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Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation hands out award

2019 Friend of Catholic Education (KHQA/Marcus Espinoza)

The Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation honored one of their key contributions to the catholic school system in Quincy, Illinois

QCES honored Jim Waterkotte with the "Friend of Catholic Education Award" during the 2019 Friend of Catholic Education Award Dinner which took place the Quincy Quality Inn and Suites.

"There should not be any reason because of financial reasons cannot attend catholic schools here in Quincy, Illinois, so I got involved in QCES at the time and we formed a foundation," said Waterkotte

Since 2009, the award has been given to an individual, couple or organization who has strengthened the catholic education in the Quincy community.

There was a social hour that took place before the dinner and awards part of the event.

Revenue from the dinner is designated for the QCES Foundation's Tuition-Assistance Fund. Since 2009, the foundation has awarded nearly $900,000 in tuition assistance to families in need who wish to attend Quincy Catholic Schools.


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