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Tricia Everest & Debby Hampton Named Compassionate Citizens of the Year

Local civic leaders Tricia Everest and Debby Hampton will receive Compassionate Citizen of the Year Awards from Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, Inc. (“OKFD”) on Thursday, June 9.

Everest, a local attorney with ties to numerous nonprofit organizations that range from social services to the arts and from education to healthcare, and Hampton, the current president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Oklahoma, are being recognized for their many years of dedicated and selfless service to others in the community.

Everest, who once served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Oklahoma, currently serves as president of the Family Justice Center in Oklahoma City, advisory board chairman for the Inasmuch Foundation, director of Oklahoma Lawyers for Children and chair-elect of YMCA. She also serves as chair-elect of Allied Arts and is on the Casady High School board of visitors and an Oklahoma City University trustee.

“Tricia Everest has been an integral part of every major civic achievement in this community over the last two decades,” states Mike Turpen, a local attorney and active nonprofit volunteer. “She leads by example. And she is a humble leader who believes that you can change the world if you don’t care who gets the credit.”

Hampton assumed her current United Way position in 2010. During her tenure, nearly $130 million has been raised to support disaster relief and programs of nonprofit partner agencies. Before Hampton’s United Way appointment, she served for four years as president and chief executive officer of Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits and 16 years with American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, serving the latter four years as its chief executive officer.

“If you talk to Debby Hampton for just a few minutes about the nonprofit agencies supported by United Way, you recognize quickly that she has a deep-seated passion to help people in all walks of life,” states Larry Nichols, the current United Way board chairman. Her concern for their welfare is a fundamental part of her core beliefs. She is very deserving of this award.” Click here to continue reading…

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Board Room Named After Member

Connie Weber, former OKFD board president and current director, was honored by her fellow board members, when the board room was named in her honor during their November meeting.

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    Join us each Thursday evening for fun and games and a nutritious meal. This is a great time for clients and others in central Oklahoma with developmental disabilities to socialize and have fun.

    Hours: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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