(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FL – American Humane, the nation’s first and largest animal welfare organization, paid tribute to prominent Palm Beach philanthropist Lois Pope during a celebration of advocacy at The Colony Hotel.
Animal lovers and benevolent supporters flocked to Palm Beach to honor Ms. Pope and her advocacy with American Humane, whose mission is to promote the welfare and safety of all animals, and to strengthen the bond between animals and people. Guests enjoyed lavish hors d’oeuvres, creative desserts, and music by the Danny Beck Band, who brought down the house with “Proud to be an American” in tribute to Ms. Pope.
Ms. Pope, whose passion for helping U.S. veterans has earned her the moniker “The Pope of Disabled Veterans.” Throughout her long-standing partnership with American Humane, she has supported life-saving programs like the Pups4Patriots initiative, which pairs highly trained service dogs with veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, at no cost to the veteran.
Notable guests included American Humane's president and CEO Dr. Robin Ganzert, Lois and Tova Leidesdorf, Herb and Rita Krauss, Herb and Sharon Jablin, Gail Worth, Arlette Gordon, John and Nancy Payne, Patty Martin, Simone Bonutti, Florence Seiler, Bill McBride, Lloyd Schiller, Brooke Samples, Maude Cook, and Susie Goldsmith.
“We are so grateful to Lois Pope and her valiant efforts to help and empower our wonderful veterans. She is an inspiration to us all,” said American Humane president and CEO, Dr. Robin Ganzert. “Tonight, is a celebration of Lois’ incredible work, and it’s an honor to celebrate her love for animals and beneficent legacy with American Humane these past 13 years.”
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