Pope Francis High School, a not-for-profit entity organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the school for purposes that will help the school to further and fulfill its mission and programs.

PFHS and its staff solicit current and deferred gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to secure the future growth and mission of Pope Francis High School.

Pope Francis High School will accept unrestricted gifts, and gifts for specific programs and purposes, provided that such gifts are not inconsistent with its stated mission, purpose, and priorities. PFHS will not accept gifts that violate the terms of the corporate charter, are unduly burdensome to administer, pose an unacceptable risk of liability to PFHS, benefit a specified PFHS employee or student, or that are for purposes outside the mission of PFHS.

Why should I give to Pope Francis High School?

When you give to Pope Francis High School, you provide opportunity to every student.

Through the support of generous donors, PFHS fulfills its mission to challenge students to grow spiritually, intellectually,socially and physically to become critical thinkers and faith-based leaders who embody justice, peace, service, and mercy in the global community.

Unfortunately, tuition alone does not cover the cost of the superior educational experience that Pope Francis High School provides to each and every student. We rely on the support from our large community of contributors including alumni, current parents, faculty and staff, alumni parents, corporations and foundations, and major donors. We couldn’t be more grateful.

How can I give to Pope Francis High School?

There are many ways to give to PFHS. You can use your credit card on our online giving form; write a check and mail it with our printable giving form;  transfer securities assets such as stocks, bonds, and property; or fund a future gift through a bequest or life-income gift, such as a charitable gift annuity.

To mail a gift or pledge, please complete our printable form and mail it, along with your credit card information or check, to:

Pope Francis High School
Attn: Kevin White
134 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

Please make your check payable to Pope Francis High School.

I give every year, but I want to do more to support PFHS. How do I find out what else I can do?

Opportunities for alumni and friends to give their time and expertise as volunteers exist at PFHS. Contact the Advancement Office at 413-331-2480 to find out what opportunity would fit you best.

If I'm making a gift, may I specify where to allocate the gift?

Yes. You can direct your gift to support a specific academic program, athletic or extra-curricular program, or another program of your choosing. The most flexible gifts are unrestricted, as they allow PFHS to use the monies as necessary within our spending policy.

Can I give to a program other than the one listed on my contribution card?

Yes. On your contribution card, write in the designation you would like to support on the “Other” line and mail it back to us. You can also give online with a credit card and designate your gift to the program of your choice.

I'd like to make installment gifts to PFHS throughout the year. May I do this?

Yes. Recurring credit card gifts can be made in any amount and scheduled for your convenience. Gifts like these allow you to make a larger commitment and space out the payment; they also ensure consistent support for PFHS. To make an incremental/recurring credit card gift, give online.

Can I make a partial payment on a pledge?

Yes. You can partially pay your pledge by credit card using our online giving form or by mailing in the pledge reminder receipt sent to you by PFHS with your payment.

How can I find out more about making a gift of stock or putting PFHS in my estate plans?

Contact PFHS’ Advancement Office for more information about these and other kinds of planned gifts.

After I make a gift, will I receive a receipt to be used for tax purposes?

Yes. PFHS will mail a tax receipt within two weeks of receiving your gift. If you do not receive a receipt, contact us at advancement@popefrancishigh.org or 413-331-2480.

How do matching gifts work?

If your employer matches charitable contributions from employees, you may be able to double or even triple the value of your gift. Obtain a form from your company’s human resources department, complete it, and mail to:

Pope Francis High School
Attn: Advancement Office
134 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

How do I make a gift in honor of or in memory of an individual?

You can make a gift in the honor or memory of an individual and direct it to an appropriate program or fund on our online giving form or by informing us with a note accompanying your mailed gift. After you have named your honoree, you may opt for PFHS to send an acknowledgement to that individual.

To mail a gift or pledge, please complete our printable giving form and mail it, along with your credit card information or check, to:

Pope Francis High School
Attn: Advancement Office
134 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

My question is not answered here. Whom should I contact?

Contact the Advancement Office at 413-331-2480 or email us at advancement@popefrancishigh.org.