Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (QARI) and 6 Agencies receive grants from the Quincy Medical Center Foundation

Quincy Asian Resources and six other Quincy-area social service agencies have received $1.6 million in donor-restricted funds from the Quincy Medical Center, Inc. (QMC) Estate and Foundation to continue the mission of that organization. QARI received $31,163.99 to support translation, interpretation and community health programs and services benefiting the Asian community in Quincy.

Members of the Quincy Medical Center Board and Congressman Stephen Lynch (2nd form the right) and Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch (on the left). (Image courtesy of Karman Lee.)

Members of the Quincy Medical Center Board and Congressman Stephen Lynch (2nd form the right) and Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch (on the left). (Image courtesy of Karman Lee.)

Following the sale of QMC, Inc. to for-profit Steward Health Care System in 2011, the charitable funds were held in trust until a special committee could determine the distribution. The transfer of funds was overseen by the state Attorney General’s Office. The contributions came from various fundraisers over the years, including the annual Quincy Medical Center Cancer Walk (formerly the Marie Curry Cancer Walk) and the Greenbrush Art Reception.

Last year, QARI served: 1,774 new immigrants with multilingual interpretation and social services, more than 120 adult recent immigrants in English for Speakers of Other Languages classes and more than 250 youth in mentoring, leadership, and community service programs.

Representatives of the recipient organizations from left to right: South Shore YMCA, DOVE Inc., Manet Community Health Center, the Quincy Rotary Club, Phyllis Godwin and Grace Murphy-McAuliffe from the QMC Board, Quincy Community Action Programs, John Brothers, Executive Director and Gabriel Cheong Board President of Quincy Asian Resources. (Image courtesy of Karman Lee.)

Representatives of the recipient organizations from left to right:
South Shore YMCA, DOVE Inc., Manet Community Health Center, the Quincy Rotary Club, Phyllis Godwin and Grace Murphy-McAuliffe from the QMC Board, Quincy Community Action Programs, John Brothers, Executive Director and Gabriel Cheong Board President of Quincy Asian Resources. (Image courtesy of Karman Lee.)

Other recipients of the former Quincy Medical Center funds are Manet Community Health Center, $996,803; the Rotary Club Quincy (Scholarship Program), $192,389; South Shore YMCA, $128,585; Friends of the Kennedy Center, $106,566; Quincy Community Action Programs, $100,517; and DOVE, Inc., $48,552.

 

About Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.’s (QARI) mission is to foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans and their families to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities. Through collaborations and partnerships, we provide culturally competent services including adult education programs, youth development, and cultural events as well as information and referrals to public and other community organizations.

For more information, visit www.quincyasianresources.org or www.facebook.com/QuincyAsianResourcesInc or contact us at 617-472-2200.

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