Circles of Distinction
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Circles of Distinction honors those individuals who set a precedent of commitment to Gannon University through philanthropic leadership. Through passion, generosity and vision, our Circles members lay the groundwork for academic innovation and advancement at Gannon. 

Your gift will have a transformative impact on the educational experiences of students for years to come. Please join the Circles of Distinction and step forward as a leader in the future of Gannon University.  

Members of the Circles of Distinction will receive invitations to special events on campus including the annual Circles of Distinction Reception during Homecoming and Family Weekend. 

Click Here to View the 2018-2019 Donor Honor Roll 


Give Online today to join the 2020-2021 Circles of Distinction 



Monsignor Joseph J. Wehrle Circle
Gifts of $25,000 or more

Monsignor Wilfrid J. Nash Circle
Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999

Bishop’s Circle
Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

1925 Circle
$2,500 to $4,999

President’s Circle
Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499 
(or $250 for alumni who have graduated within the last decade)

For additional information please contact John Bauer, 814-871-7364 or

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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.