Couple’s volunteerism celebrated with award
This month, David Hogan and June Patton will be honored as 2018 Premier Volunteers at Volunteers of America Oklahoma’s fundraiser, Rhinestone Cowboy.
June Patton and David Hogan
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For Tulsans David Hogan and June Patton, volunteering is simply a way of life.
This month, the couple will be honored as 2018 Premier Volunteers at Volunteers of America Oklahoma’s fundraiser, Rhinestone Cowboy. The event coincides with the 25th anniversary of Volunteers of America Oklahoma.
“I have been volunteering most of my adult life, 50-plus years,” says Hogan, a founding partner of HoganTaylor. He says he “mainly volunteers with agencies that serve the disadvantaged.” He is in his second year tutoring a second-grader, also named David, through Reading Partners.
Patton, account manager at L & M Furniture, says her mother instilled in her the importance of volunteering. Now, she says, “I volunteer for many reasons and feel all of the organizations that I have helped have impacted their clients beyond what I could have imagined.
“My heart for Resonance has been touched the most by seeing how these women coming out of prison, with the help of Resonance, have turned their lives around,” Patton says. “It’s powerful.”
April 27 — Rhinestone Cowboy
6 p.m. Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. Dinner, drinks, live auction, country music and dancing. $90-$1,000, tickets; sponsorships available. Benefits Volunteers of America Oklahoma. voaok.org