This Day In Bonaventure History

By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93

This Day in Bonaventure History

May 3, 1991

Groundbreaking for the Quick Arts Center took place in March 1992. The new arts center was built to serve the visual and performing arts, and to serve both the community and St. Bonaventure University.

The building was made possible by a $2 million commitment from Regina and Leslie C. Quick Jr., the parents of Bonaventure 1975 graduate Leslie Quick III.

It was on this day that the Quick’s commitment to the new building was announced at a gala reception attended by Bonaventure students, faculty, staff and Olean community members.

“My parents’ gift is an acknowledgement of their belief that this Franciscan institution is strengthening its students educationally and as people who will go out and make the world a better place through whatever career they choose,” said Leslie Quick III, a member of the university’s board of trustees and vice chair of St. Bonaventure’s Capital Campaign. “It also is an acknowledgement of the affection, caring, and dedication I have for St. Bonaventure University; it makes me feel great.”

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