Quincy University gets a big check in memory of one of its best known graduates.

Quincy University

QU officials announced Tuesday the receipt of an anonymous gift of $1.5 million dollars to support the John Mahoney Scholarship.

This is the largest single gift to an endowed scholarship in the history of the school.

Mahoney graduated from what was then Quincy College in 1966 and went on to an award-winning acting career. He was best known for his role as Martin Crane on the long-running sitcom “Frasier.” Mahoney died in 2018.

The scholarship that bears his name, designated for students majoring in the humanities, is valued at nearly $2.5 million dollars.