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Annual Fund for Academic Excellence

Gifts to the Annual Fund support the greatest needs of the University that other funding areas may not sufficiently cover. Your gift ensures students have immediate access to enhanced academic resources.


Circles of Distinction

Circles of Distinction honors those individuals who set a precedent of commitment to Gannon University through philanthropic leadership.


Business Ambassadors

Gannon’s Business Ambassadors are a select group of alumni and friends dedicated to a mutually rewarding association with the students, faculty, and administration of the University and other area business leaders.


Golden Knight BOOSTERS

The Team behind the Team! Become part of a growing organization committed to helping maintain and promote the high visibility of Gannon Athletics.


Endowed Funds

Endowed gifts to Gannon can help fund professorships, speakers series, faculty research, mission trips and other programs at the University. Students are grateful for the scholarship support.


Founder's Society

The Archbishop Gannon Founder’s Society honors supporters of Gannon University and Villa Maria College who have included Gannon University in their wills. These gifts leave a lasting legacy by becoming part of the permanent life of the University.



Make a one-time gift or set up recurring payments online

Commonly traded stock is an easy way to support the University while securing a charitable deduction on your federal tax return.

Double the impact of your gift. Many organizations will match their employees' and retirees' gifts to Gannon.

Planned giving options will support the university and provide tax benefits to your family.


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.

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Our Mission

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.