Longtime Gannon Wrestling Coach Makes Gift in Memory of Wife
Posted: November 23, 2016
An estate gift of $50,000 by Gannon University's head coach of
wrestling, Don Henry, will help to support an endowed wrestling
fund. The gift will also name the Don and Diane Henry Wrestling
Room in the University's Recreation and Wellness Center.
"I am very proud to have both of our names on the new wrestling
training facility," said Henry. "I believe that it will empower
more student-athletes to achieve greatness in the classroom, on the
mats and in life."
Coach Henry is in his 33rd season at Gannon and has lead the
wrestling team to some of its best seasons, coaching eight regional
champions and qualifying wrestlers for the national championships
42 times. In March of 2014, Henry was inducted into the NCAA
Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame.
"Gannon Wrestling is a reflection of Diane's and my life
together. Great things develop if you put in the work and make the
sacrifices necessary to be great. It is true with relationships and
building a wrestling program," said Henry.
The Don and Diane Henry Wrestling Endowment Fund is among the
246 endowed scholarships at Gannon, providing more than $1.3
million in scholarship support annually to 413 deserving students
from diverse locations, backgrounds and financial
Ninety-eight percent of undergraduate students at Gannon
University received financial aid in the 2015-16 academic year.
Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty professional
development, student and faculty research, speaker series,
study-abroad programs, mission trips, academic departments,
athletics or the library.