The Sisters of St. Francis Foundation

The Sisters of St. Francis Foundation was created to provide support for the sisters’ ministries, their retirement, and other designated needs. With the help and support of the foundation’s board of trustees, the foundation seeks to develop methods of raising funds that increase awareness of the sisters’ ministries and enhance the congregation’s presence in communities through the United State and around the world.

Why Do the Sisters of St. Francis Need a Foundation?

Prior to 1994 the congregation did not engage in formal fundraising efforts.  By the early 1990s, circumstances warranted that the Sisters of St. Francis introduce a department specifically tasked to raise funds in order that the congregation could continue to fund sponsored and cosponsored ministries as well as to meet the sisters’ retirement needs.

Mary Vandergeest, OSF, Foundation Executive Director (2000-2016)
Philip Leach, Foundation Board Chair (2011-Present)

We Consider Fundraising a Ministry

“Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission.”

Henri J. M. Nouwen – A Spirituality of Fundraising


For more information about the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation contact:

Deborah Krist, OSF
Director of Mission Advancement
Sisters of St. Francis Foundation
609 S. Convent Road
Aston, PA 19014
(610) 558-7713
(610) 558-5357 (fax) 

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Hoop House for Red Hill Farmbrsprouts-hhouse
What do arugula, beets, kale, turnips, parsnips and brussel sprouts have in common?  They will be among the variety of produce that Red Hill Farm, the Sisters of St. Francis community-supported agricultural facility, will grow this coming winter—with your help. A new hoop house will help to increase the supply offered not only to the motherhouse, Our Lady of Angels Convent, and Assisi House, the sisters’ retirement home, both in Aston, but also to the farm’s community members. While the sisters finance the regular maintenance of the farm, they need your support for the purchase of a new hoop house that costs $12,000. Click here if you can help.

Annual Raffle Drawing – November 22, 2016
Purchase a book of six tickets for $10 or individually for $2 each.  For information on how to participate contact Sr. Kathleen Groome, (610) 558-6126, or  Click here for more information.

22nd Annual Golf Tournament

Thanks you to all who participated. Click here for a summary of the event.

November – All Souls

The month of November is dedicated to All Souls.  If you would like the sisters to pray for your loved ones, click here for more information.

Holiday Craft Sale

November 18 & 19, 2016. Click here for more information.