At, St. Augustine, we hold various events throughout the year geared to promote community, student, alumni and donor involvement, and to raise funds that benefit our students. By supporting these events, you help to increase St. Augustine’s capacity to provide scholarships to students in financial need, while enhancing you and your company/organization’s commitment to education and our community. Sponsorships can be tailored to optimize promotion and marketing opportunities. Our events include:
El Puente Awards Gala
This is our signature event, which takes place in April, at the magnificent Aragon Ballroom, located in the Uptown area, just north of downtown Chicago. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends, the importance and fundraising capacity of this event has grown significantly and has generated funds for scholarships that benefit thousands of low income first generation students. Traditional and adult students, who work and have families, benefit from this event and the impact of their attainment of a college degree will be felt for generations to come in their families and our community.At this event, we recognize individuals and entities in the private and public sectors that have a demonstrated commitment to support the advancement of our communities through education and in particular, the Hispanic community in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Past recipients of the “El Puente Achievement Award” (The Bridge) include: The Rt. Rev. James W. Montgomery, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Chicago (Retired); the Hon. Heather Steans, Illinois State Senator; Gery Chico, Partner, Chico & Nunes, P.C.; the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA); Luis Rossi, Partner, Viva Tu Música/Aragon; AT & T; Bridgeview Bank; Wintrust Community Bank; The Mexican Consulate of Chicago; the Hon. Luis Gutierrez, U.S. Representative, Illinois; Miguel del Valle, Former Chicago City Clerk and current member of the Illinois commerce Commission; Jewel/Osco: Gilbert Villegas, former member of the Illinois Capital Development Board and current Alderman for the City of Chicago; Henry Cardenas, President, Cardenas Marketing Network; Dr. Elena Mulcahy, former Chair of the Board of Trustees, St. Augustine College.
SAC’s Annual Golf Outing
St. Augustine College holds its annual “Raising Dollars for Scholars” Golf Outing at Gleneagles Country Club, in Lemont, Illinois. This year’s event will take place on September 16, 2016. Join us for 18 holes of golf, prizes, reception with great food, and complementary golf lessons for participantsFunds raised from this event allow us to provide financial assistance, through scholarships, to the growing number of students in financial need who are seeking a better future through education at St. Augustine College. As opportunities to benefit from government grants continue to decrease, while the demand increases, the need to provide financial assistance to our students is more vital than ever. Our student body includes traditional students coming from high school and working adults who need the attention and support that will make them feel welcome and confident as they seek a better future through education for them and their families.
Education events and other activities
Throughout the year, various events and activities take place at St. Augustine’s locations in Chicago and Aurora, where students and community residents participate. These activities present opportunities for our sponsors and supporters to have a presence and engage with participants.
- General education and college fairs. Information about planning for a college education is provided to current and prospective students and their parents, including information and assistance in applying for financial aid.
- Resources and Health Fairs. At these events, local community organizations, government agencies and other entities provide information and services to students and the community at large.
- Cultural events. Events at various locations focus on literature, music, and personal development.St. Augustine College is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law(Include photo of last year’s event and pdf ad for next year’s event)