Celebrating the 2013 Presidential Humanitarian Award Recipients: H. Edward & Ellen M. Hanway
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building
The Annual Scholarship Gala is Neumann University’s premier fundraising event held each spring at a unique and exciting location to raise support for scholarships for students. Over the past years, more than $1,200,000 in scholarship funds have been raised exclusively through this event.
At Neumann University, education is in reach for many young people because of scholarship assistance. More than 90 percent of students entering Neumann have a financial need as identified by federal guidelines, and more than half of the student body consists of first-generation University students.
Providing these young men and women with a Neumann education is a mission and tradition we are proud to advance
Each year, Neumann University proudly presents the Presidential Humanitarian Award during the Scholarship Gala. The 2013 Presidential Humanitarian Award Recipients are H. Edward Hanway and his wife Ellen M. Hanway. This award is presented annually to a person whose life reflects a devotion to religious and family values; dedication to excellence; value for philanthropy and giving back; willingness to take risks in the pursuit of vision; and a demonstrated value for education and a positive intellectual life. The Hanways bring these qualities to life with their passion and dedication to Catholic education.
H. Edward Hanway, chairman of the Drexel Neumann Academy Board of Trustees, is chairman emeritus of CIGNA Corporation, where he served as chairman and chief
H. Edward and Ellen M. Hanway
executive officer from 2000 to 2009. Drexel Neumann Academy is an independent Catholic school in Chester, Pennsylvania. Neumann University, the Sisters of St.
Francis of Philadelphia, Saint
Katharine Drexel Parish, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia co-sponsor
the School. Hanway also serves as chairman of the Faith in the Future
Foundation, providing strategic management and operational oversight for
the Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Ellen M. Hanway embodies the principles and values of a Catholic education. She attended Nativity BVM Parish School and Notre Dame High School before graduating from the Keystone School of Business. An ardent supporter of Catholic education, she is a past board member of Drexel Neumann Academy and St. Francis de Sales Lenni Parish Council and Home and School Association.