Co-Founder and Chairman
Mrs. Pope is a Florida philanthropist whose commitment to disabled veterans dates back 40 years to a performance she gave at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center in New York. In 1998, she joined forces with DAV National Adjutant Arthur H. Wilson and the late Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown to create the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation.
Her efforts also support medical research, scholarships, summer camp programs, humanitarian relief, performing arts and animal welfare for organizations as diverse as Unsung Hero Scholarships, Guatemala Water Project, The Lois Pope LIFE Center, International Achievement Award, Sudan Genocide Response Team, Ambulances for MDA, Lois Pope Pet Mobile, and The Cedars of Marin.
Mrs. Pope was recently elected to the Board of Directors of The American Humane Association and is also the founder and President of Leaders In Furthering Education (LIFE), a 501(c)(3) charity.