Kenneth Cope Memorial Fund


Kenneth Cope was the beloved father of Touch A Life’s Co-Founder, Randy Cope. Touch A Life was founded in 2006 by Pam and Randy Cope, and the organization provides long-term rehabilitative children who have been rescued out of trafficking situations in Ghana, West Africa. We have set up a memorial page to honor his legacy, and in addition to information about Kenneth’s legacy project, we’ve included some background on who he was as a person. Thank you for visiting this page and for considering a donation in his memory.

Anyone who knew Ken Cope knew that he was a lover of sweets. When we say sweets, we mean anything that started with raw dough or batter and ended up with sugar being the main ingredient. Every fall you could count on Kenneth driving for hours to an apple orchard to buy the best fruit he could find. He would pull out his mother’s famous recipe and spend hours in the kitchen making a year’s supply of apple butter. Apple butter would be needed on the cold winter mornings that followed the autumn months—the treat would be spread on a piece of homemade bread that would hold him over until his wife, Anne, could bake a pie for dinner.

Kenneth’s memorial fund will support renovations and ongoing maintenance for a bakery at the Touch A Life Care Center, one that will feed multitudes of children every day. This project is done in collaboration with partners and friends in Reno, Nevada, who have hosted fundraisers to launch the bakery project in Ghana. It seems like a perfect fit; we know Kenneth would love it.