Special Announcement: Believe. Inspire. Transform. Gannon’s Next Century Campaign Announced.

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Believe. Inspire. Transform.

Join the campaign for Gannon University’s next century.

We BELIEVE in the possibilities that will come when you join our campaign – the ones that INSPIRE generations of students, faculty and alumni to pursue bold opportunities that TRANSFORM them and those in their communities and across the world.

We’ve come a long way in our first century, and we can’t help but imagine something even greater for our next 100 years – and we need you to be a part of making that history.

We ask that you join us as we embark on our next century of impact by making your gift today.

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Barbara Beuscher, CFRE, EMBA

Vice President, University Advancement

Barbara enjoys all aspects of being part of the Gannon Family.  She leads a team that coordinates all aspects of University Advancement, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, grants and sponsored research,  major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship, and advancement services. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in journalism and an executive MBA.  Barbara joined Gannon after serving as vice president for advancement at Malone University. Prior to that, she worked in progressive leadership roles for two decades at public and private universities. With her expertise and experience, Barbara looks forward to building momentum around Gannon’s historic second century and encouraging friends of Gannon to join in the Believe. Inspire. Transform campaign.

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Almitra “Almi” (Clemente) Clerkin '85 ’17M 

Mission Advancement Officer

Almi is committed to advancing Gannon’s mission for students past, present, and future. A native of Erie, Almi attended high school at Villa Maria Academy. She graduated with a BS in business management in 1985 and has an MA in health communication. She is dedicated to non-profit work and has over three decades of experience in the arts and education. Motivated by her parents and community, Almi strives to enact her alma mater’s mantra to believe, inspire and transform.

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Brian Collingwood

Executive Director, Corporate Relations 

Brian’s focus on corporate relations aligns with the Gannon Mission by preparing students to become career-ready professionals while also creating mutually beneficial relationships between partners and the university. His work is focused on transforming the lives within the community through meaningful partnerships. Brian earned a BA, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Gannon. His background in higher education includes career services, employer relations, and teaching. Brian welcomes being a central point of contact for corporate partners interested in forging new relationships or strengthening existing ones with members of the Gannon community.

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Mark Gaeta ’87

Mission Advancement Officer

Creating and sustaining a high level of engagement for Gannon’s mission is at the core of Mark’s work as an MAO. Mark is a proud alumnus of Cathedral Preparatory School and earned a BS in marketing from Gannon in 1987. Like his father, Joe ‘62 (member of the Hall of Fame 1962 men’s basketball team), he was also a student-athlete. Before joining University Advancement, he spent nearly 20 years in sales/marketing with GTE/Verizon. Mark looks forward to fostering the success of the University and its enduring legacy. 

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Chrystie Raymond

Mission Advancement Officer

Chrystie has recently joined Gannon in the role of MAO. She has a BS in Health Promotion, and her background includes over 15 years in the health and wellness field developing comprehensive plans with clients such as the U.S. Olympic committee and Major League Baseball.  Most recently, she served as the Development Director at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Chrystie is excited to further Gannon's mission of delivering exceptional academic programs that prepare and edify students through philanthropic support.

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Anthony DiPasqua ‘10

Director, Office of Constituent Engagement

Tony oversees alumni and donor engagement efforts including annual giving programs, special events, and student philanthropy. He graduated with a BA in 2010 and has a M.Ed in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel Services from Kent State. He worked as a resident director at Gannon and later served as fraternity and sorority advisor before transitioning to University Advancement. Tony is eager to create connections and opportunities that enrich all stages of the Gannon experience.