January 9, 2020
Quincy Ill., [1/9/20] – Arts Quincy (The Quincy Society of Fine Arts) is proud to announce that it has earned the status as a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Charity Seal Holder for a third straight year. After completing a thorough review process, Arts Quincy has met BBB’s Standards for Charity Accountability.
Arts Quincy was only the second BBB Accredited charity in Adams County to earn the distinction and was also the 2017 Torch Award winner through the organization.
The BBB seal signals that an organization has met 20 standards for accountability including:
Proper governance and oversight
A method to measure organizational performance & effectiveness
Sound financial stewardship and practices, and,
Complete and accurate fundraising and informational materials.
Michelle Corey, BBB president & CEO said, “By meeting BBB Standards for Charity Accountability and displaying BBB’s seal, it gives donors the confidence needed to support Arts Quincy’s mission. Charities that meet these best practices go above and beyond legal requirements, putting them in an elite group.”
“It’s very important to Arts Quincy that our donors see that we value transparency and want them to know that the dollars they entrust to us are being used to increase access to the arts for all area residents. The BBB Seal is just one more way donors can be sure that the organization is committed to being a great steward of their funds.” explains Executive Director Laura Sievert.
To review Arts Quincy’s BBB Charity Profile, please visit www.bbb.org
Quincy University’s Pursuit of Learning in Society (POLIS) spring semester class schedule is now released. POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming with no tests, plus cookies and coffee at break.
Spring Class Schedule:
The cost of a POLIS membership is $15 per semester, and each two-hour class is $4 to attend. Anyone is welcome to bring friends and attend one class free of charge. Registration is Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the conference room off the lobby of the main entrance at Quincy University’s North Campus (18th and Seminary Road), or forms can be submitted by mail. Classes will be held at North Campus, with signs to indicate directions to the individual classes.
The POLIS Bus Tour on April 15, 2020, will depart from the north parking lot of QU’s North Campus at 9 am and return at 6:30 pm. After dining on some of St. Louis’s finest Italian food at Favazza’s, enjoy a spring adventure via a guided tour of the “Mighty Mississippi,” a new exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. There will be time to visit the permanent exhibits and gift shop. The cost of attendance to the Missouri History Museum Tour is $60 for members and $75 for non-members. Please register for the tour on January 15 at registration.
To be added to the POLIS mailing list and receive a brochure describing all fall classes plus a registration form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a name and address, call 217-228-5594, or visit the POLIS webpage at www.quincy.edu/polis.
Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.