BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The board of trustees of the Link Foundation announced it has appointed James Edmond (Ed) Morton, IV as a special advisor to the foundation’s board of directors.
Morton is senior VP, wealth management group regional executive, and Broome Tioga market executive with Chemung Canal Trust Company, a community banking company headquartered in Elmira.
Morton holds a bachelor’s degree in applied economics from Cornell University and is a graduate from the Cannon Financial Institute’s Trust School.
The Link Foundation is a charitable trust established in 1953 by the late Edwin A. and Marion Link, who made their residence in Binghamton and on the Treasure Coast in Florida. Since 1953, the foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $16 million to universities, colleges, and other nonprofit organizations to fund internships, scholarships, fellowships, and research projects. These grants are mainly allocated to advancing energy resources development and conservation; modeling, simulation and training; and ocean engineering and instrumentation.
The Link Foundation’s administrative office is located at Binghamton University and the Link archival and permanent collection is situated in the Bartle Library at Binghamton University. The foundation has over the years supported programs and scholarships at Binghamton University including the Link Endowment in Music and the Edwin A. Link Instructional Laboratory in the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science. In addition, the Link Foundation has awarded doctoral fellowships, through a national competition, to Binghamton University students studying in Edwin A. Link’s fields of interest — modeling, simulation and training; energy resources development and conversation; and ocean engineering and instrumentation.
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