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About Lois Pope

Lois Pope with Donald and JRLois Pope, the wife of the late Generoso Pope, Jr., the founder of the National Enquirer, is a humanitarian who works to improve the lives of others. Overseeing the charitable organizations Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) and The Lois Pope Life Foundation, Inc. she has devoted her life to causes that include youth activities, medical research, and veteran support.

Lois Pope awarded the Unsung Hero Scholarship to four talented medical students each year at the City College of New York. The scholarship totaled $25,000 which was applicable towards tuition and other educational necessities. Additionally, Lois Pope offered $100,000 to the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University. The funds were used to support the introduction of a clean-water system in El Triunfo, Guatemala, a community adversely affected by Hurricane Mitch. Other contributions included a $300,000 grant to The CSAW (Community of Sudanese and American Women/Men), a group that heads the Sudan Genocide Response Team and allows young women the ability to emigrate. She also provided the gift of five ambulances to Magen David Adom in Israel and donations to The Cedars of Marin, a facility that empowers adults coping with disabilities. Lois Pope also oversees the distribution of the International Achievement Award, a designation that extends $100,000 in research capital to medical scientists on the verge of a significant breakthrough.

Wishing to support US veterans, Lois Pope continues to gain the $65 million necessary to construct the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, a monument that honors more than 3 million living veterans dealing with war-related injuries as well as disabled veterans through history. It will be located across from the Capitol, and Lois Pope plans to hold a dedication service on Veterans Day 2012.

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