QPS Foundation Exceeds 2022 Dream Big Annual Campaign Goal


New campaign record set for second year in a row

Quincy, Ill. – The Quincy Public Schools Foundation ended their 2022 Dream Big Annual Campaign on a high note, raising a record-breaking $321,078.62 in donations and pledges. This is the most raised during a Dream Big Campaign, exceeding last year’s record of $310,551. The initial goal of the campaign was $200,000.  The campaign total was announced during halftime at the QHS Varsity Blue Devil Basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 14. 

“We are incredibly grateful to the community for the support they have shown for our students, teachers, and administrators.  The additional funds this will provide to the school district creates so many opportunities,” Executive Director Heidi Lanier said. “This is an exciting time at Quincy Public Schools and the funds from this campaign will go a long way in enhancing the QPS experience.”  

This year’s campaign was chaired by QHS alumni Todd & Michelle Moore ’82. 

“It was incredible to see how the community came together to support this year’s Dream Big campaign. As a person who spent my career in education, I know firsthand what an impact these funds make in our classrooms,” said Michelle Moore. “Todd & I were honored to be a part of helping to raise valuable funds for our schools.”

“It was a great experience being involved with the campaign this year. The Foundation is doing great work for our schools, and we were happy to help however we could. We are thrilled with this year’s results and look forward to seeing the impact these dollars make,” said Todd Moore.

Proceeds from this year’s campaign will be allocated to the five “pillars” of the Foundation: curriculum, technology, fine arts, athletics and endowment, operations of the Foundation, and special projects within the district. A portion of the money donated will also benefit new and existing Circles of Investment, per the donor’s wishes. 

Each year the Foundation makes grants to teachers, schools and the district administration in fulfillment of their mission. In the last fiscal year, the Foundation provided over $260,000 of support to the Quincy Public Schools.

The QPS Foundation continues to encourage donations for Circles of Investment, which are endowment funds benefitting specific designations across the school district. Contributions may be made at any time to support existing Circles.