George and Margaret Mee immigrated to the United States in 1961 from England. George, a diesel engineer and thought to have much to offer the Company, was invited by his brother-in-law, Robert Mallery, to join his sawmill operation in Hancock, New York. One year later, the Company expanded into Emporium, Pennsylvania and became known as Mallery Lumber Corporation. The Company experienced many transitions over the years and in 1976, George Mee succeeded Robert Mallery as President of the Company.
With its long-term investments in timberland assets, the Company was strategically positioned as both a timberland management firm and high end sawmill operation resulting in an entity that prospered both in terms of rapid sales growth and profitability. At the time of his death in 1998, George Mee was the Corporation's President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
During Mr. Mee's years with Mallery Lumber Corporation, he and his family were long time residents of the Delaware County, New York and Wayne County, Pennsylvania areas. Five years after Mr. Mee's death, the Mee Family established the George A. and Margaret Mee Charitable Foundation with assets Mr. Mee realized from his investments in the Mallery Lumber Corporation.
The Mee Foundation invests in projects and programs of qualified nonprofit organizations that support the communities of Delaware County, New York; Cameron County, Pennsylvania; Broome County, New York; and occasionally the surrounding areas. The general categories of funding include Education, Community and Recreation, Health and Human Services and Arts and Culture.
It is the Foundation's intent through such investments to assist and support the nonprofit organizations in addressing the current issues and challenges within these communities, thereby working towards meaningful change and impact in the lives of those they serve.
John T. Rogers, President
Bruce M. Edwards, Vice-President
Emmanuel A. Argiros, Secretary/Treasurer
Gary E. Boden, Director
Steven D. Johnson, Director
Deborah S. Manley, Administrator
Bridget S. Ponterio, Administrative Assistant
80 Exchange Street, Suite No. 3
Binghamton, New York 13901
Telephone: (607) 722-0181
Facsimile: (607) 722-0215