Over $230,000 was raised for student scholarships at the 2022 Caritas Scholarship Ball!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

For over 60 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.

2023 Caritas Committee

Hosts
Anne & Arvid Johnson  

Committee Members
Tosh Anderson | Corey & Stephen Carbery | Michelle & Terrance Cottrell | Jeanette D’Arcy | Jeanette D’Arcy | Susan & Terrence D’Arcy | Iman Ellis-Bowen | Patricia Gonzalez | Shane Green | Diane & Bill Habiger | Jennifer & Victor Howard | Kevin Howard | Annette Jelinek | Suzanne & Gordon Marsh | Frances Naal | Caroline & Vince Portlock | Stephanie & Tyler Qualio | Ann & Steven Randich | Candice Rosen | Ann & Jeffrey Rzasa | Scott Savage | Gina & Brian Sharp | Wilhelmine & John Vidmar | Tracey & Dan Vogen

ST. FRANCIS SPONSOR – $30,000

ST. CLARE SPONSOR – $17,500

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

  • Bidding site logo placement
  • Logo on USF website
  • Virtual access to the event
  • Recognition as Brown & Gold Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Name recognition in printed post-event thank you brochure and video thank you email
  • Acknowledgement of your support by emcee during event
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

SAINT SPONSOR – $7,500
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.

  • Bidding site logo placement
  • Logo on USF website
  • Virtual access to the event
  • Recognition as Saint Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Name recognition in printed post-event thank you brochure and video thank you email
  • Acknowledgement of your support by emcee during event

BERNIE SPONSOR – $5,000
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.

  • Virtual access to the event
  • Company/individual’s logo on Caritas microsite
  • Company/individual’s name listed on USF website
  • Recognition as Bernie Sponsor in event signage and program book
  • Name recognition in printed post-event thank you brochure and video thank you email
  • Acknowledgement of your support by emcee during event

FRIENDS SPONSOR – $1,000
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. This sponsorship also allows you the opportunity to participate in a watch party either in your home or via Zoom.

Questions?

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

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