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Save the date! Our 66th Annual Caritas Scholarship Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the USF campus in Joliet.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

For over 65 years, the annual Caritas Scholarship Celebration has served as the primary fundraiser for University of St. Francis scholarships. Caritas helps  to make a college education possible for so many bright students… many who are the first in their family to attend college. Each year, USF provides them with over $23 million in institutional support, which makes a difference for many students who would not be able to obtain a college degree without financial assistance. Your Caritas support means the world!

2023 Caritas Committee

Hosts:  Anne & Arvid Johnson  

Committee Members: Tosh Anderson | Rosie & Cesar Cardenas | Michelle & Terry Cottrell | Jeanette D’Arcy | Nick D’Arcy | Sue & Terry D’Arcy | Iman Ellis-Bowen & Duane Bowen | Patty Gonzalez & Jay Barriga | Shane Green | Jen & Vic Howard | Kevin Howard | Annette Jelinek | Kaity & Jeff Kohl | Suzi & Gordy Marsh | Frances Naal | Steph & Tyler Qualio | Ann & Steve Randich | Candice Rosen | Ann & Jeffrey Rzasa | Scott Savage | Jodi & Scott Schager | Gina & Brian Sharp | Maggie Sillar | Willie & Jay Vidmar | Tracey & Dan Vogen | Theresa Dollinger Waldron & Jon Waldron

2023 Sponsors

ST. FRANCIS SPONSORS – $30,000

ST. CLARE SPONSORS –  $15,000

  • Wintrust

BROWN & GOLD SPONSORS – $10,000

  • Gloria & Ed Dollinger
  • Diane & Bill Habiger

SAINT SPONSORS – $7,500

  • Sentinus Wealth Management, Stephanie & Tyler Qualio

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BERNIE SPONSORS – $5,000

  • Busey Bank
    Busey Bank
  • Quest Food Management

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  • Ann & Steve Randich

FRIENDS SPONSORS – $1,000-$4,999

  • Jen & Vic Howard
  • Linblad Construction
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2023 Sponsorship Levels

Your gift of $30,000 will assist in preparing a student, like Brianna, who has worked to put herself through college while living with her grandmother. Brianna’s dream of becoming a special education teacher would be realized with an Annual Scholarship to be awarded in 2023-2024.

  • VIP Tickets, if attending event
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Acknowledgement of support by emcee during event
  • Exposure through logo on printed photos
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

Your investment of $15,000 will help to provide a student with the opportunity to realize their dream of becoming a health care professional and contribute to the community through service and leadership by decreasing their cost by half for the academic year.

  • VIP Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as St. Clare Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Acknowledgement of your support by emcee during event
  • Logo on silent auction website
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made 

Your gift of $10,000 will help in providing five business students with a $2,000 scholarship for the year.

  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Brown and Gold Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Acknowledgement of your support by emcee during event
  • Bidding Site Logo placement
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

Your investment of $7,500 will help afford students, like Lucy, the opportunity to pursue her double major in biology and chemistry. Lucy’s ultimate goal is to become a family physician and the gift of education at USF will ensure her patient approach is a compassionate one.

  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Saint Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Bidding Site Logo placement
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

 

Your gift of $5,000 helps a student realize their dream of becoming a nurse and changing lives by giving back to the community with the gifts they take with them when they graduate from the university.

  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Bernie Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

Your investment of $1,000 helps provide resource support for our student teachers to realize higher levels of success in their journey to earn their degree.

Caritas Through the Years

Questions?

Penny Basso at pbasso@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-3748.

We invite you to browse photos of our past Caritas events below!