Forrest E. Hoglund
Forrest Hoglund’s personal and professional values – a strong work ethic, integrity, and a “can-do” attitude – have helped shape The Hoglund Foundation and the impact it has had on the community. After a successful career in the oil and gas industry, Forrest now focuses much of his efforts on philanthropy. Over the past 50 years, he has raised almost $1 billion for educational, civic, and charitable causes. Most recently, he was chairman of the $185 million capital campaign to build the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. The museum was funded completely by private donations, exceeded all attendance expectations in its first year, and has become a premier Dallas attraction. A major dinosaur discovery by The Perot Museum paleontologists bears the name Nanuqsaurus Hoglundi, honoring Forrest’s career in earth sciences and his philanthropic efforts.
Forrest received the prestigious Linz Award in April 2014, given annually by the Junior League of Dallas to an individual that represents the highest level of civic service and accomplishment in Dallas.
Forrest served on the Endowment Association of the University of Kansas where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award. Along with his wife Sally, he chaired the “KU First” Capital Campaign, which raised more than $650 million for their alma mater. He is Vice Chairman of Reasoning Mind, a web-based math program for young students that is a scalable way to dramatically improve the nation’s math education. Reasoning Mind is used in more than 400 public, private, and charter schools across the country, including all Dallas ISD elementary schools. Forrest was a past Chairman of M. D. Anderson Hospital’s Board of Visitors and Chairman of the Leadership Council for Houston Museum of Natural Science. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of DFW World Affairs Council and National Center for Policy Analysis.
Forrest Hoglund was born in Lawrence, Kansas in 1933 and graduated from Paseo High School in Kansas City. After attending William Jewell College, he transferred to the University of Kansas, where he graduated in 1956 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Sally Roney the following summer, and began his career in the energy industry with Humble Oil (later Exxon). He was called to active duty with the Army Corps of Engineers and later served in the U. S. Army Reserves. Forrest enjoyed a distinguished career in top management with Exxon, Texas Oil and Gas, and EOG Resources, from which he retired in 1999. He now serves as President of The Hoglund Foundation and Chairman of the Board of SeaOne Maritime Corporation.
Sally R. Hoglund
After The Hoglund Foundation was established in 1989, Sally quickly became a driving force in both the Dallas and Houston philanthropic communities, the two cities in which they live. Among the many organizations Sally actively supports are AWARE, Chiapas International, Visiting Nurse Association Foundation, Senior Source, and The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Foundation. Sally co-founded the Partners Card, which has raised more than $6.5 million for The Family Place, a safe haven for abused women and their children in Dallas. She then started the similar Holiday Shopping Card in Houston, which has raised more than $4.5 million for the American Cancer Society in Houston. Sally has chaired major fundraising events for M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Senior Source, Chiapas International, and the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and was co-founder of Women Philanthropists for KU. She and Forrest chaired the “KU First” Capital Campaign that raised more than $650 million for their alma mater. In 2012, Sally received the Centennial Women of Distinction Award from Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
Born in Wichita, Kansas in 1935, Sally attended Monticello College before transferring to the University of Kansas, where she was an active member of Pi Beta Phi and graduated in 1956 with a degree in Political Science. She and Forrest married shortly after graduation, and relocated to several cities as he pursued his career in the oil and gas industry.
Sally and Forrest believe that giving back to the communities in which they live is both a responsibility and a privilege. With determination, diligence, and enthusiasm, they are strong community leaders and effective advocates for the causes they support.
The members of the Hoglund family, including daughters Kelly Compton, Shelly Dee, and Kristy Robinson and their children, have embraced the guiding principles as identified by Sally and Forrest as they continue their commitment to philanthropy.