Special Events & Initiatives

Throughout the year, we host a variety of events to recognize the many ways our alumni, employees, parents, and friends support the University of St. Francis. These events are aimed to showcase the university in unique and memorable ways, engage internal and external audiences, and create exceptional USF experiences.

For more information about these events, contact Kelly Larson at 815-740-3610 or klarson@stfrancis.edu.

  • Caritas Centennial Scholarship Gala: January 25, 2020
    Caritas means “charity”– a fitting name for the university’s annual fundraising gala. Visit the Caritas homepage to find out more about the event, the auction, or to become an event sponsor.
  • USF Day of Giving: 2020 Date TBA
    This is a day designed for giving! All donors are encouraged to join in solidarity and make their contribution to the university.
  • Ambassador Day: 2019 Date TBA
    Ambassador Day at the University of St. Francis is a special opportunity for leaders, like you, to become more engaged in USF’s mission and to deepen your understanding of the importance of the University in our community.
  • Giving Tuesday: 2020 Date TBA
    Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back to institutions that matter. Join the #GivingTuesday movement to celebrate USF students! 2019 details to be announced at a later time.
  • USF Society Events: Throughout the Year
    USF Society members support the university’s mission and vision through leadership levels ($1,000+) of annual giving. These exclusive events ensure our biggest supporters can see the amazing work we do.
  • Garden Flag Sale: Spring and Summer
    Show your love for USF by proudly displaying a University of St. Francis 12×18″ garden flag (stand included) in your yard! Cost is only $25 per flag. Order yours today by clicking here.

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