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USF Sets Record for Area's Oldest Charity Event

One of the oldest charity events in the Will County area, is now one of its most successful. The 58th Caritas Scholarship Ball. held Saturday, January 24 at the prestigious White Eagle Golf Club, raised more than $350,000 for student scholarships for the University of St. Francis (USF) scholarship fund, according to USF President Arvid C. Johnson and event chairs Candice & Steve Rosen. For the third consecutive year, the Caritas Scholarship Ball has reached a fundraising record. "We are very excited that our community believes in the USF mission and supports our goal of providing high-quality education to as many students as possible," said President Johnson. "About 96 percent of USF students receive some form of financial assistant and 62 percent of freshmen this fall were the first in their families to attend college."