By: Michael Lail | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2007
The new chapel at Tulsa Boys’ Home campus was recently named in honor of Tom and Barbara Naugle.
Tulsa Boys’ Home recently held its 88th Annual Members’ Meeting at the agency’s campus in Sand Springs. The mission of Tulsa Boys’ Home is to provide the highest quality residential care for young boys needing placement outside their home. Its purpose is to develop well-adjusted, responsible adults and strengthen families. In addition to financial, clinical and strategic plan reports made by staff and board officials at this year’s meeting, dedicated board members and volunteers were given big surprises.
Board members Tom and Barbara Naugle were honored for their exceptional dedication to the mission of Tulsa Boys’ Home. The agency’s new chapel was named to honor the commitment of the couple, especially for their interest in the spiritual life development aspect of Tulsa Boys’ Home. Tina Rector, a volunteer from Sand Springs, was also recognized at the meeting for her substantial work over the past three years in chairing the Decorations Committee for Tulsa Boys’ Home’s annual Run For the Roses fundraising gala.
Jim Ruley, a long-time supporter of Tulsa Boys’ Home’s annual Golf Classic, became a new member of the agency’s board of directors. Ruley is employed by the Fred Daniels and Sons Company. Candace Henderson, president of the Junior Women’s Association of Tulsa Boys’ Home, and Kathy Nanny, president of the Women’s Association of Tulsa Boys’ Home, also joined the board of directors. Henderson is employed by Williams, and Nanny is a realtor.
The 2007 Members’ Meeting was filled with good news. Several goals set for 2006 were met and exceeded, and strong financial outlooks were announced for this year. All of Tulsa Boys’ Home’s 2006 fundraisers were successful, both financially and as events. Several large donations were committed to the agency, and great progress was made in Tulsa Boys’ Home’s relatively new Therapeutic Equine Program. Residents of the agency have been receptive to the program since its inception, and response to the program’s horses, donated by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, has remained positive.
To stay with tradition, a board of directors meeting was called after the members’ meeting. A large estate plan gift was announced from board member Bill Griggs and his wife, Sherri. Positive reports were given by the Women’s and Junior Women’s Associations. The Junior Women’s Association made a large donation again this year. The board meeting was adjourned after an update was made about the excellent relationship between Tulsa Boys’ Home’s on-campus school with the Sand Springs school system.
Tulsa Boys’ Home, a United Way agency, was founded in 1918 as the first boys’ home in Oklahoma. The agency helps 11- to 18-year-old boys with emotional and behavioral problems, and it serves about 137 boys each year. It is located in west Tulsa County on 158 acres at 2727 S. 137th W. Ave. in Sand Springs. Visit www.tulsaboyshome.org for more information about Tulsa Boys’ Home and how to get involved.