FOUNDATION
BIO

Grace J. Fippinger was the first woman to serve as an officer in the Bell System, serving as Secretary-Treasurer for NYNEX Corporation.  (NYNEX Corporation is the predecessor of Verizon Corporation.)  She also served as a director for Pfizer, Inc., Paramount, The Bear Stearns Companies and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company.  The Foundation was created in 1991 with initial contributions from Grace and the NYNEX Corporation.

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