There was great news coming from The Quincy Public Schools Foundation office Tuesday morning as the 2018 Dream Big Annual Campaign ended on a high note.  The fundraising campaign exceeded the $150,000 goal by over $60,000, with a final total of $212,750.

The Foundation’s Executive Director, Kent Embree, stated, “We are incredibly grateful to the Quincy community members and businesses who gave to this year’s campaign. Without support from local benefactors as well as Q.H.S. alumni, the Foundation would not be in a position to provide resources to the Quincy Public Schools, especially resources that meet growing needs in curriculum and technology.”

Embree also praised the hard work of this year’s campaign chairs, Reaugh and Ned Broemmel.

Proceeds from this year’s campaign will be allocated to the five segments of the Foundation including Curriculum, Technology, Fine Arts, Athletics, and Endowment: special projects, as well as professional development and training for teachers. A portion of proceeds will also benefit operations of the Foundation and help to establish a special endowment for operations.

The major fundraising event of the campaign, the Foundation’s “A Night to Dream Big” gala dinner, had a record 600+ attendees and raised a record $93,000 for the Foundation and the Quincy Public Schools.

Over the last two years, the Q.P.S. Foundation has provided over $860,000 to supplement the district’s budget and over $2.8 million, since the first “A Night to Dream Big” fundraiser in 2013.

Gifts to the Q.P.S. Foundation may still be made through the Foundation office at Quincy Senior High School, by mail, or through the foundation’s web site, www.qpsfoundation.org.