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Making a Difference
Mildred "Millie" Milliman: Mildred Milliman is the largest philanthropic donor in the history of Olean General Hospital. She expressed her values and passions through gifts which transformed the complexion and quality of healthcare available to her neighbors and all those who live in her “hometown” and beyond. Click Here for More.
The Ferris Family: Olean native, Carl Ferris, left to join the Navy shortly after graduating from Olean High School but he also left a little of his heart here in his hometown. After serving in the Navy, he graduated from CornellUniversity with a degree in Engineering. After working as an engineer at Dupont for 16 years, he decided to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. He made his home in Chestertown, Maryland with his wife, Connie. He became a highly successful restaurateur owning more than a dozen Burger King Franchises and was very involved in the stock market. Click Here for More.
The Gelsimino Family: Catherine and Frank Gelsomino, Sr. immigrated to America and made their home on Wayne Street in Olean. Their two daughters, Josephine and Eleanor, were hard-working and very popular beauticians in a small beauty shop located next to their home. Frank worked his entire life in the foundry at Clark Brothers, which later became known as Dresser Rand. Frank lived a very simple and frugal life and was known as a regular and careful saver making weekly deposits in his investment account. Rarely did he splurge on anything for himself. Click Here for More.