About Caritas Society


A non-profit community membership organization, Caritas Society of St. John’s College has two purposes: 1) to support St. John’s by raising and donating need-based financial aid to students; 2) to promote enduring relationships between St. John’s and the larger Annapolis community. Membership is open to anyone interested in the activities of Caritas. More than 200 people from the Annapolis region and the college are Caritas members.

To join Caritas, download a yearly or lifetime membership form under “Quick Links” above, fill it out, and return it as directed. Call 410-972-4505 or e-mail for more information.

Through fundraising, the Caritas Society is able to award eight to ten financial aid grants each year to students whose financial resources are inadequate and are under threat of having to withdraw from school. Caritas supports St. John’s in other ways, too. Examples include:

  • An annual need-based scholarship through the St. John’s College Endowment Fund
  • Five book grants each year from the Weigle Great Books Fund to cover the cost of required books
  • Several $50 memorial donations to the Greenfield Library each year
  • A prize presented at graduation for outstanding service to the Annapolis community by a St. John’s senior.

Caritas offers members a variety of social, instructive, and entertaining programs and events that promote community relationships. Interests are shared with a network of friends who support St. John’s and its distinctive liberal arts program. Members are also encouraged to take advantage of the many educational and cultural opportunities St. John’s offers to the community. Interesting and entertaining public fundraising events such as the popular “Meet the Authors” program help the membership raise financial aid grant funds.

The Caritas Society does all of this and more. Tell your friends about us! 

Click here for information about our upcoming events. 

Featured Fundraiser: Meet the Authors

November 9, 3 to 5 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Auditorium 

Annual fundraiser featuring three authors who will speak about their work and the writing life, followed by a question and answer period. After the presentation, a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception with book signing will be held. Books are available for purchase at the program.

The authors and books are: Ruth Kassinger and A Garden of Marvels, Barbara Rogan and A Dangerous Fiction,”and Steve Vogel and Through the Perilous FightClick here to read more about this event.

Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 

For your convenience, you may purchase tickets online using a major credit card or PayPal account. Just click the "Add to Cart" button.

Purchase Options

Meet the Authors Sponsorships

Sponsoring Meet the Authors is a wonderful way to help make the fundraiser a success. Individuals and businesses are invited to be sponsors at one of the levels listed below.


Gold-$1,000 – 6 tickets to event, special recognition and signage at event, name and/or logo on website with hyperlink, 2 seats at private dinner w/ authors

Silver-$500 – 4 tickets to event, recognition in program, signage at event, name and/or logo on website with hyperlink

Bronze-$300 – 2 tickets to event, recognition in program, name and/or logo on web site with hyperlink

Patron-$100 – 2 tickets to event and listing in program

You can register as a sponsor online by clicking the “Subscribe” button below, or click here to download a Sponsor Registration Formto be filled out and mailed with your check.

Purchase Options
Name to Appear in Program

For more information about Caritas, please contact:

Alexandra Fotos
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
St. John's College
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401