The Centennial Campaign

The University of St. Francis has come a long way since its establishment in 1920 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate. Since that time, USF became a coeducational institution in 1971, developed an affiliation with the Saint Joseph College of Nursing in 1997, and was re-named University of St. Francis in 1998. Each year along the path, this academic institution has maintained its focus on offering a Catholic, comprehensive educational experience, focused on Franciscan values and rooted in the liberal arts, to each and every student. All of us at USF are excited to celebrate this milestone.

As part of its 100-year celebration, USF is embarking on a Centennial Campaign with strategic initiatives that will help beautify campus, increase scholarships and honor our heritage. This campaign is an important part of how USF is enhancing the learning environment, showing its commitment to affordable excellence and ensuring a USF education remains within reach of bright, hard-working students and their families.

Donations to the Centennial Campaign would make meaningful tribute gifts to the university’s 100-year history. To those of you who have invested in the strategic priorities of this campaign, thank you. If you have not yet made a gift to our Centennial Campaign, I urge you to join us as we turn the initiatives into realities.

With your help, your participation and your prayers, I know that we will fulfill the needs of our university today as we continue to build a Franciscan future.

Pace e Bene,

Arvid C. Johnson

Campaign Leadership

Diane & Bill Habiger
Gloria & Ed Dollinger

Jayne Airola
Jo Ann Barber
Margaret & Bill Benoit
Chuck Beutel
Mary Kay Blake
Rick Cronholm
Jeanette D’Arcy
Judy & Tom DeMint
Jo Ann & Tony Delgado
Arlene Finkle
Rebecca Fry
Joseph Gaul
Jeremy Grachan
Annette Jelinek
Sr. MaryAnn Jerkofsky, OSF

Arvid & Anne Johnson
Maria Jevitz Patterson
Dolores Kenney
Laurie Knick
Aubrey Knight
Dave Laketa
Rosemary Lux
Natalie Manley
Bill Manner
Sue & John Manner
Carol McCafferty
Vincent McGirr
Patrick McGuire
Raquel Montoya
Anthony Mravle
Michael Mravle
Carolyn Murphy
Marianne Murphy
Frances Naal
Margaret & John Peifer
Caroline Portlock
Steph & Tyler Qualio
Ann & Steven Randich
Mary Roa
Jodi Schager
Keith Schomig
James Sefcik
Brian Sharp
Elaine Smith
Cheryl Stepney
Kathleen Sullivan
Sr. Rose Marie Surwilo, OSF
Willie & Jay Vidmar
Jason Whiteside
Colleen Wyse
Nancy & Tony Zordan