Gannon University is a valuable resource that continues to meet the needs of individuals, businesses, organizations and social service agencies throughout northwestern Pennsylvania. below are some highlights of gannon’s dedication to and impact on the region.

Impact on Employment

The University creates an impact on employment in the Erie region by providing jobs for 1,436 employees (851 colleagues, 482 staff and 585 student employees).

By expanding the footprint of our University and involving the community in ongoing initiatives, Gannon has awarded $16 million in annual contracts to local vendors.

Local businesses benefited $98,000 by Gannon students working unpaid internships.

Impact on Economic Development

The Small Business Development Center provided 6,100 hours of consulting to over 400 entrepreneurs in Erie, Warren, Crawford and Mercer Counties resulting in retention and creation of 198 jobs and over $9 million in capital formation.

87 jobs at 17 startup companies were created through Gannon University’s Erie Technology Incubator, which has raised approximately $27.1 million in outside capital.

Gannon University has made a five-year commitment of $500,000 to the City of Erie to assist with community efforts such as safety through the Erie Police Department and the Erie Fire Department.

Gannon Athletics is a resource shared with the community. Last year 37,432 Gannon athletics fans were attracted to Downtown Erie. More specifically, 11,562 people attended the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight Tournament at the Erie Insurance Arena.

Impact on Economy

Gannon University has made a five-year commitment of $500,000 to the City of Erie to assist with community efforts such as those involving safety through the Erie Police Department and the Erie Fire Department.

Because Gannon athletics is a vital aspect of the University’s community, it is opened up to and the experience is shared with the Erie community as well. 37,432 Gannon athletics fans were attracted to Downtown Erie. More specifically, 11,562 people attended the Elite Eight Tournament at the Erie Insurance Arena.

Over 400 local high school juniors and seniors received $1.98 million in reduced tuition costs and earned 3,600 college credits through Gannon’s Dual Enrollment Program.

Impact on Philantrophy

In an effort to provide the opportunity to participate in Gannon’s summer camps, 22 scholarships were made available to inner-city youth through Erie-Gannon Alliances to Improve Neighborhood Sustainability (Erie-GAINS).

Because Erie-GAINS is dedicated to the youth of the inner-city high schools, it provides learning opportunities through programming and scholarship. During the Fiscal Year 2013-14, 25 inner-city high school students received commitments valued at $48,500 from the Erie-GAINS Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Impact on Service

Gannon University’s Campus Police and Safety not only ensures the safety of those on our own campus, but has also responded to 78 calls for service not related to the University.

The laboratories and technology on campus are a way to enhance Gannon students’ learning experiences, but they also inclusively engage those within the Erie community; 450 high school students, parents, teachers and administrators experienced hands-on learning activities at Gannon’s Patient Simulation Center.