WHAT IS The 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 estate plans. These gifts leave a lasting legacy by becoming part of the permanent life of the University.

Leave Your Legacy

It is possible to “Leave a Legacy” while potentially minimizing taxes and settlement costs, which means more of your estate will go to your loved ones. A charitable gift to Gannon University is a way to document your legacy. Charitable gifts, including long-range estate and financial planning, can be a great way for you to provide significant support to Gannon and impact the education of students.

How Do I Make a Lasting Legacy? 

Gift planning is unique to each individual or couple. The specific benefits of a planned gift are influenced by a number of variables such as your age, income tax bracket, size of your gift, etc.  Seek advice from your financial, legal and tax counsel when considering a charitable gift of any type. Your professional advisors will be familiar with your circumstances.


An estate plan gift is a powerful tool that provides a way for you to help secure your own financial future and the financial future of Gannon University. Estate gifts can help you make a gift that is greater than you ever thought possible.


Click HERE for the current Founder's Society brochure.


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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.