Gift to The University of Scranton Supports Scholarship and Lecture

09/08/11

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The University of Scranton’s Charles J. Volpe, Sr. ’61 Memorial Scholarship, which honors the memory of the well-respected Scranton businessman and public servant, has been considerably enhanced by recent gifts from his wife Mrs. Eleanor Volpe, and son, Charles J. Volpe, Jr., Esq. ’82. From left are Carol Maculloch, director of leadership gifts at The University of Scranton; Patrick F. Leahy, Ed.D., executive vice president at The University of Scranton; Atty. Charles Volpe; and Mrs. Eleanor Volpe.
            Recent gifts of $100,000 from Mrs. Eleanor Volpe and $100,000 from her son, Charles J. Volpe, Jr., Esq., a 1982 graduate of The University of Scranton, generously increase their scholarship endowment established in the name of their husband and father, respectively.

           
            The Charles J. Volpe, Sr. ’61 Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Charles J. Volpe, a well-respected Scranton businessman, insurance entrepreneur and servant leader. Aside from his business career, Volpe was an active political leader who served his constituents with integrity and dedication. In addition to local and county positions, he was elected and served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.

            The Volpe Scholarship provides assistance for a student who is majoring in history, political science or international studies; has achieved academic excellence; and aspires to pursue a career in public service.

            Charles J. Volpe, Jr., Esq. will also support The Charles J. Volpe, Sr. ’61 Memorial Lecture Series, a program developed for inviting outstanding public servants to campus to explore public service issues.

            “The Volpe family’s commitment to this University is a testament to their husband’s legacy and their belief in Catholic and Jesuit education at Scranton,” said Patrick F. Leahy, Ed.D., executive vice president at The University of Scranton. “The entire University community benefits from the scholarship their family has established, since it supports our Jesuit mission to educate ‘men and women for others.’”



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