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November 29, 2022

Giving Tuesday is a day for Saints around the globe to come together to celebrate USF students and encourage giving to the university! This year for Giving Tuesday, the University of St. Francis has decided to focus attention on a very important fund called the Student Emergency Fund. This fund provides emergency financial assistance to students who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses that are challenging them to consider withdrawal from the university. Take part in Giving Tuesday and support USF students in pursuing their academic goals.

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Join the Conversation – Use #EveryGiftMatters and #GivingTuesdayUSF on social media, and watch the conversation unfold.

Giving Tuesday FAQs

USF’s Giving Tuesday is a 24-hour fundraising drive on December 1, 2020. It’s a day for alumni, parents, friends, and students to give back and support the university.

#GivingTuesdayUSF kicks off at midnight on December 1, 2020 and closes at 11:59 p.m. the same day. The annual day of giving happens on the first Tuesday after the Thanksgiving holiday, following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

You can make a gift now to ensure that your gift counts for Giving Tuesday or return to this page on December 1, 2020, to make your gift.

Yes, of course! Support from everyone in the USF community (alumni, parents, friends, students) counts on this day. In fact, we would love for you to make your gift and share on social media, using the hashtags #EveryGiftMatters and #GivingTuesdayUSF. This allows others to hear about this special day and make their own gift. The more you share, the more successful #GivingTuesdayUSF will be!

Ongoing support is essential to providing the transformative learning experiences and scholarships found at USF, so be a part of the effort and make a gift to the Francis Fund on Giving Tuesday. Thank you for understanding that the world needs more students educated the Franciscan way—and they need you.

Yes. All payments will be processed using a secure online giving form. The information collected during Giving Tuesday will be used only by USF!

Please contact Lisa Sampalis at 815-740-5065 or lsampalis@stfrancis.edu with any questions about annual giving and #GivingTuesdayUSF.

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