Religion, Spiritual Development

Sisters of St. Francis Foundation

  • Aston, PA
  • www.osfphila.org

Mission Statement

The Sisters of St. Francis  Foundation of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (previously known as the Franciscan Ministries Foundation) was established by the congregation to seek financial support for Sister's ministries among the poor, those without a voice and other needs as they arise. Through their mission, the Sisters strive to be a healing, compassionate presence to the people of God with a special emphasis on women and children. The ability to live the mission depends on resources generated from external sources such as friends, families, and the community at large.

Main Programs

  1. The Catholic High School of Baltimore
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We are predominantly on the East Coast and the West Coast but we have Sisters in some other areas of the country.  Internationally we are predominantly in Ireland and Africa.

ruling year

1946

Principal Officer since 2000

Self-reported

Mary Vandergeest OSF

Co Principal Officer

Self-reported

Sister Anne Patrice Hefner OSF

Keywords

Self-reported

Franciscan, Ministries, Foundation, Poor, Families, Women, Children, Spiritual, Education, Healthcare, Social, Retirement, Environment

Also Known As

FMF

EIN

23-2784568

 Number

4008480181

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Roman Catholic (X22)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Programs + Results

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Overview

Self-reported by organization

Our top priority for the past year has been to get funding for our sponsored ministries, particularly The Catholic High School  of Baltimore (Maryland), St. Joseph Family Center (Spokane, WA), and St. Mary Family Shelter (Phoenixville, PA).   We are also seeking funds for the care of our retired sisters in Assisi House (Aston, PA), St. Ann Convent (Tacoma, WA) and St. Joseph (Ringwood, NJ).

Programs

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Program 1

The Catholic High School of Baltimore

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia are the sole sponsors of The Catholic High School of Baltimore.  It was founded in 1939 for young women of all faiths.  It is located in northeast Baltimore City between Erdman Avenue and Sinclair Lane on Edison Highway; Students come from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Harford, and Howard Counties as well as Baltimore City and Pennsylvania.  As you peruse their website (www.thecatholichighschool.org(http://www.thecatholichighschool.org) ) you will be impressed with the academic programs, extracurricular activities, the mission and Franciscan identity.   The college preparatory programs are inclusive to accommodate different types and abilities of learners.  For students who may struggle in English or Math to students in Honors level courses, the faculty stress encouraging each young woman to work to her potential in order to prepare her for a successful life beyond Catholic High.  In addition to the academic programs, the extracurricular activities are designed to engage students beyond the classroom. We offer athletics, vocal and instrumental music, art, language, and a variety of service-oriented clubs to meet the interests of our students. We encourage all students to be involved beyond the school day.  A Catholic High education is much more than a high school education.  It is an education for life.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We are predominantly on the East Coast and the West Coast but we have Sisters in some other areas of the country.  Internationally we are predominantly in Ireland and Africa.

Funding Needs

Care of our Retired Sisters in our 3 retirement facilities (Aston, PA; Spokane, WA, Ringwood, NJ) College Prep Scholarships for young women at The Catholic High School of Baltimore Assistance for Family Counseling in St. Joseph Family Center Support for homeless families at St. Mary Franciscan Shelter (Phoenixville, PA) and Transitions (Spokane, WA)

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Operations

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Sisters of St. Francis Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mary Vandergeest OSF

Co Principal Officer

Sister Anne Patrice Hefner OSF

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Thank you for your support and for joining hands with us as we continue our mission to serve those who need us. Your gift is so important to us and you can be certain that 100% of your gift goes to the ministry. More and more people turn to us for help and hope each year. Each year your gifts, large and small, honor our past, enable us to respond to the needs of God’s poor in the present and assure that our ministries will continue into the future. It is a great investment with tangible returns in the lives of people. You enable us to make the difference!"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sharon Coleman

No Affiliation

Term: Sept 2011 -

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