Other Ways to Give

SHC relies on annual support from parents, alumni, parents of alumni and friends. We are so grateful for the financial contributions that allow us to continue to provide an academically rigorous, Catholic education to our students and challenge them toward intellectual excellence. But, financial contributions are not the only way to contribute to SHC. Your gifts of time, personal items and partnership opportunities are also important to SHC.

Here are some other ways you can give to SHC:

Speratus Winery

Speratus Winery: Hope for Families in Need

Speratus Winery takes its name from the Latin sperare, which means, “to hope.” It is hope that Speratus gives to families in need through scholarships funded by wine sales. Co-Founders Kelly Trevethan’s and Jean Hoefliger’s shared love of wine and dedication to making high-quality education accessible to all inspired the creation of Speratus, a virtual winery that donates one hundred percent of its proceeds to help low income families provide a Lasallian education for their children.


This year, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory was designated as a beneficiary, joining both Justin-Siena and De La Salle high schools as a recipient of Speratus Winery’s generosity. As a De La Salle alumnus, Trevethan understands the meaningful impact of a Lasallian, college preparatory education. Trevethan shares, “Going to De La Salle High School, I was taught the importance of giving back to the community, and Speratus wine is about giving kids an educational opportunity they would not otherwise have.”

At SHC, seventy percent of funds donated by Speratus will support our Lasallian and Vincentian tradition, specifically through our successful Piro Program. Named after Sister Teresa Piro, DC, who dedicated her life to helping the vulnerable and marginalized, Piro scholars receive nearly full tuition assistance and tremendous personal and academic support. The program aims to end the cycle of poverty one family at a time, as our founders modeled in their work more than 300 years ago.

In the spring of this year, Speratus added three new releases: 2010 Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay, 2013 Napa Sauvignon Blanc and 2011 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit www.speratuswinery.com to purchase wine and give the gift of education to a student in need.

They have just re-released the amazing 2009 Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend. This wine is a classic Bordeaux style wine, with a high percentage of petite sirah, and a greater presence of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. This type of blend tends to make a wine that is denser, with more diversity in its profile. There is a limited availability of this wine, which is priced at $40.00 per bottle.  If you should have any questions or desire additional information, please contact Ann Castellucci at acastellucci@speratuswinery.com.
Fundraising Partnership Programs

SHC earns a percentage of purchases made by parents, students and alumni by partnering with the following fundraising programs. Enrollment is safe, free and easy.


AmazonSmile will donate .5% of all your Amazon purchases to SHC. Click here to connect your Amazon account with SHC. Make sure you are always shopping through the www.smile.amazon.com website to donate portions of your purchase to SHC! 


To register, simply log on to www.escrip.com

  • Search “Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory” or ID # 137955477
  • Click “Sign Up”
  • Register!


GoodSearch (www.goodsearch.com) is a search engine that donates 50% of its revenue to charities and schools designated by its users. Simply make GoodSearch your default search engine and choose SHC as your charity. GoodSearch will then donate funds to SHC—without any cost to you or the organizations. SHC parents, students and alumni can also raise funds for the school by using GoodShop (www.goodshop.com). You will generate funds for the school by purchasing goods through the online mall.


Sloat Garden

Shop at any of the nine Sloat Garden Center locations during the following “Growing Up Green” weeks, mention SHC, and we will receive 10% of the purchases back in the form of a Sloat gift card, which can go towards beautification projects, fundraisers or classroom activities.

  • January 18-26, 2014
  • February 15-23, 2014
  • March 15-23, 2014


In-Kind Gifts

In-Kind Gifts are donations of tangible property. SHC may use the item in its curriculum or auction the item for fair market value. In-Kind Gifts are usually tax deductible.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of Stock are donations of stock to SHC. Please download our Stock Transfer Form here.

Vehicle Donation Gifts

In coordination with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco, SHC accepts operational and nonoperational cars, trucks, boats or other recreational vehicles as donations. SHC splits the proceeds of the auction of the vehicle with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco. Vehicle Donation Gifts offer immediate tax deductions for the full fair market value of the vehicle. To set up your vehicle donation online, click here and be sure to designate SHC as the recipient of the proceeds. To set up the donation via phone, call 1.800.937.7837. For questions, please contact Scott Porter at the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 415.977.0925 ext. 103.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Matching gifts from participating companies allow donors to multiply their gifts to SHC. Your company may offer a program that will match your contribution to SHC dollar for dollar. Consult your human resources department to see if your employer matches charitable donations. A partial list of companies that offer matching programs can be found here.

Employee Payroll Deduction/United Way Campaigns

Many companies enable employees to make donations through a payroll deduction program or United Way campaign. Contact your human resources department to see if your company has a program, and designate SHC as a beneficiary. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Alumni Council

SHC alumni number in the thousands in the Bay Area. SHC’s Alumni Council enables alumni to remain engaged in our community and make an impact on the lives of our current student body. The Alumni Council offers a social and professional community for the benefit of current students and alumni. To reach the Alumni Council or find information on becoming a member, please contact Alumni Relations Manager Patrick Kealy '07 at 415.775.6626 ext. 682.

Parents Association

SHC parents are our greatest promoters and supporters. The Parents Association organizes and hosts refreshments for events throughout the year including the Parent Reception, Open House, the Bruce Mahoney BBQ, the Multicultural Potluck, the Super Bowl Crab Dinner-dance, and the Spring Gala.

In addition, SHC’s Parent Association plays an important role as liaison for parent concern. The Parents Association discusses pressing schoolwide, administrative and/or student issues that require parent input. To become involved in the Parents Association, please contact Vice Principal for Student Life Christine Buell at 415.775.6626 ext. 611.

Special Events

SHC hosts social and fundraising events throughout the year including the annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, the Spring Gala and the annual Walkathon. SHC encourages you to become involved in these fun-filled, important events. To get involved, please contact the Event Fundraiser & Volunteer Coordinator Alex Goldberg at 415.775.6626 ext. 759.

Special Projects

SHC may call upon the talents and specializations of its alumni, parents and friends to provide support for marketing events, database entry and small construction projects. To offer your skills, please contact the Event Fundraiser & Volunteer Coordinator Alex Goldberg at 415.775.6626 ext. 759.