The Kroc Center Story
Kroc Centers are a gift to their communities, thanks to Joan Kroc and The Salvation Army.
Joan Kroc’s Gift Made a Big Impact in Quincy.
The 98,000 square-foot Quincy Kroc Center redefines what a community center is all about. This unprecedented place of gathering and enrichment houses an array of education, sports, faith, arts and supportive programs never before assembled in our region. The programs, as well as the building itself, have been designed to stimulate the mind, body and spirit, to provide hope, and to transform the life of each and every member of the community.
The Kroc Center is comprised of several major components: a center of worship and performance venue, an aquatics center, fitness and recreation center, classrooms, and special event facilities.
Development of The Kroc Center was made possible by a $40 million combined capital and endowment grant from a bequest to The Salvation Army by the late Mrs. Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc. As a condition to the significant Kroc grant, the community also raised $8.6 million locally, representing a total community investment of nearly $50 million.
Construction of The Quincy Kroc Center began on November 2, 2009, and the facility opened in September 2011.
The Salvation Army Mission
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
The Quincy Kroc Center’s Vision
The Kroc Center in Quincy fosters an environment where individuals are enabled to reach their maximum potential, physically and spiritually, while providing the opportunity to be involved in the mission of The Salvation Army.
Inspired by God’s Holy Spirit,
Instructed by God’s Word, and
Involved in God’s Work.