LOIDA NICOLASLEWIS

Philippine Tatler - - FEATURES -

WHY Her? A na­tive of Sor­so­gon, Ni­co­las-Lewis earned a law de­gree from the Univer­sity of the Philip­pines. She even­tu­ally mar­ried Regi­nald Lewis, a cor­po­rate lawyer and Wall Street in­vestor. Upon her hus­band’s pass­ing, Ni­co­las-Lewis helmed his busi­ness, TLC Beatrice LLC, TLC Beatrice based in China, and TLC Beatrice Foods in the Philip­pines. She has also been hailed as the Filipino-Amer­i­can com­mu­nity leader in the States, and is sought after for her opin­ions on var­i­ous lo­cal is­sues. She has a num­ber of sig­nif­i­cant phil­an­thropic en­deav­ours, in­clud­ing the Regi­nald Lewis Foun­da­tion which per­pet­u­ates the mem­ory of her hus­band. As a paean to her birth­place, she founded The Lewis Col­lege (TLC), which pro­vides stu­dents ed­u­ca­tion from kinder­garten through col­lege.

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