Gannon Alumni Association Establishes Endowed Legacy Scholarship
Posted: October 2, 2014
Children of Gannon University and Villa Maria College alumni
will benefit from a $71,302 scholarship established by the
University's Alumni Association. Gifts to the Gannon University
Alumni Association Endowed Legacy "Power" Scholarship were made by
leading alumni and from affinity relationships with various
businesses including Howard Hanna Realty, Liberty Mutual Insurance,
B.F. Fields Moving and Storage, Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Co. and
Spectrum Direct. These businesses have agreed to allocate a portion
of every dollar spent with them by Gannon and Villa Maria College
alumni to the Legacy Scholarship.
"The Legacy 'Power' Scholarship makes Gannon's strong tradition
of a quality education more accessible to the children of Gannon
University and Villa Maria College alumni," said Brian Kurtz,
president of the Gannon University Alumni Association. "We look
forward to the student recipients becoming engaged members of a
larger community because of the generosity and support of our
donors and affinity businesses."
The Gannon University Alumni Association Endowed Legacy "Power"
Scholarship is among the 231 scholarships at Gannon endowed by
alumni, parents, friends, corporations and foundations. Last year,
Gannon University awarded $914,000 in scholarships to 413 deserving
students from a diversity of locations, backgrounds and financial
circumstances. Ninety-seven percent of students at Gannon
University received financial aid in the 2013-14 academic year.
Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty positions,
professorships, chairmanships, faculty excellence and study-abroad
programs at the University.
The Gannon University Alumni Association engages and connects
alumni to the University and to one another and promotes volunteer
services of alumni in support of the University's Mission and
For more information on the scholarship please contact Tony
Fulgenzio, Executive Director of Philanthropy and Communications at
Gannon University, at 814-871-7786.