G & G Challenge an Overwhelming Success

G-G for websitePosted: July 5, 2012

Mission accomplished.

Gannon’s “G & G Challenge” was a tremendous success, as the University surpassed the goal for the challenge: receive 1,350 new gifts between April 1 and June 30, 2012, which marked the end of the fiscal year.

Gannon University trustees Thomas C. Guelcher ’62 ’76M and James E. Gehrlein ’72 (shown here) had pledged to make a $50,000 gift to the University if the goal was surpassed. The actual number of new gifts received during the challenge, 1,591, exceeded the goal by 18 percent.

“The overwhelmingly positive response to the G & G Challenge shows that there are a tremendous number of people who believe in Gannon,” said President Keith Taylor, Ph.D. “We are extremely grateful to these and each of our donors and to Trustees Guelcher and Gehrlein for their generous support of this unique effort.”

Gannon University and Villa Maria College alumni, as well as friends of the University, parents of current students, employees and corporations were able to make gifts in support of the G & G Challenge.

The gifts will help the University in a number of ways, including funding student scholarships, undergraduate and graduate research, classroom technology upgrades, faculty recruitment and retention and information literacy resources.

Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan university offering nearly 100 academic programs, including doctoral degree programs in physical therapy and organizational learning and leadership. Gannon enrolls more than 4,000 academically talented and diverse students. Learn more at http://www.gannon.edu.

For more information on supporting Gannon University, visit http://www.gannonalumni.org/.