The Stephen D. Quinn Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 by Quinnie’s family and friends to memorialize a great man.

The sole purpose of the fund is to set up scholarships at Our Lady of Victory Grammar School in Floral Park, NY for 8th grade graduates going on to Catholic High Schools. The recipients must embody the spirit, enthusiasm, love of life, faith, sportsmanship, community involvement, and Christian values of Steve Quinn.

Quinnie grew up in Little Neck, attended High School at Bishop Reilly in Queens, went to Stonehill College in Massachusetts, and got married to Kathleen McNally. Together they raised their daughter, Kaitlyn on Long Island, and along the way, amassed a multitude of friends and relatives who loved and adored him.

He was funny, cynical, loving, loyal, honest, candid, patriotic, successful, happy, and fully engaged in every minute of every day.

The best way to describe Quinnie is to read the eulogy so eloquently presented at his funeral mass by his loving daughter, Kaitlyn.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact Kathleen Quinn.


The Ignatz Award

newTo commemorate the 10 year anniversary the Ignatz Award was retired this year. This award was originally supposed to go to someone that Quinnie might have poked some fun at. But over the years the recipients were just some of the kids that Quinnie loved, took under his wing, gave advice to and pointed the occasional Quinnie finger at. So it is appropriate that the final Igantz Award was given to the kid he had the most fun with, the kid he laughed the hardest with and the one he probably pointed that finger at the most.

Quinnie was so lucky when it came to friendships. It is only appropriate that the final Ignatz Award was presented not only to his best friend but his other soul mate, the kid he loved to play with the most, FALS, aka Jimmy Fallon. FALS received a very deserving standing ovation for his devotion to Quinnie and his tireless efforts in making this event the kind of day Quinnie would have loved!

SCHOLARSHIPS

The 12th annual Stephen D. Quinn Memorial Scholarship

will be awarded at the Our Lady of Victory graduation ceremony in June of 2018. Nominations for candidates will be submitted by OLV in May. Selections will be made by the OLV staff of teachers and administrators.

newThe 2017 annual scholarships were awarded at Our Lady of Victory School. The recipients were carefully chosen by the Principal and Teachers based on the Foundation’s criteria for the award. The candidates had to embody Quinnie’s sense of sportsmanship and fair play on and off the court. Read more…

Your contribution to the Stephen D. Quinn Foundation will ensure that Quinnie’s indomitable SPIRIT lives on by helping kids through high school.

Tax deductible donations

The Stephen D. Quinn Foundation is a recognized, not for profit, 501C organization.

Tax deductible gifts should be made out to the “SDQ Foundation” and mailed to:
Jim Fallon
SDQ Foundation
48 Hampshire Rd
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
email: fals5@yahoo.com

Matching Gifts

Your employer may offer matching gift programs that may allow you to double or triple your gift. Click here for more information.

Thank you in advance for your contribution.

2006 MEMORIAL EVENT

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On Friday May 26th, 2006, over 350 of Quinnie’s friends and family gathered together at the Irish American Hall of Mineola to memorialize Steve.

Through donations, raffles, 50/50’s and a live auction, we were able to raise about $40,000 gross and net about $33,000, all of which was deposited in to a CD for future scholarships.

A beer or two was consumed, a few prayers were said and lots of funny stories were told.

2017 GOLF OUTING

The 2017 Quinnie Cup Golf Outing and Memorial Dinner/Dance was held, as always, at the Mineola Irish American Hall.

About 75 golfers played that morning and about 200 people attended the dinner/dance that night. A raucous crowd gathered for food, drink, music, dancing, raffles, prizes, awards and laughs.

Please mark your calendars for the 2018 event which will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Golf will be at the Douglaston Golf Course. The Dinner Dance will be at the Mineola Irish American Hall from 7 – midnight.

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Previous Golf Outings:

2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

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RECIPIENTS

In June of this year the Stephen D. Quinn Memorial Scholarships were awarded at Our Lady of Victory School.

The recipients are carefully chosen by the Principal and Teachers based on the Foundation’s criteria for the award. The two candidates truly embody Quinnie’s sense of sportsmanship and fair play.

The scholarships were awarded to Joseph Merino and Maria Krug.  Each candidate received a beautiful plaque and a $1000 scholarship.  Joseph and Maria represent all the qualities that Quinnie stood for. I’d like to share a few words of thanks so that everyone can see just how much this scholarship means to them.

From Joseph Marino “I can’t thank the Stephen D. Quinn foundation enough for granting me this incredible honor. As I read about Mr. Quinn, I realized how loving and wonderful he was to the people around him. I wish one day I will be able to reflect his sense of love and care toward all people.”

As always, Kaitlyn and I are so impressed by the recipients of this award. Joseph and Maria are very accomplished young people. This Scholarship is such a lovely way for us to know that Quinnie is still doing what he did best, reaching out to kids and affecting their lives.

Each year we come together and have a wonderful day of golf and celebrate “Quinnie.” Thanks to the generosity of all involved with this Foundation, we are able to keep “Quinnie’s” legacy alive. To date we have gifted over $20,000 in scholarships in his name. “How great is that.” We congratulate Joseph and Maria and wish them well as they move on to high school.

Congratulations,
Kathy and Kaitlyn

Previous Recipients:

2016 | 2015 |2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

THE QUINNIE TREE

Each year, since 1989, an enormous group of friends would vacation together the first week of August

at a place called Eastover in the Berkshire Mountains near Lenox, Massachusetts, and over the course of the last 20 years, many a memory, many a story and many a laugh were had during this week.

Friendships were forged and families were re-united. The owners of Eastover, Ticki Winsor and her family, became like an extended family over the years and, like all of us, were crushed when they heard of Quinnies death. They immediately donated a free vacation to the May fundraiser and asked if they could “do something special” to memorialize Steve.

During our week’s vacation in August 2006, they planted a beautiful tree and had a wonderful memorial service in Quinnie’s honor.

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MEMORY BOOK

Quinnie was definitely one of a kind

creating special memories for each and every person he came across during his wonderful life. To preserve these memories, we ask that you share some of these stories in the space provided below. Ultimately, these stories will be incorporated into a book for Kathleen and Kaitlyn and someday will be passed down to Quinnie’s grandchildren, so they too will get to know how great of a man their grandfather truly was.

A few months after Quinnie passed away, one of his nephews, Mark McNally, began developing a memory book, the contents of which are posted here. Feel free to add your own thoughts, memories and prayers because you know he will be reading them up in heaven, holding an exceptionally frosty can of Coors Light and will be really annoyed if you don’t.

Add a memory

If you would like to contribute your thoughts to the memory book, please cut and paste the following text and email it to Kathleen.

Name and relation to Quinnie:

Favorite Quinnie Memory or Story:

Favorite Quinnie Characteristic:

Memorable Trips, Events, Occasions, etc.:

Final Thoughts and Farewell:

QUINNIE VIDEO

Being one of the most well known and popular people on the planet…

there were literally thousands of pictures of Quinnie.

Mike McCarthy, Mac and Kaitlyn spent countless hours sifting through the photos, picked the best ones and Mike created a video set to music which he presented during the Memorial event.

Quinnie says,

“Now hold on a minute, it’s loading!”

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