Helping Others with Time, Talent and Treasure:
Andrew E. ’55 and June J. Lemery
Lifelong residents of Glens Falls, N.Y., Andy and June Lemery appreciate the value of community. They spent much of their professional lives working within city limits. Andy retired as comptroller after 38 years at Kamyr, Inc., and June taught piano and organ for 32 years. They are also committed volunteers for local churches, hospitals and numerous other civic and service organizations.
“We firmly believe in helping others through the ‘three T’s’ — time, talent and treasure,” explains Andy. “It’s how you use what you have that matters.”
The Lemerys’ philanthropy extends to another community that is close to their hearts: Bentley University.
The youngest of five children, Andy was the only sibling to pursue higher education. “I worked summers and during the school year to put myself through,” he says. “It wasn’t easy, but I was blessed to attend Bentley.”
In 2005, shortly after Andy’s 50th class reunion, the couple decided to honor his milestone by establishing an endowed scholarship. The Andrew E. and June J. Lemery Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to students who major in accountancy and demonstrate significant need.
“We will continue to make gifts to our scholarship fund every year, and we’ve included a significant addition to it in our estate plans,” explains Andy. “Giving back by helping current and future Bentley students is a very meaningful legacy for both of us.”