Erie CPA Establishes Scholarship for Accounting Majors at Gannon University
Posted: February 14, 2014
William Steger, CPA, a 1966 graduate of Gannon University
contributed $30,000 to establish the William J. Steger Family
Endowed "Power" Scholarship in Accounting and to support Gannon's
Annual Fund for Academic Excellence.
Steger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from
Gannon College in 1966 and was a member of the Golden Knights rifle
and baseball teams. Steger began his accounting career with Arthur
Andersen & Co. in Cleveland and was a partner in several firms
including Root, Spitznas & Smiley. He retired recently from
Malin, Bergquist & Co., LLP of Erie.
When asked about the reason for establishing the scholarship
Steger said, "My wife, Joy and I had been thinking about getting
our estate plans in order to help support various local
non-profits. The 'Power' Scholarship Challenge provided an
opportunity to have our gift matched while helping future
accountants earn their degrees."
The William J. Steger Family Endowed "Power" Scholarship is
among the almost 200 scholarships at Gannon endowed by
corporations, foundations, families and individuals. Last year,
Gannon University awarded nearly $914,000 in scholarships to more
than 400 deserving students from a diversity of locations,
backgrounds and financial circumstances.
Approx 92 % of undergraduate students received some type of
Gannon grant/scholarship. Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help
fund faculty positions, professorships, chairmanships, faculty
excellence and study abroad programs at the University.
For more information on the scholarship please contact Tony
Fulgenzio, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at