Community leader bequeaths $650,000 to Pal-Mac Dollars For Scholars



Pat Brockhuzen

(Brockhuzen, pictured above)


MAY-18, 2022— Patricia Brockhuzen, a philanthropic and beloved community member, bestowed a donation of $650,000 to Palmyra-Macedon Dollars for Scholars. According to DFS President, Mike Boesel, “In our chapter’s 34 year history, this is the largest private donation ever received.”


A life-long Wayne County resident, Pat graduated from Williamson High School in 1951 and attended Rochester Business Institute. She worked as an Administrative Assistant at Garlock Sealing Technology for 40 years. 


Pat was a devoted wife to her husband, Herman, and a dedicated mother to their daughter, Margaret. She loved gardening, canning and travel.


In the community, Pat was a tireless volunteer for numerous organizations. She was a member of the Palmyra Historical Society, the Palmyra Moose Club and Palmyra Kings Daughters, where she served as President. Her contributions were valuable and valued. 


Dr. Robert Ike, Superintendent of Palmyra-Macedon Schools, remarked, “For years to come, Pat’s donation will help worthy graduates attain their goal of higher education. She is yet another example of our community’s commitment to its youth.”


Two Brockhuizen scholarships will be given out to the Class of 2022 : One for Pat and her husband at $500 and one for Margaret at $1000. Since its founding in 1987, the Pal-Mac chapter has distributed more than $2 million in scholarships funds to over 2,000 deserving students.

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