Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held to honor donors for New Video Screen in QHS Gym


Quincy, Ill. – The Quincy Public Schools Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to honor community donors who made the new Video Screen in QHS Gym possible. The ceremony was held during half-time of the girls’ basketball varsity game vs. Galesburg on Jan. 25, 2024, in Quincy High School Gym.

Donors recognized on the project include the Dot Foods Charitable Giving Program, and the family of Dr. George and Mary Nell Meyer. Another significant donor chose to remain unnamed.

“Dot Foods Charitable Committee is excited to support Quincy High School athletics through this grant approval.  We strive to better the communities that surround us, and understand the impact athletics have on a child’s life,” said Katie Berens, Dot Foods Corporate Safety Manager.

The video screen was added to the gym as a way to help the girls’ basketball, volleyball, and wrestling programs increase their program capacity by generating increased advertising revenue.

The QPS Foundation helped to facilitate this project by applying for the grant from the Dot Foods Charitable Giving Program, and by connecting the donors to this project.

“We were happy to help get this project completed. We love the opportunity to provide resources to our programs that can help them grow to new levels, and this video screen is a great example of that. Not only will this screen make the games and event held in the gym more exciting, the increased advertising revenue that this screen will generate will help the athletic teams and other programs that use this gym for years to come,” said Heidi Lanier, executive director of the QPS Foundation.

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 $295,000 of support to the Quincy Public Schools and has connected Quincy Public Schools with tens of thousands of dollars from other community organizations.