The WIlliam G. Pomeroy Foundation of Syracuse has signed on as a Supporting Sponsor for New York State History Month!
Their contribution will help us present "A Celebration of New York State History Month” - a cocktail reception honoring the artist Len Tantillo with the inaugural University Club Award for Achievement in History & Culture. Friday, November 7, 6:00—8:00 p.m.
It's not too late to join AT&T, the Times Union, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and TD Bank in sponsoring New York State History month at the University Club! Call Ellen at 518-463-1151 or download this form for a full list of sponsorship opportunities!
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In April 2009, Bill launched sister company TERACAI. TERACAI is a Cisco® Silver Partner that helps commercial, health care and education customers design, install and manage their core networking, communications and data center solutions.
On October 19, 2004, Bill was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Working with a wonderful team of doctors at both Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY and Dana Farber in Boston, MA, Bill received a stem cell transplant on May 26, 2005. Three years later, he had the privilege of meeting his donor, a 28 year-old gentleman from Texas. Since then the relationship between Bill and his donor has grown, and Bill was even treated as a guest of honor at his donor’s wedding in May 2011.
After his diagnosis, he established a private foundation: The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The Foundation has two areas of particular interest and focus, both based on two of Bill’s greatest passions. One is historic preservation and research. The other focus area is to fund programs specifically relating to blood cancers. One of the things he learned during his experience with Leukemia is that there is an urgent need to diversify the Be The Match Registry. Therefore, his foundation works closely with the National Marrow Donor Program to conduct bone marrow drives in diverse communities. Since 2008, the Foundation has helped organize hundreds of bone marrow drives and registered over 10,000 people, and has had six matches. www.giftoflifeonline.org.
As a way to promote historic tourism and provide cultural and educational benefits to Towns and Villages in Central New York, the Foundation launched its Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program in 2006 by awarding grants to erect markers throughout Onondaga County. The New York State program stopped funding roadside markers in 1939. In 2010 the Foundation expanded the program to include not just Onondaga County, but also Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Oswego Counties. The following year the program was expanded to include Erie and Genesee counties. As of April 2012 the Foundation has funded over 80 markers in ten counties. In April 2012, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation expanded the program to include all municipalities and 501©(3) organizations as eligible grant recipients.
Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA in Marketing from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.