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April 09 2015

Stories of HOPE - Pat Fogerty

Pat Fogerty is originally from Central Illinois, where he was raised in farm country. He later moved to Colorado to finish his education at Regis College in Denver. After graduation, he began working for a Savings and Loan and has been working for financial institutions ever since. He is married and has three children and six grandchildren.

Pat first heard of Operation HOPE when he met a HOPE representative at a holiday event at the Denver Branch of the Federal Reserve. At the time, the bank that Pat worked at was looking for opportunities to get involved in community outreach. “I contacted the local Operation HOPE office to learn more about what they were doing in the area,” Pat explains, “It appeared that there was a fit for the bank to get involved in some of the things that Operation HOPE was doing with the local schools.”  After taking the initiative to learn more, Pat has been volunteering for Operation HOPE ever since. 

Among Pat’s favorite memories is one from a summer program that was offered last year through the Office of Economic Development Summer Youth Program. Pat was working with both high school andearly college age students and was pleased to find how engaged and passionatethe students were. “I was impressed withthe young people continuing their learning in the summer months and their overall positive attitude,” he states.

Pat is a wonderful volunteer who looks for opportunities to engage with his community and help others. Operation HOPE is so thankful for his commitment to volunteering. We thank him for her time and effort, as well as for taking the initiative to seek out HOPE.