Business Students to Benefit from Gallina Family Endowed Scholarship
Posted: July 1, 2014
The Rev. Leo Gallina's recent gift to Gannon University will
establish the Leo J., Jessie S. and the Rev. Leo J. Gallina Endowed
"Power" Scholarship. Gallina said he learned a good deal from his
parents about the importance of investing and the value of a good
education. "They taught me to be wise and prudent while planning
for the future," he said.
Gallina first established his scholarship in September of
1994, but Gannon will match his latest gift under the
provisions of the Tom Power "Power" Scholarship Challenge.
Gallina was born and raised in Bradford, Pa. and attended Gannon
University in the 1960s. He went onto serve as a Pastor at many
Erie diocesan parishes including St. Boniface, St George and St.
Bernard parish in his hometown before retiring.
He established the scholarship in honor of his parents who
shared their philosophy about the value of giving with their
children, "'Help now; give as you live,' that's what they would
tell us," said Gallina.
The Leo J., Jessie S. and the Rev. Leo J. Gallina Endowed
"Power" Scholarshipis among the almost 200 scholarships at Gannon
endowed by corporations, foundations, families and individuals.
Last year, Gannon University awarded nearly $914,000 in
scholarships to more than 400 deserving students from diverse
locations, backgrounds and financial circumstances. More than 90
percent of undergraduate students received a form of Gannon grant
Endowed gifts to Gannon can also help fund faculty positions,
professorships, chairmanships, faculty excellence and study abroad
programs at the University.
For more information on the scholarship please contact
Tony Fulgenzio, director of philanthropy at Gannon University, at