Established in 2004, the St. Francis House Founder’s Society is our committed group of leadership donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more every year to the Annual Fund.


The Founder’s Society is a special program that honors the visionary leadership of our founder, Father Louis Canino, and celebrates major contributors to the Annual Fund. Membership is open to those who contribute $1,000 or more between July 1 and June 30. Each year, St. Francis House hosts a private reception to recognize our Founder’s Society members’ dedicated philanthropic leadership and commitment to St. Francis House.

We are thrilled to have welcomed 542 members into the Founder’s Society this year. They have stepped forward to help St. Francis House meet the needs of the homeless, and have donated a remarkable $2.2M.

We thank the Founders for their leadership support.

If you would like more information about the Founder’s Society, please contact Senior Leadership Gifts Officer Matt Farrenkopf at 617-654-1231 or