William T. Todd II Memorial Fund for Charity


William T Todd

Bill Todd knew that his long‐time friends John and Barbara Campbell had initiated a permanent fund at the WCCF to honor and thank him for his charitable works in our community, and he was deeply moved. Plans were being made to bring family and friends together for a special presentation, but Bill’s failing health halted the planning.

While leading locally headquartered Fairmont Supply as President, Bill was active on many non‐profit boards including United Way of Washington County, Association of Retarded Citizens, Washington County Council of Economic Development, Presbyterian Senior Care and the Washington County Community Foundation.

Bill was a 1951 graduate of Edgewood High School in Pittsburgh, a 1955 graduate of the University of South Carolina (NROTC scholarship), and was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. Combining his education, experience, and community service, Bill was often a guest lecturer on management and leadership at Carnegie Mellon University.

Bill’s wife of 48 years, Elizabeth, describes her husband from a much more personal perspective:

“Selfless. Kind. Generous. Thoughtful. Cheerful. Encouraging. These were among Bill’s well‐known attributes. Respect for others, a sense of charity and community and a genuine heartfelt concern for the vulnerable and unloved were demonstrated as he thought of those in need before he thought of himself. When he saw need around him or learned of need elsewhere in the world, he responded with intelligence and compassion. This way of life, Bill’s ethic, was guided by the teaching and life of Christ Jesus, ‘Truly, I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of mine, the least of these, you did it to me.’ In his lifetime, Bill developed skills of leadership to lead and encourage others to join him in a solidarity of mission of helping those in need. His keen intelligence and his wit, his humor and laughter, his garrulous, yet sincere, personality enabled him to persuade and lead others to make the world better.”

Family members will annually consider charitable causes to benefit from the William T. Todd II Memorial Fund for Charity.