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Dorothy G. Griffin and her brother William (Bill) Griffin both created individual foundations in 1995, after Bill passed in 2018, the two foundations became known as The Griffin Charitable Foundation .

Dorothy and Bill owned and operated Varflex Corporation, a global leader in manufacturing electrical insulated sleeving since 1924. Dorothy left teaching in 1941 and worked her remaining life at Varflex until age of 100, passing in 2015. After attaining rank of Aviation Ordnance Man Second Class, Bill was honorable discharged and returned home where he worked for the family-owned company, later becoming Vice President until his passing in 2019. Dorothy and Bill were pillars of the Rome community. Their legacy lives on through Varflex and The Griffin Charitable Foundation.



The Griffin Charitable Foundation honors the legacy of the Griffins by enhancing the life and community in Rome, NY and surrounding areas. The Griffin family valued the importance of quality, health, and exceptional facilities in the community. 

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