About us

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Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris

Celia and Victor Farris met in New York City in 1955; he was a successful inventor and industrialist, and she an accomplished singer and actress. They married six months later. Mr. and Mrs. Farris were together for 29 years until Mr. Farris’s death. During their lifetimes they were both active donors and volunteers.

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Celia Lipton Farris

Celia Lipton Farris made her singing debut at the London Palladium at the age of 15. She continued her successful music and stage career in America. Mrs. Farris was well known and much admired as a benefactor of the arts.

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Victor W. Farris

Victor W. Farris was well known for his business and engineering expertise and for his many inventions, ranging from the paper milk carton to Farris safety and relief valves. He strongly valued the entrepreneurial spirit of individuals, and actively nurtured its development, whether buying a piano for an aspiring musician or supporting publication of scientific research. Mr. Farris was a strong supporter of education and served on numerous nonprofit boards.