Learning happens everywhere
It happens by both thoughtful design and unforeseen chance. It takes place in the classrooms, labs, and studios as well as the playing fields, residence halls, student organizations and myriad places of campus and around the world. It comes through hard work, exciting discovery and unforgettable experience.
They are the heart and soul of the University. They commit their lives to teaching, to research and artistry, to mentorship and friendship, and to the liberal arts traditions that embody Gannon.
An education in the liberal arts and sciences is relevant and essential
It requires personal and shared reflection, spirited debate, and active engagement with ideas that have local and global impact. It prepares students for the broadest range of possibilities in their personal and professional lives. It equips them to form solutions and to bring coherence to a complex world. And more than 34,000 Gannon and Villa Maria alumni are living proof.
From across the country and around the world, Gannon and Villa Maria alumni bring a broad range of histories, experiences, beliefs and ambitions - all of which fuel the learning process. They expect to disagree, to surprise themselves, and to discover new territory. As active citizens of a dynamic campus community, they take roles in conversations, operations, and life of the college. They never settle for the status quo.
Gannon is a smart philanthropic investment
Donors can be assured that their gifts make a difference. Thanks to their support and the sound management of the University, Gannon has been able to operate within budget for 58 consecutive years. And that support is more important than ever, as costs continue to rise and Gannon works to remain accessible to an increasingly talented and diverse student body.
Because you can make a difference and it just makes sense
Whether you fund an endowed professorship or fellowship, an individual department, or the general fund, your money will make a difference and leave your mark on the University. Investing in Gannon allows you to take part in something you love, it gives you some ownership of your alma mater, and it helps create strong connections to campus.
Your legacy matters
Besides leaving a legacy for current students to follow, you also are setting the trend for the future. At some point in your life, someone lent you a helping hand. There are students who need that help now. Your gift will help them to succeed and, in turn, help others in their own time. Additionally, a gift to Gannon has tax and estate benefits.
The value of your degree remains important
Unlike buying a car or a house, an education is not a one-time-deal. Your degree is worth only as much as the reputation of the institute from which it is given. By investing in Gannon, you are cementing the foundation of education offered and enhancing its prestige.