The William F. Marlar Foundation


William Marlar owned a cab company in Denver, Colorado called Bill's Cab Company, which continues to operate in Denver today under the name Zone Cab Company (phone (303) 444-8888). Mr. Marlar had a passionate interest in Space Sciences and space exploration. Upon his death, Mrs. Freida M. Marlar, his wife, took control of the Zone Cab Company and through it set up the William F. Marlar Memorial Foundation, an educational foundation memorializing her husband's interest in space by assisting scholars in the space sciences.

Following Mrs. Marlar's death, the majority of the assets went into the foundation. The trustees, who administer the foundation, are also the directors of the Zone Cab Company.

Some examples of the Marlar Foundation at work:

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