Quincy University launched its 2020-2021 QU Fund Drive with a $1 M goal on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at a reception held in the backyard of the president’s house. Last year, the QU Fund Drive raised nearly $1.2 M in support of campus improvements, technology enhancements and student scholarships.  The QU Fund is comprised of unrestricted gifts to the university and temporarily restricted gifts to athletic and academic programs.

“With so much uncertainty in the world today, meeting the QU Fund goal is more important than ever before,” said Matt Bergman, senior director of advancement.  “The QU Fund is critical to the day-to-day operation of the university and I am confident that our alumni and friends will rise to this challenge and help QU exceed just as they have always done.”

Chairpersons for this year’s campaign are Steve’78 and Jean’79 (Fruehe) Green. Steve and Jean met while attending QU. Steve is the controller for Phibro Animal Health Corporation. Jean retired from Quincy University after 39 years at the end of February 2019.  Jean worked in the business office and was associate vice president for finance/controller. They have been married for 40 years and together have four married sons and seven grandchildren. Several members of the Green’s family are also QU alums including two of their sons.

“We are honored to serve as co-chairmen for this year’s Annual Fund Campaign, said the Greens. “Supporting Quincy University is an easy decision for us.  As alumni, parents of alumni, and retired employee of QU, we feel  QU has been the foundation of our relationship and way of life. Our academic instruction was excellent, but we also received education in service-learning and Franciscan values that shaped our lives.

We feel blessed that with the support of past donors, we, as well as our sons were able to attend QU by receiving scholarships and grants.  Now, more than ever, it is so important that we all continue to support QU in providing quality education for present and future students. With your help, we look forward to meeting the goals of the 2020/21 campaign”

Remarks were made by the Greens, President Brian McGee, and Fr. John Doctor, OFM, vice president of mission and ministry. 

To make a donation to the QU Fund, contact the Office for Advancement at 217-228-5227 or visit www.quincy.edu/give.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is celebrating 160 years as a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts, residential university. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with each student to design a customized success plan to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. 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. Quincy University. Success by Design.