PRESIDENT'S MEDAL

Bernard Lynch

Bernard Lynch

Bernard Lynch, owner of Lynch Furniture in Geneva, is a force of collaboration and positive change in the Geneva community. A founding member and chair of the nonprofit Geneva Education Foundation, Lynch has helped ensure financial support for local school programming, including offsetting AP test costs for economically disadvantaged students. As chair of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, he worked tirelessly to secure state and federal funding to enclose and renovate the Geneva Recreation Complex, home of the Hobart and William Smith varsity hockey teams and the Geneva Youth Hockey programs. He served 10 years as a board member at Happiness House, including two as board chair. He also chaired Happiness House’s planning committee which constructed and financed an additional school facility and alternative residence during his tenure.

 

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.