John Byrne was a renowned insurance industry executive and notable philanthropist. Byrne and his wife, Dorothy, established the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education and volunteerism, among many charitable endeavors. Dozens of New Hampshire and Vermont’s Upper Valley region institutions large and small- Dartmouth College, the Upper Valley Haven, the Upper Valley Land Trust, The Family Place- benefitted from his generosity.

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