Ways of Giving

Annual Fund

For decades, the Annual Fund has been an integral part of St. Vincent de Paul High School’s financial foundation. Thank you to all who have supported this campaign and continue to do so, your generosity is greatly appreciated!

The Annual Fund is a vital fundraising appeal that supports the school’s fiscal budget. We reach out to the entire SVHS community and receive contributions from alumni, parents and friends that goes directly to deferring expenses in the following areas: providing need-based financial aid, supporting technology and preserving our ever growing campus facilities, just to name a few.

Parent Promise to the Annual Fund

SVHS honors the spirit of the Catholic school tradition, we charge tuition less than the actual cost and grant financial aid to those in need. Every year, each school family is asked to make a promise or pledge to the Annual Fund in order to bridge the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student.

Scholarships & Endowments

St. Vincent de Paul High School Endowments and Endowed Scholarships include the following:

  • The Dan Ercolini Memorial Scholarship
  • The Michael Gonzalez Scholarship
  • The Kavanaugh Scholarship
  • The Tim Shea Memorial Scholarship
  • The Young Maturing Athlete Scholarship
  • St. Vincent de Paul High School Tuition Endowment
  • St. Vincent de Paul High School Faculty Endowment
  • St. Vincent de Paul High School Endowment

Once a scholarship balance reaches $10,000, it is at endowment status and will be invested to grow over time, providing earnings on an annual basis that can be awarded to students. St. Vincent de Paul High School utilizes the Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) to house all of our endowments. PEF’s Endowment is managed by Exchange Bank Wealth Management with oversight by PEF’s Investment Advisory Committee.

St. Vincent de Paul High School is proud to have the St. Vincent de Paul and the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Scholarship Fund.

This scholarship honors the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the order that first taught and founded our school. You can honor a loved one and your loved one’s name will be listed for that year under our most honored scholarship. You can also give a memorial donation in a loved one’s name and have their name appear on this scholarship for that year.

For information about creating a new endowed scholarship, please contact the Advancement Office.

Planned Giving

Gifts In Kind

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double, even triple the impact of your gift to St. Vincent de Paul High School if you work for a company that has a matching gift program. Many corporations match the gifts their employers give to nonprofit and charitable organizations in an effort to extend the reach of corporate giving and to encourage employees to be actively involved in supporting their communities.

Check with your employer’s human resources office for details. We are happy to provide a copy of our non-profit status documentation. We also can register through your employer’s matching funds online programs.

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