This brief sentence sums up the personal philosophy of Mr. Grover M. Hermann and explains the dedication with which he is sharing the fruits of a successful business career to help build for that future.
“Sullivan County Community College has received a gift from Mr. Hermann of $500,000, an amount which [New York] State will match with a grant of equal size. In appreciation of this gift, the Board of Trustees has voted to name the new college library the Hermann Memorial Library. Mr. Hermann also contributed $150,000 toward the purchase of the four hundred acres in Loch Sheldrake which will serve as the new site of the college.
“Because he was brought up in Callicoon, Mr. Hermann has been understandably generous to that area. His gifts there include $400,000 to the new satellite hospital of the Community General Hospital of Sullivan County [now Catskill Regional Medical Center], a new building for the youth center, a language laboratory for St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary, as well as contributions to the manses of the Callicoon Methodist and Hortonville Presbyterian Churches.
“Mr. Hermann is a man who has not forgotten the scenes and neighbors of his youth, and we are all beneficiaries.”
The above text is an excerpt from a 1970 news release issued by the college about the generosity of Grover Martin Hermann, a successful businessman and philanthropist from Sullivan County and a founder of the Martin Marietta Corporation (now Lockheed Martin).