Joe Gaeta to be honored for his dedication to Gannon

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ERIE, Pa. — National Philanthropy Day is Tuesday, a man who has been fundraising for his alma mater for nearly 50 years will be honored.

Joe Gaeta attended Gannon University on a basketball scholarship and after graduating in 1962, he began fundraising. He eventually co-founded the Gannon Golden Knight Club.

“For me it’s been payback,” Gaeta said. “It’s my payback for giving me a free education for bouncing a basketball. That to me is tremendous.”

Gaeta is one of five award recipients who will be honored at the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday. 

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