QU Receives $15K Grant From Ameren Illinois
Quincy University received a grant in the amount of $15,000 from the Ameren Illinois Charitable Giving Program; the funds from which will support the Science Center and finish renovations of the Dr. John Natalini classroom on Quincy University’s North Campus.
The grant funds were made available through the Ameren Cares program, which connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering.
“A key focus of this program is to partner with organizations like Quincy University to improve the quality of life in Ameren Illinois’ service territory,” said Richard Mark, president of Ameren Illinois. “We want to give young people in our communities every chance for success – that’s why we are proud to support the efforts of Quincy University. Nothing empowers like education. Programs like this can make all the difference in a student’s life.”
This most recent grant is the third gifted to Quincy University by Ameren Illinois in five years. In 2013, Ameren Illinois awarded Quincy University with a $10,000 grant to support the renovation of the Legends Stadium soccer facilities at North Campus. In 2015, Ameren Illinois awards Quincy University with a $15,000 grant to support various renovation efforts and technology upgrades for a classroom on QU’s Main Campus.
“We are blessed to receive this generous donation from Ameren Illinois who has been a long standing partner of the university,” Quincy University President Robert Gervasi said. “This gift will help modernize our campus classrooms as we continue to provide students innovative educational opportunities.”
Each year, the Ameren Illinois Charitable Giving Program awards millions of dollars to support worthwhile initiatives in the following categories: Arts & Culture, Civic & Community, Environment, Health & Human Services, and Youth and Education. Funds for the program are generated exclusively by corporate earnings and not as a supplemental charge to Ameren customers.