William G. Pomeroy

Sandra Pomeroy

Paula Miller

 

William G. Pomeroy

Trustee
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation

Bill is the founder and former owner of CXtec & TERACAI, two technology companies in Syracuse, New York.  Bill has received Entrepreneur of the Year awards from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Syracuse University, and Ernst & Young. Bill received the Courage Award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central New York. He is also the recipient of the Crouse Health Foundation Tribute Award, along with his wife, Sandra.

Bill established The William G. Pomeroy Foundation after receiving his diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2004.  He received a stem cell transplant in 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.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has two areas of particular interest and focus, both based on two of Bill’s greatest passions.  One is dedicated to increasing the ethnic diversity of the Be the Match Registry to enable more transplants for people who cannot find a matching donor, and to the other is to celebrate NYS and Ohio history through the Foundation’s Historic Signage programs.

During Bill’s experience with Leukemia, he learned 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 22,000 people.  As of August 2017, the Foundation has had 62 donor/patient matches.

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.  In April 2012, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation expanded the program to include all municipalities and 501(c)(3) organizations as eligible grant recipients.  As of December 2016, the Foundation has funded over 400 markers in 50 counties.

Bill is on the Board of the Be The Match® Foundation, New York Genealogical & Biographical Society, and the Salvation Army.  Bill is a First Connection Volunteer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a Caring Connection Volunteer for BMT InfoNet.  Bill is a former member of the Board and Executive Committee for the National Marrow Donor Program and Trustee Emeritus of the Erie Canal Museum.   

Bill earned his Master of Business Administration in marketing from the Wharton School of Finance and bachelor’s degree in management engineering from RPI.

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Sandra Pomeroy

Trustee
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation

Sandra is a Trustee of The William G. Pomeroy Foundation.  The Foundation is dedicated to increasing the ethnic diversity of the Be the Match Registry to enable more transplants for people who cannot find a matching donor, and to celebrate NYS and Ohio history through the Foundation’s Historic Signage programs.  Sandra is the former Senior Vice President of CXtec and TERACAI.

Sandra is an active community member and serves as Vice Chair of the Crouse Health Foundation Board of Directors.  Sandra is a First Connection Volunteer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and a Caring Connection Volunteer with BMT InfoNet.  Sandra has served as the Honorary Co-chair of the Light the Night Walk for five consecutive years in Syracuse, NY. Sandra and her husband Bill are serving as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Be the Match Foundation Gala being held in September 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.  In 2012, Sandra and Bill Pomeroy received the Star Crystal Award from the Crouse Health Foundation for their extraordinary efforts to improve the health and well-being of Central New Yorkers.

Sandra graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. She resides in Lafayette, NY, with her husband, Bill.

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PAULA MILLER

Executive Director
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation

Paula is the Executive Director and Trustee of The William G. Pomeroy Foundation. The William G. Pomeroy Foundation supports programs relating to blood cancers and helps to preserve history.  Under Paula’s leadership, the foundation has registered over 22,000 members to the Be the Match Registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program.  In addition, the foundation has provided over 400 grants to erect historic markers in towns and villages throughout Central New York. Paula is the former Director, Office of the CEO at CXtec.

Before joining CXtec, Paula was employed by the Gannett Foundation. The Foundation makes contributions to qualified nonprofit organizations to improve education, health, and advancement of people who live in Gannett communities.

Paula is a member of the Annual Support/Marketing Committee for The Salvation Army of the Syracuse area and is on the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary Board.   In addition, she is a graduate of Leadership Greater Syracuse Class of 2000, was the recipient of the 2002 Business Partnership Leader of the Year Award from Partners in Education in Business, and was honored in 2007 with a Woman in Business Award.  In 2009 Paula was awarded a ‘Can Do’ Award from the Salvation Army for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to helping serve people in need.  In January 2009, The William G. Pomeroy Foundation received a Spirit of Caring Award from The United Way of Central New York for providing Bone Marrow Drives to the CNY community.

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