Diocesan Priest Honors Parents’ Memory with Endowed Scholarship
Posted: July 3, 2014
The Rev. Msgr. Andrew Karg's gift to Gannon University honoring
his parents will establish the Louis J. and Rose M. Karg Endowed
"Power" Scholarship with the gift matched under the provisions of
the "Power" Scholarship Challenge.
Louis Karg and his brothers established three successful
businesses in Venango County, Pennsylvania, including auto service,
oil distribution and grain milling ventures. He and his wife Rose
had eight children.
Msgr. Karg attended Gannon College and went onto to earn his
philosophy degree at St. Bonaventure University's Christ the King
Seminary. He was ordained in Rome in 1964 with a bachelor 's degree
in sacred theology and also earned a M.Ed. from Westminster
"I wanted to share the opportunity I had in my life and help
kids go to college and take advantage of the education that Gannon
has to offer," he said.
Msgr. Karg currently serves as a member of the Gannon University
Board of Trustees and served at many diocesan parishes throughout
his career including, St. Anthony, Walston, St. Michael Parish in
Greenville, Pennsylvania and as headmaster at Kennedy Catholic High
School in Hermitage, Pennsylvania.
The Louis J. and Rose M. Karg 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.
More than 90 percent of undergraduate students received some
type of Gannon grant or 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 (814)