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Canisius donors established an endowed scholarship in Pat Greenwald’s name in honor of his 40-year anniversary at the college.  Pat, a native of Akron, OH, came to Canisius in January 1977 as director of alumni and has held several leadership positions over the decades, including vice president for college relations. He is currently director of principal gifts.

As many know, Pat is a humble man who would rather remain behind the scenes than receive accolades.  But because the scholarship will benefit Canisius students, he agreed, with one caveat – it must also bear his wife Becky’s name. Pat has devoted most of his professional career to the good of Canisius, raising millions of dollars and helping to establish countless endowed scholarships. Becky has been at his side every step of the way.

The J. Patrick and Rebecca Greenwald Scholarship will make a Canisius education affordable for many generations of students to come. Greenwald scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need, with preference to students from Northeastern Ohio.

Establishing an endowed scholarship is one of the most enduring and meaningful ways an individual or organization can impact the lives of Canisius College students. Endowed scholarships are permanently invested funds that provide a perpetual source of scholarship assistance to deserving young men and women.  There are currently 420 endowed scholarships at the college.

For more information about the Greenwald Scholarship or any endowed fund, contact Dan Warner, leadership gift officer, at Ext. 2235 or at

Submitted by: College Communications