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  • What Is the Founder's Society?

    Founder's SocietyThe Archbishop Gannon Founder's Society honors supporters of Gannon University and Villa Maria College who have included Gannon University in their estate plans. These gifts leave a lasting legacy by becoming part of the permanent life of the University. Download the Founder's Society brochure to learn more.

    Leave your Legacy

    It is possible to "Leave a Legacy" while potentially minimizing taxes and settlement costs, which means more of your estate will go to your loved ones. A charitable gift to Gannon University is a way to document your legacy. Charitable gifts, including long-range estate and financial planning, can be a great way for you to provide significant support to Gannon and impact the education of students.

    How Do I Make A Lasting Legacy?

    Gift planning is unique to each individual or couple. The specific benefits of a planned gift are influenced by a number of variables such as your age, income tax bracket, size of your gift, etc.  Seek advice from your financial, legal and tax counsel when considering a charitable gift of any type. Your professional advisors will be familiar with your circumstances.

    Why Is It Important to Consider an Estate Plan Gift?

    An estate plan gift is a powerful tool that provides a way for you to help secure your own financial future and the financial future of Gannon University. Estate gifts can help you make a gift that is greater than you ever thought possible.

  • Make a Big Impact With a Future Gift

    When you include Gannon University in your estate plan, your generosity provides a comprehensive, value-centered educational experience that is grounded in the Catholic faith. Thank you for ensuring that Gannon can prepare the next generation of leaders well into the future.

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  • Testimonials

    • Russell Forquer '71 and Sisan Forquer '66VMS

      "We owe Gannon and Villa Maria for a fantastic education that allowed us to do well in our careers. Our gift is in appreciation for helping us become whole people who were able to do well not only financially but also in our parenting, our relationships and other areas of our lives."

    • Dr. Antoinette Spevetz '83 and Dr. David H. Hardic '79

      We both feel loyalty toward Gannon, so it feels really good to be able to help students who are potentially on the same path or would like to go to school, but can't afford it. It's easy to give through estate planning."