IN MEMORIAM: Lois Martin

In Memoriam

The Academy has lost a dear friend, a tireless worker and a relentless Academy supporter with the passing of Lois Martin.Lois Martin

Since the Academy’s inception Lois was always found in numerous classes, taking notes and adding her thoughts and perspective to the discussion.  For many years she led the ‘Experts and Entertainers’ class of lunchtime speakers and discussion. She pursued every lead and every speaker suggestion to line up a broad variety of people and topics for our members’ enjoyment over many terms of Academy classes. Her eager mind was limitless in its scope and her choice of classes to participate in was wide ranging. All of us will miss her eagerness to learn, her willingness to help and her always ready smiles and greetings.

Lois Martin came to Denver by way of Philadelphia and Nebraska. She majored in journalism at the University of Nebraska, before she moved to Pennsylvania while her husband was in medical school. She has been editor of internal publications for Campbell Soup Co. and Leeds and Northrup, both in the East. After the arrival of her four children, she founded the Aurora Sun Newspaper where she worked for 20 years as publisher. She was founding moderator of the Aurora Hospital Association, President of the Aurora Hospital District, Business Person of the Year for the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and elected to the Benson Hall of Fame for Community Leadership.



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Dec. 6 is Your Day-Boost Your Academy Donation


Support The Academy for Lifelong Learning on Colorado Gives Day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 is the day thousands of donors will come together to support Colorado nonprofits like ours.  Our goal is to raise $20,000.

Your support helps the Academy to:

·        Replace and upgrade classroom A/V equipment

·        Maintain low membership and tuition fees

·        Program up to six special events each year

·        Provide scholarships to those in need

·        Grow the Academy reserves for emergencies

Any day is a great day to donate but your Donation Goes Further on Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 6!

Don’t miss this end-of-year donation opportunity.

This 24-hour movement is a chance to increase the value of your donation thanks to the $1 Million Incentive Fund. Created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, the fund proportionally boosts every dollar donated.  For example, if the Academy receives 10 percent of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, it will receive 10 percent of the $1 Million Incentive Fund.

To donate to us on Colorado Gives Day, go to

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