FAQ’s

1) How much is the campaign trying to raise?

The Campaign For Quincy Notre Dame is raising $6 million.

 

2) What will the raised funds be used for?

 The funds raised will go towards capital expansion, campus revitalization and to build the endowment.

 

3) Is my gift tax deductible?

The investment you make to the capital campaign is 100% tax deductible through the QND Foundation.

 

4) Can I make a multi-year pledge?

Yes, you can make a one-time gift or up to a 5 year pledge.

 

5) How will this impact the QND Fund Drive?

The campaign has the QND Fund Drive rolled into it. Thus the Fund Drive will continue to function as is with pledges and donations reflected within this campaign. We respectfully as you to consider a gift above and beyond what you would normally invest in the QND Fund Drive.

 

6) Will this campaign have an impact on what we charge for tuition?

No. This campaign will not have an impact on the tuition we charge our students. To date, the QND Foundation has raised over $4 million dollars in the last 10 years towards capital and programmatic upgrades without any sort of tuition impact.

 

7) What is the purpose of this campaign?

The purpose of this campaign is to provide a state-of-the-art educational experience for our students. With the ever-increasing impact we see from the focus on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related courses, this is QND’s opportunity to ensure we stay in-line with the importance of S.T.E.M. related educational opportunities.

We will be building two new classrooms that will enable QND to assess how we can expand the curriculum moving into the future. As part of the campaign we will also be revitalizing parts of our school with the restroom renovations and moving our guidance offices up to near the principal’s office.

 We will also secure the long-term stability of QND through endowment growth and sustain financial growth and affordable tuition.

 

8) How were your goals determined?

Our goals were determined after we had completed the feasibility study, evaluated the results and compare them to the facilities portion of our long-range plan.

 

 

9) How long will the project take until completion?

We have been informed that the project will take 12 months.

 

10) How is the QND Foundation being fiscally responsible?

The QND Foundation works in conjunction with a joint financial council with the school board and meets quarterly. The foundation also has a separate audit committee that meets quarterly, further the QND Foundation also has a complete annual independent audit.

 

11) How was the campaign case determined?

The campaign case was determined after updating the facilities portion of the long range plan in conjunction with the results of the feasibility students conducted by our consultant, Partners in Mission.

 

12) Why are you making these capital improvements?

These improvements are being made to a building that was built in the late 1950’s. QND has done a great job maintaining the building but simply put, it’s time to take QND to the next level.

 

13) Are there naming opportunities available?

Naming rights opportunities are available. Please contact Kurt Stuckman at the QND Foundation office at (217) 224-2598.

 

14) I am ready to contribute now. Who should I contact?

If you are ready to contribute now, please contact Kurt Stuckman at the QND Foundation at (217) 224-2598

 

15) What kind of gifts are acceptable?

Gifts that are acceptable are cash, check, credit card payments as well as gifts of stocks and bonds.

 

16) What about matching gifts?

Matching gifts are a great opportunity to maximize the impact you can make with your gift. Please check with your employer to see if they offer a matching gift option with your investment.

 

17) How can I help?

Please consider helping first by investing in the campaign itself. Secondly, we are always looking for volunteers to help us out in a variety of ways. Should you be interested in helping please contact Kurt Stuckman at the QND Foundation office at (217) 224-2598.

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