William & Mary L. Thorpe Charitable Fund

William and Mary Thorpe were born in Herkimer, NY, and grew up on their parents’ farm on a hill just west of the village of Camillus. After serving in World War II, William became a well-known sports broadcaster for WFBL radio and rubbed elbows with many of the sports celebrities of the time. His sister Mary maintained a career that spanned nearly 50 years at Bristol Laboratories in Syracuse. Although the industry was dominated by men, Mary’s strong independence and drive established her as a key purchasing agent at Bristol for many decades. Both believed strongly that educational opportunity is the path to progress in today’s world. The trustees of their charitable estates established this fund to honor their dedication to their community for years to come.

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