Annual Fund
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The Annual Fund for Academic Excellence is dedicated to furthering the mission of Gannon University by enhancing student financial support and University experiences. Comprised of thousands of annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, the Annual Fund's financial commitment to Gannon plays a vital role in the success of every student. 

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the greatest needs of the University that other funding areas, such as tuition and endowment earnings, may not sufficiently cover. Your gift ensures students have immediate access to enhanced academic resources including: 

     Scholarships and Financial Aid 

     Research and Internship Opportunities  

     Highly Rated Faculty

     Upgraded Technology and Facilities

     Learning Abroad Opportunities

     Student Programming and Campus Life Opportunities

     Library Resources 

Every gift, regardless of size, has a major impact on the University. In 2017-2018, nearly 3,500 donors contributed over $1.5 million to the Annual Fund; this is the equivalent of adding $30 million to the University endowment. 

Your gift establishes trust in Gannon and confidence in its future. High alumni participation rates can impact collegiate rankings, boost the value of a Gannon degree, and encourage corporations and other donors to support Gannon at higher levels. Participation, no matter how big or small the gifts, from our entire Gannon Family, is what truly makes a difference. 

WAYS TO MAKE A GIFT

If you have questions concerning the Annual Fund, please contact John Bauer at 814-871-7364

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Gannon is a Catholic, Diocesan University dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Our faculty and staff prepare students to be global citizens through programs grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and professional specializations. Inspired by the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, we offer a comprehensive, values-centered learning experience that emphasizes faith, leadership, inclusiveness and social responsibility.