Viola M. Hall Fund

Viola Hall was a graduate of Syracuse City Normal School and Syracuse University where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was a teacher and a principal at various Syracuse schools. She organized and became the first principal of the McCarthy at W.R. Beard School, which provides unique and specialized services for students with social/emotional, behavioral and academic concerns. She named the Community Foundation as the beneficiary of her life insurance policy and directed that this fund support local education in honor of her lifelong dedication to the field. Viola passed away at the age of 98, but her impact on education and children will live on through her fund.

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