Aspire Award recognizes years of dedicated service
OKLAHOMA CITY – Sunbeam Family Services recently recognized Roger and Phyllis Stong with the nonprofit organization’s 2022 Aspire Award.
The Stongs were honored for their dedication to helping Central Oklahoma children and families learn, grow and thrive.
Roger is president and CEO at Crowe & Dunlevy where his practice focuses on corporate and securities law. As a longtime supporter of Sunbeam, he provides pro-bono legal services to the organization in addition to supporting the group’s children, families and seniors by volunteering at Sunbeam events.
A tireless community volunteer, Phyllis has served in several leadership roles during her 16 years on the Sunbeam Board of Directors, including leading the organization as board president in 2019-2020. In 2003, Phyllis co-founded Sunbeam’s volunteer auxiliary, Friends of Sunbeam. In 2011, she started the first Friends of Sunbeam book fair which has grown to two fairs per year. Phyllis and other Friends volunteers have donated more than 6,000 books to Sunbeam families through the fairs.
“Sunbeam is a wonderful organization,” the Stongs said. “For almost 20 years, we have been privileged to be a part of their work to nurture children and families for a better future. It has been a joy to work with the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and clients to make a difference in our community.”
The Stongs have been married for 26 years. They have a daughter, Heather Ross, son-in-law Bob Ross, and two grandchildren, Lilly and Frank Ross.
“Our firm is proud of the dedication Phyllis and Roger have shown to our community through their selfless work with Sunbeam Family Services,” said William H. Hoch, shareholder and vice president of business development at Crowe & Dunlevy. “We congratulate Phyllis and Roger on this honor and thank them for all they do on behalf of Central Oklahoma families and children.”