Support Us

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.

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) 

More Important Information


You can bring a Bright New World to those in need with your gift.

It can make all the difference!

Online – Make a secured gift online. Click here.

Check – Send a check or money order payable to: The Sisters of St. Francis Foundation; 609 S. Convent Road; Aston, PA 19014

Events – Host or sponsor an event to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation. Please contact Sister Debbie Krist at or (610) 558-7713.

Foundation Support – If you or a family member have a foundation, contributions to the Sisters of St. Francis may be made through your foundation.

Planned Giving – Tax advantages are available through planned giving, including bequests, securities, life insurance, and other individual retirement withdrawals.  Learn more

Recurring Gift – Set up a monthly deduction from your personal banking account. Contact or (610) 558-6132.

Matching Gift – Ask your employer or your spouse’s employer to match your contribution.

Honorarium/Memorials – Make a gift in memory or in honor of a family member or friend. Contact Sister Kathleen Parisi at or (610) 558-7714. Learn more

Thank you for believing that it is Better to Give than to Receive.
You are ever so generous…and we are ever so grateful to you!

A will is a written legal document that controls the distribution of your property after your death. A will is your only
guarantee that your estate will be distributed according to your wishes. By including the Sisters of St. Francis in your will, you will help to ensure the care of the sisters in their retirement years and the continuation of their ministries.

To learn more about giving through your will, contact or call (610) 558-7713