The Morning Call, Sunday, April 17, 2005
Opinion piece by the Rev. Daniel G. Gambet, OSFS, retired president of DeSales and a trustee of the Harry C. Trexler Trust reminds us of who General Trexler was and what he did. Father Gambet states, "Wherever one goes in Allentown or Lehigh County, reminders of the General's legacy abound. His shadow is long; his footprints large. The good he did and continues to do through his estate is simply immeasurable. He calls it a larger than life legacy for any man -- one that has been continued from the General's day to ours through his creation of the Harry C. Trexler Trust. Begun in 1934 with initial bequests of $12 million, the trust has distributed more than $60 million to 350 different Lehigh County non-profit organizations, and an additional $30 million to Allentown for the maintenance and improvement of its parks. Truly a "gift that keeps on giving," said Father Gambet.
Press Release: Wherever you go in Lehigh County, the General is there | Posted on: 4/17/2005
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