Memorial Fund to Honor the Memory of

Ann Puldy ’83, 1961-2009

Ann Puldy with her dog

Ann Archerd Puldy ’83 passed away on February 25, 2009 in Boulder, Colorado at the age of 47. Her life was full: she enjoyed the arts, sports, volunteer work, animals, and above all, family.

Puldy earned her BA in business administration and economics and worked for Martin Marietta in Orlando for several years before joining Barnett Banks in Jacksonville in 1987. After the birth of her first son, she became a full-time mom and eventually moved out West with her family, where she lived both in Boulder, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona.

A strong supporter of the arts, Puldy had a passion for multi-media art. She was also a sports enthusiast who devoted considerable time to nurturing the growing lacrosse movement in the U.S., including helping to develop children’s lacrosse programs in both Boulder and Tucson. She was a dedicated volunteer and fundraiser for many organizations, including the Boulder Valley School District, various children’s educational programs, the American Cancer Society, and the Boulder International Film Festival. She was also involved with the Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae chapter.

Puldy traveled frequently throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and she cherished her summers at her home on Pelican Lake in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. She loved and surrounded herself with animals, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, a horse, and many turtles.

She was happiest, however, when she was with her husband of 21 years, Michael, and her three sons, Zachary, Alexander, and Nathaniel. “Ann will always be remembered for her powerful life force, which was felt by everyone whose life she touched,” Michael said.

The Ann Archerd Puldy ’83 Memorial Fund for Rollins art majors has been established in Ann’s memory. To make a donation, go to /giving. Photos and remembrances of Ann can be viewed at