The Gallo Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

Created in 1985, the Gallo Family Endowed Scholarship Fund has generously assisted many Saint Anselm College students with financial aid over the years. As an endowed fund, the Gallo Family Scholarship Fund will support Saint Anselm College students in perpetuity.  A gift to the Gallo Fund honors the legacy of Walter Gallo ’58 and ensures that future generations are able to continue to feel his impact. 

About Walter J. Gallo

Walter Gallo

There are few lay people in the history of Saint Anselm College who have had a more profound imprint on the Hilltop than Walter. Arriving in 1954 as a student and graduating four years later, Walter gave passion, energy, resources, generosity and leadership to Saint Anselm for the next half-century. In so many ways, his name is synonymous with what it means to be an Anselmian.

Walter devoted his life to serving others – his family, his fellow alumni, his country and the Greater Manchester community and beyond. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served with distinction until his honorable discharge four years later, at which point he returned to his beloved alma mater. He continued to serve in the reserves and retired as a Colonel after 33 years of service.

After leaving active duty, Walter dedicated the next 46 years to the college, serving as the first full-time Alumni Director, then as Vice President of Development, Vice President of Advancement, and finally as Vice President of Endowment until his retirement in 2000. During that time, Walter founded the Order of Golden Anselmians and was the driving force behind the growth of the Alumni Association, transforming it into the vibrant organization it is today.

Walter continued to serve the college from 2000 to 2018 as a special assistant to college advancement and alumni relations. Receiving an honorary doctor of laws degree in 2008, his citation correctly recalled his ability to grow and maintain relationships with his fellow alumni, remembering the names and affiliations of people through the generations of the college and working tirelessly to keep them connected to Saint Anselm.

Make a Gift

Make a gift online or via check. Make checks payable to Saint Anselm College, designate the gift to the Gallo Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, and mail to:

     Saint Anselm College
     100 Saint Anselm Drive #1738
     Manchester, NH 03102-1310

For questions about the fund, please contact:

     Jim Flanagan P ’23
     Senior Vice President
     Chief Advancement Officer
     (603) 641-7221