Support & Engage

Annual Giving

Annual Giving allows the school to thrive and hold true to its mission.

The Fund for SFS, the School’s annual fund campaign, is our most important and only annual fundraising campaign. It is the largest source of non-tuition revenue. The School relies on these unrestricted contributions to provide educational resources for students and faculty not covered by tuition. The annual campaign takes place in the fall, running through December, and includes gifts from the entire community. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated! 

From its earliest days, The San Francisco School has been a place of staff and parent/guardian partnership to fulfill the mission of the school. Through more than five decades of collaboration and hard work, parents/guardians, teachers, and staff generously have dedicated their time, talents, and assets to transform a church and surrounding open space into the amazing school that is The San Francisco School today.

The spirit of the founders lives on as The School continues its mission to cultivate and celebrate the intellectual, imaginative, and humanitarian promise of each student, in a community that practices mutual respect, embraces diversity, and inspires a passion for learning! 

Each year, nearly 400 SFS community members —parents/guardians, trustees, alumni, alumni parents/guardians, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends— make gifts to The Fund for SFS, the School’s Annual Fund. SFS relies on these gifts to support the costs of offering a remarkable education that includes rigorous academic programs, rich art and music offerings, comprehensive athletics, and exposure to the latest technology. 

Through the support of the annual fund campaign, we are able to attract, retain, and support talented faculty and staff, offer professional development, provide financial assistance which creates a diverse socioeconomic student body, and maintain our classrooms and campus.

The broad reach of The Fund for SFS means that each student, family, and faculty member benefits from the funds that we raise.

This year we renew our 60-day campaign with the aim to raise $850,000 through 100% board and parent/guardian participation. By participating with a pledge or gift before December 31, our donations are put to work this academic year.

We know that families have different abilities to give and therefore ask that every family participate at a level that is meaningful to them. You may donate now online or mail your gift to:

The San Francisco School
300 Gaven Street
San Francisco, CA 94134

Or make a pledge now and pay prior to June 30, 2024. 

Please contact Jenn Keese-Powell, Director of Advancement at  or 415.287.2003 with any questions.

Donors who make annual gifts of $10,000 or more are invited to attend the Head’s Circle Dinner in the fall.

Thank you in advance for your support!