Day of Giving

Watch the way our students transform and thrive through your generous support! 
Create more opportunity for current and future students.

The undergraduate nursing students in the Leach College of Nursing utilize the Skills Lab to practice nursing-related skills and demonstrate competency of these skills for clinical practice. IV insertion and Intravenous medication administration are essential skills that nursing students need to practice and become proficient in. The funding would be applied to the purchase of 6 IV insertion manikin arms for the LCON skills lab. Join us in ensuring our students have the hands-on experiences they need to be incredible healthcare professionals.

Raised: $5,380 | Goal: $5,000

The University of St. Francis is working to increase support for Students mental wellness. We are incredibly fortunate that we have great counseling services and connections in the Joliet Community. However, we need additional funds to host programs and create a mental wellness lounge in Tower Hall. These initiatives will help reduce the stigma students have around asking for help with facing a mental health challenge. Join us in this mission to ensure our students have the mental health resources they need.

Raised: $2,065 | Goal: $3,000

The student emergency fund provides a one-time micro grant of up to $500 to students who are facing hardship related to emergent situations, such as…

  • Assistance with rent, utilities due to an emergency situation
  • Safety related need (i.e. changing a lock on vehicle or home)
  • Temporary transportation or housing
  • Food assistance
  • Testing and clinical fees
Raised: $2,880 | Goal: $5,000

Unlock the doors to an exciting future in education! Help the College of Education recruit and shape the next generation of teachers who are passionate about shaping young minds and making a difference. Said Estefani Gonzalez, Joliet Township High School and USF alumna, FESA Mentor Teacher and current USF College of Education instructor, “I attended the Future Educators Summer Academy in 2011 as a high school student. This experience became such a core memory due to its significant impact. I was able to create new friendships, meet phenomenal university faculty, and gained insight into the profession of teaching. Now, 13 years later, I am a full-time faculty member in the College of Education, and I have the opportunity to contribute to the planning of the same summer academy that I was once a part of as a student.” Thank you for investing in the Future Educator’s Summer Academy at USF… your support matters!

Raised: $1,575 | Goal: $4,000

In today’s fast-paced and globally connected professional world, technical skills alone are not enough to ensure success. The University of St. Francis recognizes the pivotal role that soft skills and professional etiquette play in shaping the leaders of tomorrow. The “Professional Etiquette” program is a transformative initiative designed to equip our undergraduate juniors and seniors with the soft skills required to excel in their future careers. By supporting the Professional Etiquette program, donors contribute to students’ holistic development, preparing them for their first job and a successful career path. Join us in this mission to empower our students with the etiquette and soft skills that make a difference in the professional world.

Raised: $1,500 | Goal: $5,000

The pantry’s primary focus is to provide students, particularly commuter students on the USF campus who do not have financial means to access an on-campus meal plan or other food options during visits to campus to fulfill their basic nutrition needs. The nourishment pantry provides non-perishable food items for students to have access to in designated spaces on campus. This pantry also supports and provides meal vouchers upon request when available to perishable food and hot meals. Join us in our mission to ensure no student goes hungry!

Raised: $1,225 | Goal: $4,500

The purpose of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program is to provide the opportunity for faculty/student collaboration on a research project over the summer. The program is open to any full-time USF faculty and undergraduate students in any discipline or college. The majority of past projects have been in natural sciences, math, and social/behavioral sciences, but the SURE program is looking to expand the range of disciplines participating. Join us in this mission to ensure our students have these enriching research experiences.

Raised: $600 | Goal: $5,000

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