Lois Pope has established three different organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of the underserved, the disabled, the infirm, children, and other groups in need. Her generosity has enabled the Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc., the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, and Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) to benefit various philanthropic programs.


Lois Pope's generosity has helped people locally and globally. In her home state of Florida, the Lois Pope Life Foundation funded the purchase of a new mobile pet adoption unit for the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, which has facilitated numerous adoptions of cats and dogs in Palm Beach County. Lois Pope also funded the Florida Stage in Manalapan, a regional theater, and donated $10 million to the University of Miami to build the Lois Pope LIFE Center, which today serves as one of the top neurological research facilities in the world. She also funded a new campus and a memorial fountain honoring her late husband, Generoso Pope Jr., for The Cedars of Marin, an organization that provides a residential program for developmentally disabled adults. Through the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation, Lois Pope has raised funds to build a veterans’ memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor those living veterans who have been disabled during military service. Lois Pope plans to officially dedicate the memorial on Veterans Day 2012.


A noted philanthropist, Lois Pope has made her mark internationally as well. The Lois Pope Life Foundation donated five ambulances to Israel’s Red Cross, Magen David Adom, and facilitated the installation of a clean water system in a Guatemalan village destroyed y Hurricane Mitch. The Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc. donated $50,000 to the Community of Sudanese & American Women/Men, which helped those who have been displaced by war to come to the United States and start new lives. The foundation also bestowed the Lois Pope LIFE International Achievement Award, an honor given to scientists for outstanding accomplishments in their field; the award provided the recipient with $100,000 in research funds.


Lois Pope was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Chestnut Hill College, which honored her with an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree in recognition of her accomplishments. In addition, Lois Pope received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Rabbinical College of America. Lois Pope has served on the Boards of the Armory Art Center and the Palm Beach Opera. She currently splits her time between residences in Delray Beach, Florida, and Snowmass, Colorado.
Events and News
  18th Annual “Lady in Red” Gala
  Hosted at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, the “Lady in Red” Gala, sponsored by LIFE, will be held on December 2, 2011. Entertainment will be provided by internationally acclaimed R&B and soul singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, pianist Copeland Davis, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. and others. Proceeds from the event benefit the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation. For more information, please visit the event page at   life-edu.org.
Awards
  - Honorary Doctor of Laws, Chestnut Hill
College
  - Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters,
  Rabbinical College of America
  Lois Pope has received many other prestigious distinctions from notable organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars and City of Hope, among others.
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