Pauline M. Monz Fund

Pauline M. MonzPauline “Polly” was born April 2, 1931 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Henry and Susanne Monz and was named after her maternal grandmother. Polly was a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned her Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 1956. She continued her education at Syracuse University where she received her Master of Science in Library Science in 1976. Polly retired in 1988 as the Acting Head of the Science Libraries at Syracuse University. In her leisure time Polly enjoyed lecturing at the Cazenovia Library, the Friends of Lorenzo and the Stone Quarry Art Park sharing her knowledge about nature and preservation. Her weekly article “Neighborhood Naturalist” was published in the Cazenovia Republican for 20 years was a favorite among Cazenovians. Polly created this fund to address the evolving needs of the community and support innovative responses through the Community Foundation’s grantmaking and initiatives.

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