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Branches – Quincy, IL



QU Scholarship Winners 2019

September 19, 2019

It’s an incredible feeling to know you see greatness before it ever comes to be. These five students are just beginning, and lifetimes of learning, growing, sharing, and leading lie ahead for the newest winners of the $2,000 WCU/QU Scholarships. In just a few years, they’ll be serving the community as nurses and lawyers, and […]



Are We Not Called To Be A Light?

February 2, 2016

The rookies won’t even know what has hit them.   In just a couple of weeks, the St. Louis Cardinal rookies of 2018 or 2019 will join the veterans in the spring training clubhouse in Jupiter, FL.   Manager Mike Matheny plans to smack them hard, and capture their attention with his advice on what it takes […]



Quincy Swim Party

September 24, 2013

   Quincy Branch president, Phil Hildebrand served hot dogs during the summer swim party held at the Sheridan Swim Club.



Cooking for Education

September 24, 2013

“Innovation, imagination, and creativity” are three words that prompted Andy Flachs to come up with the Quincy Branch Classroom Assistance Program. Andy is a teacher at Camp Point, IL, Junior High School. The Camp Point school board offers enhancement and technology grants and Andy borrowed their idea on a much smaller scale. Being a teacher, […]



In Support of Catholic Education

September 24, 2013

Leftover funds from the old Branch 54 Quincy Branch went to support Catholic Education in Quincy, IL.  Each school, Blessed Sacrament, St. Peter, St. Dominic, and St. Francis received $300. Seen in the picture, left to right, WCU member Jim Obert, Blessed Sacrament principal Chris Reichert, St. Peter principal Janet Bick, St. Dominic principal Sue […]



Gene Grawe Fund Helps Nearly 500 Families

September 24, 2013

Every time JoAnn Witte’s phone rings, she knows that good things are happening. Even then, sometimes she has to just let it ring and ring. It’s a full day just coordinating all of her volunteers to make sure gift cards are always available through the Gene Grawe Fund. It’s this dedication that has allowed JoAnn […]



Heart of a Champion

March 19, 2013

Abby Grawe and her teammates on the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team were leaving Redbird Arena in Bloomington, Illinois for the last time, and each player took her turn carrying the massive state championship trophy.  After years of floor burns, elbows to the ribs, and miles of running up and down the court, these […]



Year-Long Fundraiser Tops $100,000

April 26, 2012

            Thanks to a year-long effort to purchase gift cards through the Gene Grawe Fund, $106,250 is being distributed to help 425 Quincy families off-set some of the costs of Catholic school tuition for the 2012-13 school year.  That is $250 per family.           In five years, the Gene Grawe Fund has provided $458,000 in […]



“You have a hero, use Him.”

October 29, 2008

 “A lot of organizations talk a great deal about investing in our future. The WCU in Quincy and across the country do more than talk-they invest and they are committed to the tenets and beliefs of the Catholic Church.”  Those are the words of Quincy Notre Dame High School principal Ray Heilmann in his keynote […]



A Big Ol Heart

October 29, 2008

It’s 7 o’clock , one evening in July, and Phil Hildebrand is working up a good sweat over the grill at a Western Catholic Union swim party.   He’ll cook up over 300 hot dogs for the party. And he’s never been happier. This is a labor of love for Phil.   As he looks out across […]