McAllister & Quinn Small & Mid-Sized College & University Client Testimonials

“Our partnership with McAllister & Quinn has been tremendously beneficial, not only because it has resulted in significant grant funding - although that is critical - but also because the collaborative grant development process has productively engaged so many members of our faculty and administration."
Dr. Catherine O’Connell, Provost and Dean of the College, Illinois College
“We have worked with McAllister & Quinn for several years and the partnership has produced millions of dollars in federal grant and foundation funding for Juniata. The firm is a great strategic partner and the return on investment has been significant."
Jim Watt, Vice President of Advancement, Juniata College
“The staff at McAllister & Quinn are truly invested in the success of Spring Hill College and demonstrate this commitment by providing a professional and supportive partnership as we collaborate to secure grants for the College. With the guidance of M&Q, our students are benefitting from much needed scholarships and programming, faculty have an avenue to pursue their research, and the College is better positioned to carry out its mission of forming leaders in service to others."
Dr. Joe Lee, President, Spring Hill College
“We have gained so much in collaborating on grants with McAllister & Quinn. Not only has our partnership greatly enhanced our grant seeking culture and capacity on campus, the results have fueled faculty and staff-led initiatives that serve students and our community with greater impact. The team at McAllister & Quinn is varied and has a deep knowledge about federal agency and private foundation grants as well as the demands of universities like Webster."
Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, Chancellor, Webster University
“McAllister & Quinn has been a trusted thought partner to Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles since 2014. We have had many successes with federal grants due to their advice and guidance. They are able to identify opportunities and provide the necessary support to secure resources that have been crucial to our institution. As the federal grant environment becomes more competitive, their partnership is essential to our future fundraising success."
Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University
“Our work with McAllister & Quinn has brought a new level of professionalism and success to our grant-writing efforts. They identify opportunities that we may have missed, and work supportively with our faculty and staff to develop good ideas into fundable proposals. They keep us on track and accountable in friendly collegial ways so that our grant-writing productivity and success is significantly enhanced."
Dr. Fred Kniss, Provost, Eastern Mennonite University
“Sacred Heart University has partnered with McAllister & Quinn for a number of years. Together, we have worked successfully to expand the University’s federal grants program. Their expertise in this area has helped us to increase the capabilities of our sponsored programs office, which has made a difference for many programs at the University."
Dr. John J. Petillo, President, Sacred Heart University
“Working with the folks from McAllister & Quinn has been a difference maker for Morningside University. They have nurtured a grant culture among our faculty with extraordinary results. My Board of Directors and I could not be more pleased."
John Reynders, Former Longtime President, Morningside University
“McAllister & Quinn has incredibly talented people that immediately elevated our efforts to build our grants and research agenda. The resources they are bringing to bear for us are amazing. If you need technical competence, skilled researchers, and gifted writers – McAllister & Quinn is a great strategic partner!"
Dr. Tim Collins, President, Walsh University
“McAllister & Quinn is one of the best investments that a small college can make. I have known John McAllister and his talented colleagues for years and have seen firsthand how they are able to deliver millions of dollars for their higher education clients."
Sister Marylouise Fennell, RSM. Founder of Hyatt-Fennell and Former President of Carlow University
“The University of St. Francis’ partnership with McAllister & Quinn is “strategic” in every sense of that term. It’s “long-term” in that developing the capacity to apply for and “win” Federal grants is something that takes some time to build for a school like us. It’s “impactful” in that it has provided a significant “return on investment” – landing $4.6M in funding. And, it’s “transformational” in that it has enabled us to build upon and expand the impact of our already-strong science, education, nursing, and social work programs."
Dr. Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis
“Hood College has had great success in our partnership with McAllister and Quinn. Through our work together we have built a strong grant-seeking culture on campus and have increased our number of grant awards. McAllister and Quinn’s team offers excellent prospecting, project management, and writing skills to support the pre-award process."
Jaime Cacciola, Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs, Hood College
“McAllister & Quinn had a profound impact on Utica University. In just two short years, we have more than tripled both the number of awards and amount of grant funding received by the University. Importantly, these awards have enabled Utica to provide substantial support and critically important programming to some of our most vulnerable students. This firm is unequivocally the best in the business and we look forward to maintaining our relationship with them for many years to come."
Amy Linder, Interim Vice President of Advancement & Chief Grants Officer, Utica University
“Our work with McAllister & Quinn has been incredibly beneficial to our grant seeking efforts. They have a great team of in-house professionals and a talented network of grant writers. The collective work has produced millions of dollars in funding for scholarships, retention efforts, and student support services."
Dr. Wendy Stack, Executive Director of the Center for College Access and Success, Northeastern Illinois University
“We have had great success working with McAllister & Quinn. They have assisted us in securing millions of dollars for several of our key funding initiatives. I would highly recommend McAllister & Quinn."
Dr. Davie Gilmour, Former Longtime President, Pennsylvania College of Technology
“We have been absolutely delighted with our relationship with McAllister & Quinn! Not only have we received millions of dollars in grants since working with them, we have also benefited from their expertise in other areas through their newsletters, workshops, and regular updates. They are extremely professional and are fully engaged with each stage of the grant writing process. One of the best investments we have ever made!"
Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, President, Kutztown University
“McAllister & Quinn have been a trusted partner for years. We have secured millions of dollars, together, to directly support our students and academic programs. Providing faculty and staff access to M&Q’s professional and reliable grant-writing network has enhanced our capacity to pursue external funding on a continual basis."
Dr. Michael Reed, President, Pennsylvania College of Technology
“Working with McAllister and Quinn has been an extremely positive experience. With the guidance of highly experienced grant professionals and writers, Wayne State's leadership team has secured $5.45M in grants over the past 2 years."
Steve Elliot, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wayne State College
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