Virtual Caritas Scholarship Ball

Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7 p.m.

In this special year, the University of St. Francis Caritas Scholarship Ball went virtual as it celebrated the 64th ball on Saturday, January 30, 2021 to raise scholarship funds for USF students. The event was chaired by Ann & Steve Randich and Corey & Steve Carbery and hosted by USF President Arvid and Anne Johnson.

This year’s virtual theme was “From Our Home to Yours” and included live entertainment, amazing live and silent auction items, a paddle raise and raffle prize.

Caritas has raised almost $6 million for USF students through its 64 years of history and over $2 million of that total in just the past seven years.

If you would like to donate, visit aesbid.com/elp/caritas21.

Thank you to alumni and friends who joined us virtually and who are committed to keeping our mission strong AND relevant:  “Building a Franciscan Future…Together, in Our Second Century!”


For over sixty years, the annual Caritas Scholarship Ball has served as USF’s primary fundraiser for student scholarships. We know how important of a role this financial support has when it comes to making a college education possible for USF students. Each year, the University of St. Francis provides over $23 million in institutional support to USF students, many of whom are first-generation college students. These scholarships make a difference for many students who may not be able to attend and obtain a college degree. Click here to donate now.

Thank you to our 2021 Caritas Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

darcy logo

joliet bank and trust logo

wintrust bank logo

Silver Sponsors

Diane and Bill Habiger

Bronze Sponsors

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Jay & Lori Bergman—First Secure Community Bank of Joliet
Busey Bank
Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal
Gloria & Edward Dollinger
Johansen & Anderson, Inc.
Cheryl & Kevin McCarthy
Sentinus, LLC
Streitz Dental Arts—Stephanie & Daniel Streitz, DDS
Patricia & Robert Wheeler


Please contact Regina Block, major gifts officer, 815-600-5065 or rblock@stfrancis.edu.

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