J.W. Gardner II Foundation celebrates 20 years of giving

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QUINCY — The J.W. Gardner II Foundation is celebrating its twentieth year of making grants to local
non-profit organizations as 2022 comes to a close.

The Foundation was started in 2000 by J.W. Gardner II for the purpose of supporting nonprofit organizations that enhance the quality of life in the Quincy, IL area. The first grants were made in 2003 and since its inception the Foundation has granted a total of $4,752,715 to 64 local nonprofit organizations.

The Quincy Humane Society is one beneficiary of grant funding.

“The JW Gardner II Foundation has provided invaluable support for the success of the Quincy Humane Society,” said Sally Westerhoff, former executive director of the Humane Society. “Indeed, we would not be the same organization we are today without it. Jack was a dog lover and a former board member. I am grateful to have met him and to have his continued support for the Quincy Humane Society through the

J.W. “Jack” Gardner II was a lifelong Quincy resident with a passion for his community. He
established the Foundation to support a breadth of charitable organizations in the Quincy area
that make our community a better place to live for all residents.

Recipient organizations include social services, education, healthcare, animal welfare, youth and senior programming, nature and the arts.

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