Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7 p.m.

The University of St. Francis will be bringing the 65th Caritas Scholarship Ball back on campus Saturday, January 29, 2022. The event will honor trustees this year and be hosted by USF President Arvid and Anne Johnson.


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.

We are looking for donations of auction items (valued at $1,000 or above) for Caritas. Items such as vacation homes, trips, tickets or concerts or sporting events, artwork, and unique experiences are highly valued—and there are tax benefits to making in-kind donations!


For sponsorship opportunities, auction ideas, or questions, please contact:

Penny Basso
Assistant Director Annual Fund – Caritas
815-740-3748 |

Past Events

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