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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
  • Through memorial donations or donations honoring members for service to Caritas or the community, the Caritas Library Donation Fund helps the Greenfield Library purchase books supporting the St. John’s Program
  • 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.

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

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

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 27, 3 to 5 p.m.

FSK Lobby

Come and welcome students to the academic year.

Annual Membership Tea

Thursday, September 14, 3 to 5 p.m.

FSK Lobby

Bring friends and potential members for a lovely afternoon of camaraderie. No charge.

Luncheon Program Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FSK Lobby

Last spring St. John’s held its first study abroad program in France. About ten juniors from each campus and four tutors from Santa Fe convened in Aix-en-Provence, with the cooperation and assistance of IAU College (Institute for American Universities). What were the reasons for creating this program? What were the challenges? What have been the reservations about it? What were its successes? What is its future? The Annapolis campus dean, Joe Macfarland, and Aix-veteran Jennifer Ongley, will talk about St. John’s first year in Aix. Cost: $25. Reserve your spot with the Buy Now button below.

Fall Fundraiser

Sunday, November 5, 3 to 5 p.m.

FSK Auditorium/Lobby

Civil War Round Table and Book Sale. Cost $40. Reserve your spot with Buy Now button below.

Holiday Luncheon Meeting

Friday, December 15, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Randall Hall

Join us for holiday cheer, festive banquet, and music. Cost $25. Reserve your spot with the Buy Now button below.

Luncheons & Fundraisers