2011/02/06 - Jennifer Whatley Ogilvie
Jennifer Whatley Ogilvie
On Saturday evening, February 19, families, friends, and guests will gather at Flying Feathers Ranch in support of the Trinity School of Texas (TST) annual Mardi Gras fundraiser. According to TST board of director member and volunteer Jennifer Whatley Ogilvie, this year’s event, Yee Haw! It's Mardi Gras, will offer an evening of “boot scootin’ fun” as guests celebrate the integral role the school plays in the lives of all who are involved. For those who join in the fun, you will savor delicious Cajun cookin' by Dudley's and have the opportunity to bid on a myriad of silent auction items.
“As an alumna, I am extremely proud to be involved with Trinity School of Texas,” Mrs. Ogilvie said. “I am continually amazed to witness the relationships between administration, teachers, and students, all striving in different ways to not only make education a priority, but to also make it fun, meaningful, and worthwhile.”
As an active community volunteer, Mrs. Ogilvie serves as treasurer and is on the board of directors for Special Health Resources of Texas, is a member of the Good Shepherd Medical Center Guild, and has served for five years on the Longview Museum of Fine Arts board of directors.
Mrs. Ogilvie is originally from Longview. Upon graduating from TST, she attended Vanderbilt University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree, with a double major in English and art history. Mrs. Ogilvie and her husband, Landon, who is also a TST alumnus, have been married six years. They are the parents of two daughters, three-year-old Madeline, and two-week-old Nanette. The family attends First United Methodist Church.
“I believe that you are only as good as you give, meaning that you cannot expect to be surrounded by good things if you are not willing to participate in building those good things,” Mrs. Ogilvie said.
“I heard once that educated mothers and fathers produce educated families. No pursuit of knowledge is ever wasted because it helps you to further understand your community and where you want to see your community in the future. And at best, it motivates future generations to take an active role in their community.”