QU Announces Record-Breaking Fundraising Results – Quincy University | Region & Cash

QUINCY, Illinois — Quincy University has surpassed all annual fundraising totals in the university’s history, breaking four fundraising records in the past year.

The 2021-2022 donation total for QU is $10,433,960, more than double the previous year and 21 percent higher than the previous record set in 2019-2020. The university announced the results at a ceremony on June 30, 2022.

“As Quincy University gratefully acknowledged the greatest single gift in its history last fall, today we honor all of our donors,” said Dr. Brian McGee, President of the QU. “Qu’s new academic programs, growth in enrollment, and renovated facilities are all made possible by the incredible dedication of this community. Our bright future is secured by the collective and continued investment of all those who believe in the power and impact of a QU education.”

Total donations to foundations are the largest in QU’s history at $4,274,806, more than a million more than the previous record for annual donations set in 2019-2020.

“We are thrilled with the support we have received from QU alumni, friends and family from around the world. At this challenging time for higher education, we celebrate the generosity of so many and the lives of students, faculty and staff who are positively impacted by this unprecedented funding,” said Robert Wyatt, Ph.D., QU Vice President of Advancement. “We are honored to have served this region in educating tomorrow’s leaders for more than 160 years. Such support enables us to do so for years and decades to come.”
Quincy University faculty and staff support for the fundraiser also set a record 98 percent participation, the highest in QU’s history. Teacher/staff participation has been in the 80 percent range in recent years.

The annual QU fund exceeded its target by three percent, totaling $1,231,608. The QU Fund consists of unrestricted donations and gifts to academic departments, student clubs and organizations, and the athletic department. This year’s QU Fund Chair was Linda Moore ’81, Ph.D.

As Chair of the QU Fund, Moore continues her long tradition of QU support. A native of Quincy, Moore began her career in higher education as an admissions counselor and athletic educator after completing her bachelor’s degree from QU. She continued her career in collegiate athletics, professional sports, and Olympic projects, including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In October 1996, Moore joined ESPN Productions Inc. as part of the X Games franchise, overseeing the financial, legal and business aspects of each organization until her retirement in January 2016. Moore currently serves as City Treasurer for Quincy and is a former member of das Quincy University Board of Trustees.

While her work has led to many achievements in the business world, her philanthropic endeavors top her list of greatest accomplishments. From raising $1 million for the V Foundation for Cancer Research to the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic to chairing the fundraising committee for the construction of Legends Stadium at Quincy University (QU), Moore believes in giving back.

“I am very pleased that so many alumni and friends continue to support our great university. Thank you to each and every one of you for everything you’ve done to help,” Moore said.
The QU Fund raises money each year to support student scholarships, campus improvements, technology upgrades and faculty development initiatives. Annual fund donations are unlimited, meaning they can be spent as soon as they are received and have an immediate impact. The support of the QU Fund ensures Quincy University’s mission and vision is carried forward and provides students with an excellent Catholic and Franciscan education.

In addition, the QU fund helps advance QU’s Success by Design initiative, in which each student executes an individualized success plan for graduating on time and striving for a life with meaning and purpose.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University is a small Catholic university with an emphasis on science, liberal arts and trades. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate practical experience and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with students to design tailored success plans to help them graduate on time, find their passion, and prepare them for life. QU is a member of the NCAA Division II for intercollegiate athletics. For more information, please visit www.quincy.edu or contact the Office of Community Relations at (217) 228-5275 or communityrelations@quincy.edu. Quincy University. Success by design.

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