Quincy University has surpassed its $1 million QU Fund goal for the eighth straight year, bringing in $1,064,390. This amount exceeded money raised last year for the QU fund by five percent. When combined with restricted giving and support of the school’s financial recovery campaign, nearly four million was raised. The QU Fund was chaired this year by Kevin ’90 and Sheri (Davis) Reller ’92. The University announced the results at a celebration held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

“The success of any endeavor requires the efforts of many,” said Vice President for University Advancement, Julie Bell. “The generosity of our investors, including alumni, friends, employees, parents, students, businesses and foundations, provide the resources necessary to offer our students the unique opportunity to learn and grow within the Franciscan heritage.”

The QU Fund supports student scholarships, campus enhancements, technology upgrades and faculty development initiatives. In addition, the fund helps grow the University’s endowment, which ensures the longevity of the institution.

“Quincy University continues to grow and the success of the QU Fund ensures we are able to meet the needs of our students for years to come,” said Phil Conover, president. “I am grateful to the alumni, friends and tri-state community for stepping up to help us meet this year’s goal.”

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.