Bill and Penny Allyn have been devoted NCH supporters for many years. Bill serves on the NCH Board of Trustees and chairs the NCH Philanthropy Committee. Together, they have generously contributed to vital health system initiatives, including nursing education programs and the emergency department modernization.
In 2000, Bill and Penny became third generation residents of Naples. They continue to spend their summers in Skaneateles, NY, where the entire Allyn family has been instrumental in enhancing the quality of life through philanthropy. Bill and Penny, both graduates of Syracuse University, have been married for 59 years and have 4 sons and 13 grandchildren.
Bill, grandson of Welch Allyn co-founder William Noah Allyn, became president and CEO of his family’s business in 1980. He led the company through incredible growth during the 1980s and 1990s. Penny taught physical education for more than 30 years and coached high school girls’ tennis for 13 years. She also taught Sunday school at the Skaneateles First Presbyterian Church for 30 years and served 13 years on the Skaneateles Town Board.
In addition to NCH, Bill and Penny have served many other organizations and causes. Bill is a past president of the Forum Club (2013-2014) and is a founding member of the Naples Community Church. He has been an active trustee and board member of numerous hospitals, companies and universities and remains a trustee emeritus of Syracuse University. Penny served on the boards of The American Red Cross, Central New York Community Foundation, WCNY, the Allyn Foundation, Habitat for Humanity in Collier County, and was captain of the USTA at Royal Poinciana Club.