Make History – Give Today

The history of St. Augustine College is a history of service and access. We open doors to a transformational education and service opportunities that change lives. Your gift ensures those doors will remain open for all, regardless of a person’s income and social standing.

Why Your Gift Matters
Your gift allows us to invest in people — and that human capital in turn helps the community.

Real needs:

  • 89% of first-generation students nationally leave college within six years without a degree.

Your  Annual Scholarship Fund gift helps bilingual students rise.

  • The gap in life expectancy between rich and poor neighborhoods in Cook County is a staggering 30 years. (Source: 2019 City of Chicago City Health Dashboard)

Your Annual Gift trains future Latino doctors, counselors, and respiratory therapists.

  • A child raised in lower 1/5 of family incomes in Cook County has only a 6.4% chance of reaching the top 1/5 of family incomes (Source: 2019 City of Chicago City Health Dasboard)

Your  Endowed Scholarship gift ensures access and financial aid for future generations.

Please help.

We rely on the generosity and vision of donors, foundations, corporate partners and others to
sustain and extend our mission.

Learn more about donating by contacting Margaret Wenzel at


Did You Know?

For the many St. Augustine College students who are first-generation college attendees, scholarship gifts are life changing.

Over 90% of St. Augustine’s students receive needs-based grants, scholarships and aid, but still have a gap to cover the full cost of attendance.

  • Our enrollment reflects the racial, ethnic and economic diversity of City of Chicago.
  • A majority of the students are first-generation college attendees.
  • More than 90% of SAC students represent racial or ethnic minority groups.
  • 33% of St. Augustine College students climb two or more levels of income after graduation, reveals the 2017 study “Highest Upward Mobility Rate Colleges” conducted by The Equality of Opportunity and published by The New York Times.
  • St. Augustine College ranks 4th out of 78 Nonselective, four-year, private not-for-profit colleges on the Overall Mobility Index.
  • This measure reflects both access and outcomes, such as representing the likelihood that a student at Saint Augustine College moved up two or more income quintiles.

2018-2019 Institutional Aid Given to Students

In 2018-2019, a total of 856 students were awarded $1,591,496 in institutional aid.   

Associates Level scholarships awarded
Scholarships = 8
Scholarship recipients = 725
Dollar amount = $1,080,695


Bachelors Level scholarships awarded
Scholarships = 7
Bachelors Level Scholarship recipients = 131
Dollar amount = $185,153


Respiratory Therapy scholarships awarded
Scholarships = 5
Scholarship recipients = 82
Dollar amount = $99,601

BSW scholarships awarded
Scholarships = 4
Scholarship recipients = 40
Dollar amount = $37,492

Stauber Scholarships
Scholarship recipients = 2
Dollar amount = $2,410

Recent Accomplishments

  • Professor of Psychology Dr. Carmen Arellano was selected to participate in HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) professional development program.
  • Professor Antuanette Mester named a 2019-20 Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Faculty Fellow.
  • Saint Augustine College was named a key Midwest partner in the National Science Foundation’s National CyberWatch Center network.
  • Saint Augustine College was accepted as a member of the Academic Alliance of the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
  • Dave Marcial, St. Augustine College’s Director of Educational Partnership & Site Management, honored with NACAC Rising Star award. The NACAC Rising Star Award honors individuals and programs that exemplify excellence and dedication to serving the needs of students in the transition from high school to college.
  • St. Augustine College’s IWE Division was selected by the State of Illinois to develop a state-wide workforce development program for the construction industry. Dr. Norman Ruano, Vice President of Workforce Development, was named to the State of Illinois DCEO Workforce Group.
  • St. Augustine was named the training provider for ASPIRA and HACIA under the FEJA Program. FEJA is a Com-Ed sponsored program. FEJA is energy legislation that passed the Illinois General Assembly with broad bipartisan support and was signed into law by State of Illinois Governor Rauner in 2016. FEJA helps to pivot Illinois to the new clean economy by growing renewable energy resources and significantly expanding energy efficiency programs that help customers save energy and money.
  • St. Augustine College President Dr. Reyes M. Gonzalez was named Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago by Negocios Now. Negocios Now is a National award-winning publication founded by Nicado Publishing Company in 2007.