Quincy University has surpassed its $1.1 million QU Fund goal, bringing in $1,177,301. This amount exceeded money raised last year for the QU fund by eleven percent. When combined with restricted giving and support of the school’s financial recovery campaign, $4,659,299 was raised. The QU Fund was chaired this year by Michael ’90 and Kristine (Burkemper) Bickhaus ’89. The University announced the results at a celebration held on Monday, June 17, 2019.

“We are grateful that our investors, including alumni, friends, employees, parents, students, businesses and foundations stepped up and embraced our increased $1.1M QU Fund goal,” said Vice President for University Advancement, Julie Bell. “These additional resources help us navigate the financial challenges inherent to higher education today while continuing to provide our students with 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.

“I am grateful for the dedicated alumni, friends and business community who helped us exceed our goal,” said Phil Conover, president. “The increase in total giving says a lot about our supporters and their belief in the mission of Quincy University and puts us on the road to long-term sustainability.”

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.