In recognition of his work, both at the corporate level and the work of his foundation in favor of marginalized families, the University of the South awarded Quintin E. Primo III an honorary doctorate in civil law during the installation of the dean of the School of Theology.
Quintin E. Primo III is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Capri Investment Group, a leading US minority-owned real estate investment and development firm. The honorary degree recognizes that Quintin is deeply committed to philanthropic efforts. As a co-founder of the Primo Center for Women and Children in Chicago, he raised funds for the operations of the Primo Center, which provides shelter and services to the growing segment of Chicago’s homeless population. faster: mothers and their children.
While in high school, his father, Quintin E. Primo Jr., was appointed Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and the family moved to Chicago. His father later became Acting Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. The life and service of his father in the Episcopal Church are recounted in the autobiography, The making of a black bishop.
In 2016, Primo was elected to the Board of Directors of Church Investment Group where he intends to profitably invest the resources of the Episcopal Church in a manner that embodies the best principles of environmental, social and investment investment. governance (ESG) and to support the missions of the Episcopal Church.
The Right Reverend Samuel Candler, who is also recognized for his exceptional work in support of the missions of the Episcopal Church, is recognized for his upbeat and progressive view of traditional Christian church life with an emphasis on religion and science, environmental sustainability and stewardship of the land. Thomas Murray, university organist and professor emeritus, was recognized for his 38 years of service to the faculties of the Yale School of Music and the Institute of Sacred Music.