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Caritas Society

About the Caritas Society

A non-profit community membership organization, Caritas Society of St. John’s College, Inc. has two purposes:

  • To support St. John’s by raising and donating need-based financial aid to students.
  • 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.

Membership and Other 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 also supports St. John’s in other arenas:

  • 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.
Membership Dues

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.

Make a donation to the Caritas Society of St. John’s College, Annapolis. 

 

Make a donation to the Caritas Society Weigle Book Fund.

Upcoming Events and Fundraisers

Send checks payable to Caritas Society, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401. For information, call 410-972-4505 or e-mail the Caritas Society.

FUNDRAISERs

Defending the Caveman

With hilarious insights on contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zone, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight through the funny bone and into the heart. This comedy play is a fundraiser for financial aid to help students who can’t meet college expenses.

Saturday, March 4
7 p.m. Wine Reception
8 to 9:30 p.m. Presentation of Defending the Caveman
Francis Scott Key Auditorium on the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College
Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door

Purchase tickets online before the best seats are taken.

Purchase TicketS ONLINE  

If you have questions, please e-mail caritassocietysjc@gmail.com.​

Luncheon/Meetings

Luncheon Meetings

Luncheon Meeting - Vintage Travel in Maryland

Thursday, February 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Lobby on the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College
Cost: $25.00

Take a virtual field trip back in time to the early twentieth century, as Marylanders explored historic and scenic wonders of our state by automobile. This talk features maps, photographs, commercial art, and tour guides. The presentation spans a cross-section of automobile history across the state: from the earliest cars in the State and paving of The National Road, to post-war leisure travel and the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

The Speaker, Maria Day, serves as the Director of Special Collections at Maryland State Archives.

Reservations required. Pay using the PayPal button above or call 410-972-4505 or e-mail caritassocietysjc@gmail.com for more information.

Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Francis Scott Key Lobby on the Annapolis campus of St. John’s College
Cost: $25.00

Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, and Luncheon Program with a St. John’s College student speaker. Come and listen to one of our students discuss the impact of the College Program on his life and future.

Reservations required. Pay using the PayPal button above or call 410-972-4505 or e-mail caritassocietysjc@gmail.com for more information.

Spring Hat Luncheon and Meeting

Friday, May 19, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Randall Dining Hall

The Hat Luncheon is back! Parade your Chapeaux, as the annual Hat Parade cheers us into spring.

Reservations required. Pay using the PayPal button above or call 410-972-4505 or e-mail caritassocietysjc@gmail.com for more information.

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