Quincy University has received a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Ameren Illinois Charitable Giving Program. Funds from the grant were used to support the schools Financial Recovery Campaign. The grant was made available through the Ameren Cares program, which connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering.

“Education is powerful and Quincy University is helping grow future leaders by offering life-changing experiences for their students,” said Chad Cloninger, Director of Division Operations for Ameren Illinois. “We have been a long-time supporter of Quincy University and are proud to continue our partnership as they strive to improve the quality of life for our community.”

This most recent grant is the fourth gifted to Quincy University by Ameren Illinois in six 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 awarded Quincy University with a $15,000 grant to support various renovation efforts and technology upgrades for a classroom on QU’s Main Campus. Ameren Illinois also funded renovations to the Dr. John Natalini classroom on Quincy University’s North Campus in 2017.

“Ameren Illinois is an important community partner and we are thankful for their continued support,”  said Phil Conover, president.  “Through this grant to support our financial recovery, they are acknowledging the great economic and cultural impact Quincy University has on this region.”

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.

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.