Caritas Scholarship Ball

Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The University of St. Francis will be bringing the 65th Caritas Scholarship Ball back on campus Saturday, January 29. This year’s event, hosted by Arvid & Anne Johnson, will honor the University of St. Francis Board of Trustees.

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.

Ways to Participate

Attend the Event

Purchase tickets and join us for an exciting night out in support of student scholarships at the University of St. Francis.

Donate and Bid on Auction Items

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!

Secure a Sponsorship

Sponsorships are essential to the success of this event. Read on to see the levels and benefits of this year’s sponsorships.

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
  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • 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
  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • 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.

  • Tickets to the event if attending
  • 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?

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

Penny Basso
Assistant Director Annual Fund – Caritas
815-740-3748 | pbasso@stfrancis.edu

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