QCES Friend of Catholic Education Award Dinner – Feb. 2

Jim Waterkotte has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools (QCES) Foundation’s “Friend of Catholic Education Award” for his years of support for Quincy’s Catholic Schools. Established in 2009, the award recognizes an individual, couple or organization whose contributions have significantly fostered and strengthened Catholic education in the Quincy community.

Waterkotte will be honored at the 11th Annual “Friend of Catholic Education Award”Dinner on Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, at the Quincy Quality Inn & Suites at 201 S. 3rd St. Dinner will be catered by Drake’s Steak & Ale. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards program at 7 p.m. The “Friend of Catholic Education Award” Dinner is a fundraiser in support of the QCES Foundation’s Tuition-Assistance Fund for families with children enrolled in one of Quincy’s four Catholic elementary schools, regardless of their faith tradition.

Tickets for the dinner are $100 per person. Individual and corporate table sponsorships are available for $1,000 and include 8 dinner tickets. Table Sponsorship forms with dinner reservations must be received by Tues., Jan. 15, 2019, in order to be published in the two Sunday Herald-Whig ads on Jan. 20, and Jan. 27, 2019. Individual dinner reservations are required by Fri., Jan. 25, 2019.

Revenue from the dinner is designated for the QCES Foundation’s Tuition-Assistance Fund. Since 2009, the QCES Foundation has awarded nearly $900,000 in tuition assistance to families with demonstrated financial need who have students enrolled at Blessed Sacrament, St. Dominic, St. Francis and St. Peter elementary schools.

Those interested in purchasing individual dinner tickets or wishing to sponsor an individual or corporate table for the dinner honoring the Waterkotte, as well as those wishing to donate to the QCES Foundation’s Tuition-Assistance Fund in honor of Waterkotte, may contact Paul Rittof, executive director of the QCES Foundation, at 217-779-3157, fax 217-214-6094 or email at prittof@quincycatholicschools.org. on or before Jan. 15th, for table sponsorships, or Jan. 25th, for individual tickets.

Jim Waterkotte

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