Bud enjoyed a distinguished insurance career with Haylor, Freyer, & Coon. In 1988, he was named an Insurance Person of Distinction by Liberty Mutual Insurance. He and his wife Nancy are dedicated public servants in Central New York. In 2001, the couple received a Meritorious Service to the Community award from the University College of Syracuse University.
“My family was always involved in community affairs. I was taught that we were fortunate and should share that fortune with others when possible. When I joined the Community Foundation board, there were only two staff members that we worked with – Peggy Ogden and Dottie Irish – both of whom were outstanding women. I fondly remember the time we spent going through many grant requests and the fine projects we funded. The Foundation has certainly evolved since then and I have seen strong marketing campaigns, educational nonprofit events, and many other programs we didn’t do back then. It’s great to see how far the Foundation has come. It is doing a wonderful job getting out in the community, telling them what it’s doing, and making a difference.”