May 9, 2016
Lois Pope has been named the first recipient of the Trish Bell Lifetime Achievement Award for her commitment and contributions to the South Florida community.
The Trish Bell Lifetime Achievement Award honors and recognizes individuals in South Florida who inspire and motivate the people around them to achieve a greater vision of hope and opportunity for those most in need.
Just as Trish Bell has led with determination, courage, introspection and faith, Pope demonstrates thoughtful, collaborative and passionate leadership in the pursuit of improving the quality of life and well-being of others.
Pope has positively impacted the lives of individuals at the local, national and international levels. She has established three: the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Inc., Leaders In Furthering Education (LIFE), and the Disabled Veterans’ Life Memorial Foundation.
“I am deeply honored to be chosen as the first recipient of this award,” Pope said. “When I was just a little girl, my parents taught me that doing good is as important as doing well. I have always strived to live my life according to this principle by advocating for and supporting the voiceless and vulnerable in our society. And to be able to do this work in my adopted home of South Florida has been especially meaningful.”
Recipients must demonstrate leadership, vision and inspire the future leaders of our community and help maximize their full potential, demonstrate impact throughout our community and lead through example.
“We are thrilled to honor Lois Pope as the first-ever Trish Bell Lifetime Achievement award recipient,” said Bell. “Her lifelong dedication, contributions and heartfelt commitment to South Florida inspires all of us to strive to serve the betterment of our community. Lois embodies the mission of hope and empowerment that Chapman Partnership has provided to the more than 100,000 homeless men, women and children who have been admitted to our center since 1995.”
Lois Pope will be honored at the seventh annual “Take A Walk in Her Shoes” fashion show and luncheon May 26.
Photo: Palm Beach County philanthropist Lois Pope holds a photo of her dancing with disabled veteran and motivational speaker J.R. Martinez at the Lady in Red Gala in 2011.
(Jim Rassol / Sun Sentinel)