Hosts: Anne & Arvid Johnson Committee Members: Tosh Anderson | Tanisha & David Cannon | 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 | Annette Jelinek | Kaity & Jeff Kohl | Suzi & Gordon Marsh | Steph & Tyler Qualio | Candice Rosen | Ann & Jeffrey Rzasa | Jodi & Scott Schager | Gina & Brian Sharp | Maggie Sillar | Catherine & Michael Stowe | Michele & Tom Vana | Wilhelmine & John Vidmar | Theresa Dollinger Waldron & Jon Waldron
Our gratitude goes out to our committee, sponsors, attendees, and all who bid on auction
items—in person or virtually—to support our students. We couldn’t do it without you!
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. Thank you for your continued support!
Your gift of $25,000 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.
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.
Your gift of $10,000 will help in providing five business students with a $2,000 scholarship for the year.
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.
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.
Your investment of $1,000-$4,999 helps provide resource support for our student teachers to realize higher levels of success in their journey to earn their degree.