If you’re a St. Francis DeSales Graduate of the two decades, then you're considered one of our young alumni— a group that numbers more than 3,000 worldwide.  Young alumni play an important role in DeSales' continued growth and success. 

YOUNG ALUMNI SUPPORT

Graduates of the last decade strengthening DeSales through collective support and active participation.

Young alumni make up over 35 percent of St. Francis DeSales overall alumni base. That represents a significant proportion of our alumni — and the potential to make a big difference as volunteers and donors.

Young Alumni can find interesting and engaging ways to stay connected to the school and learn about the value of giving back to DeSales. This page is a great place to start. 

WHY GIVE?

  • Because gifts of all sizes add up. That’s how an annual fund works! It takes thousands of donors giving what they can to help DeSales cover the many costs that simply aren’t met by tuition income and other sources of revenue.  Learn more about ways to give (LINK).

STAY CONNECTED

  • No matter wherever your career or academic pursuits may take you, keep in touch by staying connected to us.  Be sure DeSales has your preferred mailing and email addresses so you'll receive news from SFDHS, invitations to alumni events, our weekly E-newsletter and the “Mighty Pen” magazine.

SOCIAL COMMUNITY

  • Our Facebook and Twitter pages are a great way to connect with the school and with fellow alumni. We share news, photos, events information, and inside scoops good for Stallion alumni everywhere!

  • Exclusively for SFDHS alumni, the St. Francis DeSales Alumni Network on LinkedIn is a group for alumni and students who want to build professional relationships and take a proactive approach to their career development.

GETTING INVOLVED

  • Participate in one of our Alumni Professions Nights.   This biannual series, hosted by the Alumni Relations Offices, serves as an opportunity for future and current Stallions to network with professionals in dynamic and innovative fields, as they share their educational and career experiences with our young people.

  • Class of 2010 - Get involved with your upcoming reunion.

GETTING TO KNOW ALUMNI EVENTS

Each year, the Alumni Relations Office and the Alumni Advisory Board & Council sponsor a range of events to provide an opportunity for alums to gather, network, and socialize.

You’ve experienced these events as a student, now participate as a SFD alum:

  • Homecoming - All alumni are invited back to campus each year for the annual Homecoming football game.  Cheer the Stallions onto victory, with a field-level view, in our alumni tent!

  • Traditions Mass & Breakfast - An annual event where current students invite Stallion alums back to DeSales for a mass and a breakfast.

  • All-Class Reunion - The All-Class Reunions recognize that friendships formed at DeSales are influenced primarily by collective experiences of study and socializing, not necessarily a common year of graduation.  With this in mind, all-class reunions, held annually, authentically recreate the spirit of friendships at DeSales, instead of relying entirely on the single-class reunion model.

  • Alumni Social / Networking Events - Alumni socials, held throughout the year, are a great way to reconnect with old friends — and make new ones — while celebrating the SFD tradition.

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

There is strength in numbers. In fiscal year 2015, gifts of $50 or less combined to total more than $_____

67%

Of Gifts were less than $50