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Endowment for Excellence in Athletics Program

From 1987 to 2012, the Endowment for Excellence in Athletics was a special program initiative to increase support for athletic scholarships. Local businessman and ardent Pitt State Athletics supporter Wayne Allai initiated the program, which has guaranteed crucial financial support for Gorilla athletic teams for the past quarter century.

Wayne, a 1994 inductee into the PSU Athletics Hall of Fame for Meritorious Achievement, passed away on March 5, 2003.  Wayne’s wife, Jan, and long-time Endowment supporter A.J. Menghini carried on the oversight of the Endowment for Excellence in Athletics program following his passing.

Thanks to Wayne Allai’s vision, Pittsburg State University student-athletes will continue to benefit from the generosity of the Endowment for Excellence in Athletics donors listed below:

Adrian Bank – Gene Irvin

Wayne * & Jan Allai

Dr. & Mrs. W. Wesley Allai

Dr. & Mrs. James M. AuBuchon

Mr. & Mrs. George M. Barberich

Mr. & Mrs. James L. Barone

Mr. Charles (Ted) Barnard *

Ray * & Carolyn Barto

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth K. Bateman

Tim & Gena Beck

Joe & Christl Beitzinger

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bishop

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas W. Bryant

Leroy & Elaine Castagno

The Joe Castelli Family

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Chappell

Elmer * & Virginia L. Christy

Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Cinotto

Homer & Evelyn * Cole

Mr. & Mrs. Gene Corsini

Moe & Anita Cotter

Mr. Lee Crawley

Jack & Janet Cremer *

Mr. & Mrs. J.S. Crutcher

Bill * & Barb Darland

William L. Dillion, M.D.

Mr. & Mrs. Roger E. Doue

Mr. & Mrs. Barry D. Draper

Mr. & Mrs. Gordon W. Elliott

Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Farabi

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Farrell

Judi & Mike Fast

George * & Earleen Fauvergue

Mr. & Mrs. Bill Fowler *

Mr. F. David Fowler

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Fowler

The Fowler Family

Mr. Peter W. Giddings *

Mr. Martin Golob * &

Ms. Karenjo Golob Heronemus

George & Marelu * Graham

Joe & Debra Grisolano

Lebro & Jeanne Grisolano *

Dr. Robert V. & Patty * Haderlein

Bill & Avys Hagman *

Kenneth * & Linda Hagman

Mr. & Mrs. Harlan L. Hess

Clyde F. * & Eda R. Hobson

Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Holsinger

Mr. Henry Jelochan *

Leon & Marie Jursche *

Dr. John & Patricia * Kazmierski

John & Rosie Levra

Mike & Shirley Loy *

Mr. & Mrs. Brad J. Mattivi

Mr. & Mrs. A.J. Menghini

Peter & Maralyne Monsour *

Owen “Cobb” & Irma O’Hara *

Robert * & Betty Osborn

Mr. & Mrs. Bill M. Rink *

Jack * & Yvonne Robertson

August * & Helen Rua

Mr. & Mrs. David A. Rua

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond M. Ryan

Mr. Fred J. Spigarelli

Mrs. Emily Lu Stocker

Maj. Gen. (Ret) & Mrs. Jack Strukel, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sturdevant

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Terlip *

Mr. & Mrs. J.B. Towner

Mr. & Mrs. David Utermoehlen

Mrs. Vera Vinze *

Earl & Betty Ward

Chris White

Mr. & Mrs. George A. Zugmier

* deceased

Ways to give


Annual Fund

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Community Partners and Sponsorships

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Gorilla Gala

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