BURNS HARGIS | PRESIDENT, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY | IMAGINE CAMPAIGN
“As President of Oklahoma State University, I am aware of the importance and significance and effectiveness of the programs of the Wesley Foundation. We look forward to the completion of this new facility and all it will offer our students and community.”
GARTH BROOKS | TOP-SELLING SOLO ARTIST IN U.S. HISTORY | IMAGINE CAMPAIGN
“Oklahoma State would not be Oklahoma State without the vision and the work of Gary Sparks. He bleeds orange. He is passionate about his alma mater, his family, and his Lord and Savior. He recognizes some of the most critical decisions made in a young person’s life are made during their college years and offers an option for those seeking guidance; the Wesley Foundation is that option so desperately needed by so many. I applaud Gary’s dedication to his faith, his college, and our youth. I am lucky to call him my friend.”
BEA PAUL | BOARD CHAIR | IMAGINE CAMPAIGN
While a student at OSU I first got involved with the Wesley Foundation. What a difference that experience has made in my college and adult life! At that time the building was new and inviting.
While involved at the Wesley Foundation I was blessed to develop quality friendships with those who shared the same value system. These relationships influenced me and in turn helped me make good choices during college. In fact, I didn’t have to deal with negative peer pressure thanks to the involvement of the Wesley Foundation in my life. Many of those relationships have been in place all these years.
Not only has WF been a blessing to me but 3 generations of my family will have been impacted. That is why I am committed to this mission before us. I believe I have been blessed to have had my life touched as a result of my involvement at WF but also by being a member of this group who plans to make WF once again physically inviting thus enhancing the tremendous programming that our outstanding staff has in place.
REV. DAVID WIGGS | SENIOR MINISTER, BOSTON AVENUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (TULSA) | IMAGINE CAMPAIGN
The campus at OSU is the largest mission field in the Northern Prairie District. Therefore being successful there will be our opportunity for the biggest impact in this part of Oklahoma. Not only that, but because they are developing young adult leaders this is also the place we can have the greatest impact for the UMC in the future!
It is important to local churches because these are our students. They are from our local churches. We want to create a powerful faith presence visible ON campus.