In honor of the significant role Houston and Deborah Hogg have played in parenting six children and in the foster care of more than 200 children, the Daviess County High School Class (DCHS) of 1967 in partnership with the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools is establishing the Houston Hogg Youth Fund.
The DCHS Class of 1967 will hold a reunion to commemorate the 50th anniversary of their high school graduation with multiple events to be held August 11-13, 2017, in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Class of 1967 will take donations and hold a silent auction to benefit the Houston Hogg Youth Fund. Those wishing to donate items for the silent auction may contact Terry Hendricks via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 925-2175.
Donations from classmates unable to attend and from the general public to honor Mr. Hogg are encouraged and may be made by:
- Mailing a check to:
Foundation for DCPS
Houston Hogg Youth Fund
Attn: Ms. Becky Whitehead, CPA, Treasurer
P.O. Box 21510
Owensboro, KY 42304
- Online through the Foundation’s secure giving site at foundationfordcps.weshare.org
“I commend the DCHS Class of 1967 for honoring a legend in Houston Hogg,” said Matt Robbins, DCPS Superintendent. “Mr. Hogg is most deserving of this honor due to both his personal accomplishments and his life’s contribution to children in need. By establishing this fund, our community’s needy children will directly benefit from 100% of donations received for such items as food, clothing, shelter, and necessary school supplies. It is great to see our alumni accept the district’s new challenge of Kids First! and this certainly fits well within our new mission for the Daviess County Public Schools.”
“Houston has been a true asset to the community, especially to the children he and his wife fostered and mentored,” said classmate Terry Hendricks, chair of the reunion’s silent auction committee. “His leadership and dedication to providing a loving home to so many children have set the standard of Christian generosity for all of us.”
“We initially thought about putting a plaque up at the school, but after meeting with (Foundation for DCPS Executive Director) Vicki (Quisenberry) and hearing about the increasing needs in all of the DCPS schools, we felt the youth fund would be a better way to honor Houston and his love of children and youth,” said classmate Susan Foster, who is chair of the reunion committee.
Investments made through the Houston Hogg Youth Fund will be used to remove educational barriers and enhance educational opportunities for DCPS students through the DCPS Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.
“Our students have so many barriers to education due to a myriad of socio-economic issues. We are truly grateful the DCHS Class of 1967 wishes to honor Mr. Hogg by providing financial support for our students and their families so students can concentrate on learning,” said Scott Taylor, DCPS Student Services Coordinator.
“It’s partnerships with generous people like our 1967 DCHS alumni that will strengthen the Foundation’s ability to continue to help students and families in need,” said Vicki Quisenberry, Executive Director of the Foundation for DCPS. “We look forward to working with the Class of 1967 to benefit students. I encourage other groups wanting to be a part of this grassroots movement to help our families in need to contact me via phone (270.231.5583) or email ([email protected]).”