Giving Societies


USF Society

The USF Society, founded in 2004, is the annual giving society of the University of St. Francis that honors and recognizes all those who generously share their personal resources at leadership levels of $1,000 or more to advance the mission and vision of the University of St. Francis, as we prepare women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership. For more information, contact Regina Block at 815-740-5065 or


Qualifications for Annual Membership

  • Minimum $1,000 cash or cash equivalent gifts to USF annually (the fiscal year runs June 1 – May 31).
  • Matching gifts will count toward USF Society membership.
  • Cumulative giving in the same fiscal year qualifies for USF Society membership.


USF Society Annual Giving Levels

  • $50,000 & above – Founders Circle
  • $25,000 – $49,999 – President’s Circle
  • $10,000 – $24,999 – Francis & Clare Circle
  • $5,000 – $9,999 – Assisian Circle
  • $1,000 – $4,999 – Brown & Gold Circle Membership


USF Society Member Events*
Invitations with specific event information will be sent to USF Society members prior to each event. For more information on any events listed below, contact Regina Block at 815-740-5065 or


  • Ambassador Day: Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
    USF President Arvid Johnson addresses the USF stakeholders during his “State of the University Address” at 11:30 a.m. in the Sullivan Center. Enjoy lunch with a cabinet member and listen to our president share the progress of the past year and the opportunities for this academic year. Private tours will be given by the Saints Ambassadors and USF Cabinet members to the three campuses: St. Bonaventure, St. Clare and the main campus on Taylor and Wilcox.
  • Christmas at the Motherhouse Sneak Preview: Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
    Enjoy a noon lunch in the Executive Conference Room (Motherhouse). Then, meet at 2 p.m. in the Joseph Chapel for the rich tradition of Franciscan friendship and entertainment by our very own USF Schola Cantorum during “Christmas at the Motherhouse: 25 years of Schola Cantorum.” The perfect way to start the Christmas season!
  • Caritas Scholarship Ball: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017
    Once again, being held at the Bolingbrook Golf Club, starting at 6 p.m. Come celebrate the 60th anniversary of this wonderful event with the USF community!
  • Swingin’ Saints Candlelight Cabaret: Friday, March 24, 2017
    Back by popular demand! Cocktail reception hosted by USF President Arvid Johnson in the Executive Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Seats will be reserved for you.
  • Francis and Clare Event: Sunday, April 2, 2017
    Enjoy the spring musical, “Godspell,” at 3 p.m. in the Sexton Auditorium (Moser Performing Arts Center). After the performance, enjoy fine dining and lively discussion in the Turk Theater, co-hosted by USF President Arvid Johnson and his wife, Anne.


Three Oaks Legacy Society

The Three Oaks Legacy Society was created to honor those who establish a legacy at the University of St. Francis. through wills, estates, and other planned gifts. These legacy gifts, often the largest to the University, offer financial stability and ensure that countless students will benefit from the gift for years to come.

If you have included the University of St. Francis in your estate plans, or are interested in doing so, we would be grateful to know of your intentions. This will provide the University the opportunity to thank you in person and to engage in strategic financial planning.

To learn more about how you can leave a legacy at the University of St. Francis that will positively affect the lives of future generations of students, call Regina Block at 815-740-5065.