40 Stories for 40 Years: The Hoglund Foundation

by Emily Roberts | Jul 05, 2018

Since we opened the Sally’s House emergency shelter building at our Safe Campus in 2000, The Hoglund Foundation has been one of our most generous supporters, and the Hoglund family has included our clients in many of their family celebrations. The family has held many Easter egg hunts for the kids, provided lunch to families on Mother’s Day, and even held a surprise birthday party for Sally Hoglund’s 80th birthday at the Safe Campus emergency shelter.

For the birthday celebration, Sally’s 10 grandkids, the junior board of The Hoglund Foundation, picked her up and brought her to celebrate her birthday with all of the families at the campus with Pokey O’s ice cream sandwiches, arts and crafts, and lots of balloons. The family honored Sally and The Family Place with a donation to continue the good work at the Safe Campus. The Hoglund Foundation was also a major donor to our capital campaign to build Ann Moody Place.

Sally and Forrest Hoglund created The Hoglund Foundation in 1989 to help others. Since its inception, the foundation has grown dramatically and contributed more than $40 million in grants to organizations focusing on education and family support systems. Together Sally Hoglund and Sally Johnson were founding co-chairs of the Partners Card, which has raised millions of dollars for programs at The Family Place over the last 25 years.

"It has been so rewarding to see the growth of The Family Place over the years,” says Sally. “What a special place and what a special CEO. Paige Flink does an outstanding job, and we are lucky to have her. Thanks to everyone involved!"

Join us in thanking the Hoglunds for their unwavering support and generous family traditions!