In Memory of Longtime Trustee John Olsson

John E. Olsson, founder of Olsson Associates and a former Cooper Foundation trustee, died January 28, 2015. He was born on May 14, 1926 in Queens, New York, to Albin Harold Normandes Olsson and Ida Marie Rosengrin Olsson, who had emigrated from Sweden. John said of his parents, “There is one thing people should know […]

In Memory of Les Burgess

We have lost a dear friend and wonderful colleague, Erdene “Les” Burgess. Les worked full-time and part-time, providing office management, and secretarial support to the Cooper Foundation and to Cooper Theatres, Inc. from July 22, 1974 to Fall of 1993. She managed to retire several times during her time at the Foundation but continued to […]

In Memory of Kathryn Druliner

Cooper Foundation board and staff have learned that former board of trustees member Kathryn “Tish” Druliner died June 9. Tish was the first woman elected to the Cooper Board and she served as a trustee for 30 years, from 1978-2008. She led the Hovland-Swanson company and was on the boards of First National Bank, United […]