Gretchen A. McCabe, wife of the late Lawrence McCabe (’57, History and Political Science), has long dedicated her time, talent, and resources to the College of the Liberal Arts. A graduate of Chatham University, Gretchen is an extremely generous benefactor; along with her husband or through his estate, they have created the McCabe-Greer Professorship in the American Civil War Era (currently held by Dr. Christina Snyder, professor of history); the Gretchen McCabe Family Director’s Fund in the Paterno Liberal Arts Undergraduate Fellows Program; the Lawrence J. and Gretchen McCabe Graduate Scholarship in the Richards Civil War Era Center; the Susan Welch Scholarship Fund in the College of the Liberal Arts; and the Lawrence J. McCabe Scholarship in the College of the Liberal Arts.
Gretchen has served on the Board of Visitors of the Richards Civil War Era Center since its inception. She is the mother of five, grandmother of 18, and great-grandmother of one, and has sung in her church choir for 38 years. Gretchen resides in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania.