Lola Van Wagenen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Sep, 2018
Facts of Lola Van Wagenen
Date of Birth: 1938 , December
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Lola Van Wagenen
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Provo, Utah, USA
Ethnicity White
Affair with George Burrill
Boyfriend George Burrill
Married George Burrill
Married to George Burrill
Children Four
Divorce Robert Redford
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Lola Van Wagenen is a consumer activist who has a passion for humanity and belongs to numerous charitable organizations like Shelburne Farms and the Vermont Historical Society. She also serves on the Robertson Scholars selection committee, which aims to provide scholarships to international students at Duke University and the University of North Carolina. Along with her charity work, she has worked for several movies as an executive producer.   

Early Life And Education Of Lola Van Wagenen 

Lola Van Wagenen was born in December 1938, in Provo, Utah, United States. She was brought up in a Mormon family. In 1982, she earned her bachelor's degree from Vermont College. 

Wagenen later went on to study at New York University and received her master's degree in public History in 1984. And in the year 1994, she completed her Ph.D. in American History from the same university. She was also awarded the Distinguished Alumni/Alumnae Achievement Award from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at NYU. 

Lola Van Wagenen's Professional Career

Lola Van Wagenen worked for the number of charities since 1970 such as  Shelburne Farms which is a nonprofit education center for sustainability, the Vermont Historical Society,  and the New York Women’s Foundation. In 1977, she also worked for the Task Force on Appropriate Technology with the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment.   

In 1979, Wagenen was a part of the  National Commission on the International Year of the Child too. She also founded The Sun Fund. Coordinating with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, she likewise organized the Women's Energy Education Project in 1979 and 80. 

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In addition to charity, Wagenen worked as the executive producer for numerous films, including Miss America: A Documentary Film and The State of Marriage, released in 2015. 

Lola Van Wagenen's Net Worth 

Lola Van Wagenen's net worth is still under review. But according to some reliable online sources it can be believed to be more than $1 million. She is involved in numerous charitable organizations and raised money for various sectors like educational, earthquake programs and much more. 

Lola Van Wagenen's Personal Life 

Lola Van Wagenen married the founder of the international development firm ARD George Burrill, Ph.D. on July 17, 2002, in Shelburne, Vermont. The couple together started a  successful fundraiser which raised more than $70,000 for earthquake recovery programs.  

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Wagenen likewise works on the Robertson Scholars selection committee. The two founded the New American Scholarship Fund at Champlain College in the year 2012. She has previously exchanged the vows with her first husband, prominent actor Robert Redford, on September 12, 1958, in Provo, Utah. 

The couple met for the first time in Los Angeles in 1957. The two welcomed their first child, a son named Scott Anthony Redford, on  September 1, 1959.  They have also three children Amy Redford, Shauna Redford, and James Redford. She has five grandchildren too.  After being married for twenty-seven years, the pair divorced in 1985. 

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