The Blanche A. Paul Foundation
This site is in loving memory of my Mom, Blanche A. Paul, who passed away in New York on 25 April 2008.
Blanche was born in 1918, at Bronx, NY, to Tessie and Joseph Auerbach. Joe was a restaurateur and businessman from Boston. Tessie emigrated to the US from Poland and Russia about 1900 with her 3 sisters. Blanche's Brother, Morris, also became a restaurateur and a food service consultant.
Blanche went to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in NY. During WWII, Blanche joined the US Army. While in the Army, she met Dr. Melvin Paul, a Dentist, and married him in 1943.
After the War, Blanche became a highly respected interior decorator. Blanche also worked at the United Nations, the American Crafts Museum and famous Manhattan stores like Sachs 5th Avenue, Tiffany's and Bergdorf Goodman's.
Throughout her life, Blanche loved art, opera, ballet, and classical music. She had many close, lifelong friends including artists, musicians, writers and dancers.
Since the 1960s, Blanche lived at 315 East 68th Street in Manhattan. She loved New York and especially enjoyed the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center.
In 1995, she was admitted to the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, due to a serious fall and complications of Parkinson's. Blanche passed away peacefully on April 25th, 2008.
As a Memorial to Blanche's life, we created the Blanche A. Paul Foundation, to fund education and work in the Fine Arts and research into Parkinson's Disease.
In 2010, we started to work with the Marin Community Foundation. We advised and created these three specially selected grants:
2. To the Marin Dance Theater for a full year school scholarship to a career bound dancer.
In 2011 and 2012 we continued to fund these 3 significant grant projects.
On May 24, 2013 the DZNE Neurological Research Institute made the press release:
DZNE home page:
The Parkinson's research project that the Foundation funded has just succeeded! A detailed technical paper, was published on May 23, 2013, in the prestigious medical research journal, EMBO Molecular Medicine (Wiley/Nature Publ. UK).
When the Blanche A. Paul Foundation first began to search for a promising Parkinson's Disease project and researcher, and found this project, the theory's chance of success was estimated at only 5..10%!
The research results and implications are far beyond expectations. After 4 years, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED and big congratulations to Dr Di Monte and his entire amazing group at DZNE!
We recently found and scanned this article. Blanche may have submitted it to the New Yorker Magazine.
A PDF is here:
A Stroll in the Park
Another newly discovered article was written in 1966.
A PDF is here:
We hope you will enjoy them! Your comments are appreciated!
These articles are © and may yet appear in print.
Here are more photos of Blanche during the course of her life:
Please check this website again for news and progress of the Blanche A. Paul Foundation. We welcome your inquiries about grants, funding and endowments.
Thank you for visiting, your thoughts and feedback are most appreciated.
With Kind Regards,
Jon D. Paul
Founder and trustee
PS: if you enable sound, you should hear some music she loved!
Revised October 6, 2013NEW SERVER
1918 - 2008
Blanche's love went out to everyone that met her