Remembering Harry T. Lewis

Harry T. Lewis, Jr., a long-time Denver business and civic leader, died on November 11. He spent the bulk of his career as an Investment Banker in Denver with Boettcher and Co. and Dain Bosworth. In 1990 he established his own firm, Lewis Investments. Throughout his life and career, he held strong beliefs in the importance of giving back to the city and state he loved. He invested substantial time, expertise and personal resources in service to multiple non-profit and civic organizations to increase the quality of life of our citizens and ensure all can enjoy and respect the City of Denver.

Harry’s values of giving back to the community are present, even today, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. His service as a trustee at the Museum spanned 29 (1979 – 2008) years, serving as board chair for three of those years (1991 – 1994). Harry also served on the DMNS foundation board for 26 years (1988-2014), serving as director of the foundation. Harry also held a membership for over 36 years. His daughter, Valerie, reflected fondly of how much he loved the Museum, and shared that love with his children and grandchildren. As much as the Museum was important to Harry, his work was so important to us. His dedication has guided the Museum steadfastly through many challenging times. His investment and finance acumen laid the groundwork for the Museum to weather a 100-day closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all the change that 2020 has brought.

Join us in remembering Harry’s remarkable life and civic service by giving back to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. All donations in his memory will be pooled to support the Museum’s mission of being a catalyst to ignite our community’s passion for nature and science.


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