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Caritas Scholarship Celebration

Save the Date: 68th Annual Caritas Scholarship Celebration Saturday, April 12, 2025

At our 2024 celebration, $235,000 was raised for student scholarships…thank you for helping us launch our brightest stars!

For nearly 70 years, the annual Caritas Scholarship Celebration has served as the primary fundraiser for University of St. Francis scholarships. Caritas helps to make a college education possible for so many bright students… many who are the first in their family to attend college. Each year, USF provides them with millions of dollars in institutional support, which helps students who would not be able to obtain a college degree without financial assistance.

Caritas 2024 Program

Caritas 2024 Video

The Caritas 2024 Committee

Dzٲ:Anne & Arvid Johnson Committee Members: Tanisha & David Cannon | Rosie & Cesar Cardenas | Michelle & Terry Cottrell | Jeanette D’Arcy | Nick D’Arcy | Sue & Terry D’Arcy | Iman Ellis-Bowen & Duane Bowen | Patty Gonzalez & Jay Barriga | Annette Jelinek | Kaity & Jeff Kohl | Suzi & Gordon Marsh | Steph & Tyler Qualio | Candice Rosen | Ann & Jeffrey Rzasa | Jodi & Scott Schager | Gina & Brian Sharp | Maggie Sillar | Catherine & Michael Stowe | Michele & Tom Vana | Wilhelmine & John Vidmar | Tracy ’92 & Dan Vogen ’93 | Theresa Dollinger Waldron & Jon Waldron

2024 Sponsorship Levels & Sponsor Listing

Your gift of $25,000 will assist in preparing a student, like Brianna, who has worked to put herself through college while living with her grandmother. Brianna’s dream of becoming a special education teacher would be realized with an Annual Scholarship to be awarded in 2024-2025.

  • VIP Tickets, if attending event
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Acknowledgement of support by emcee during event
  • Exposure through logo on printed photos
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

2024 ST. FRANCIS SPONSOR
D’Arcy Buick GMC

Your investment of $15,000 will help to provide a student with the opportunity to realize their dream of becoming a health care professional and contribute to the community through service and leadership by decreasing their cost by half for the academic year.

  • VIP Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as St. Clare Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Acknowledgement of your support by emcee during event
  • Logo on silent auction website
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

2024 ST. CLARE SPONSOR
Wintrust

Your gift of $10,000 will help in providing five business students with a $2,000 scholarship for the year.

  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Brown and Gold Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Acknowledgement of your support by emcee during event
  • Bidding Site Logo placement
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

2024 BROWN & GOLD SPONSORS
Gloria & Ed Dollinger
Anne & Arvid Johnson
Lee Ann Wozniak ’45

Your investment of $7,500 will help afford students, like Lucy, the opportunity to pursue her double major in biology and chemistry. Lucy’s ultimate goal is to become a family physician and the gift of education at USF will ensure her patient approach is a compassionate one.

  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Saint Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Bidding Site Logo placement
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

2024 SAINT SPONSORS
Sentinus Wealth LLC

Your gift of $5,000 helps a student realize their dream of becoming a nurse and changing lives by giving back to the community with the gifts they take with them when they graduate from the university.

  • Tickets to the event, if attending
  • Logo on USF and event websites
  • Recognition as Bernie Sponsor in all event publicity
  • Social media recognition starting as soon as commitment is made

2024 BERNIE SPONSORS
Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Cynthia & Robert Erickson
First Secure Community Bank
Diane ’77 & Bill Habiger
Donna & John Przybyla ’92
Quest Food Management Services
Tracey ’92 & Dan Vogen ’93
Pat ’67 & Bob Wheeler

Your investment of $1,000-$4,999 helps provide resource support for our student teachers to realize higher levels of success in their journey to earn their degree.

2024 FRIENDS SPONSORS
Ascension Saint Joseph
Busey Bank
Cathedral Area Preservation Association
ExxonMobil
IBEW Local 176
J.L. Adler Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Frances Naal ’58
Piazza & Mannerino Masonry, Inc.
Ann ’80 & Steve Randich ’79
Candice Rosen ’88
Stephanie & Daniel Streitz
Tim Wallace Landscape Supply
Turk Furniture
USF College of Arts & Sciences
Wilhelmine ’68 & John Vidmar

Questions?

Contact Brady Duke at bduke@stfrancis.edu or 815-740-3611.