Joliet, Ill. – If you have ever wanted to support the pursuit of a higher education for students at the University of St. Francis (USF), you have the opportunity to do so on Tuesday, November 28, a day known globally as Giving Tuesday. Join your fellow Saints worldwide as they come together to celebrate USF students and encourage giving to the university!

Lisa Sampalis, USF Vice President for University Advancement, said that the university’s Giving Tuesday focus for this year is the Francis Fund.

“The Francis Fund allows us the opportunity to respond to the emerging needs of our students, enabling them to bloom and pursue a brighter purpose. Take part in Giving Tuesday and support USF students in pursuing their academic goals,” she said.

Visit to learn more about and participate in Giving Tuesday. For more information on Giving Tuesday at USF, please contact Aindrea Hogan, USF Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations, at

About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Visit for more information.

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The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves close to 4,000 students nationwide and offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 53,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit

University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.

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