Franciscan School of Theology

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 You Can Help Educate Leaders for Our Changing World

Donors to the Franciscan School of Theology join a caring group of individuals who with their gifts and personal commitment, are helping build an institution with an unparalleled history and reputation. Since the beginning of California’s history, the Franciscan mission has been part of the life here. The Franciscan commitment to peace, joy and Christian witness has helped forge the identity and vocation of hundreds of its alumi/ae.

We depend on the generosity of our alumni/ae and friends who believe in the mission of FST to continue helping us give our students dynamic and innovative theological education and formation.

The Annual Fund

The Franciscan School of Theology Annual Fund consists of the collection of gifts from alumi/ae, friends, the business community, religious orders, faculty and staff for the operations of the School. To reach this goal, your gift is needed.

A strong Annual Fund helps the School remain stable. A healthy Annual fund means that students are benefiting from scholarships and fully funded student programs that enhance the Franciscan experience. Annual Fund dollars truly have a positive impact on every student attending the Franciscan School of Theology.

The Annual Fund also provides for these important student programs:

  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Placement Services
  • International Student Programs
  • Student Activities
  • Student Leadership Programs
  • Spiritual Formation Programs
  • Campus Computer Lab


Your gift helps make things happen.  We invite you to support our students through your gift of scholarships. By donating to our scholarship fund, your gift supports our most precious resource – our students.  One year’s tuition at FST is $17,200.00. Thanks to generous donors like you, our graduates have gone onto careers such as: campus ministers, hospital chaplains, retreat center directors, religious education teachers, and these are just a few examples. Your gift will help these students realize their potential through your generous donation. Pledging $50, $75 or $100 dollars per month will make the difference for our students to be able to transform the world around them.  If you would like more information, please contact Fr. Joseph Chinnici at (760) 547-1800 ext 205 or send him an email at Make your gift by phone, or by mail.  FST can accept gifts by cash, check, or credit card. For more information please call Randi Quaid in our Development Office at (760) 547-1800 ext. 202 or via email at

Thank you for choosing to make a gift today!! You are investing in the future.

Planned Giving

You can make a difference for an FST student by contributing your tax deductible gift. Your planned gift to FST can:

  • Provide you with an immediate income tax deduction.
  • Bypass capital gains tax on sale of appreciated property.
  • Avoid taxes on your estate.
  • Provide a lifetime income to you or the people of your choice.

FST can accept gifts by cash, check, or credit card. For more information please call Randi Quaid in our Development Office at (760) 547-1800 ext. 202 or via email at

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