The LeVert Hoag Helping Hands Program was established as a way in which to financially support those Pueblo Community College students who were financially burdened during their enrollment at PCC.
Ms. Hoag was a Pueblo civic leader who did what she could to make our community a better place to live. As a member of the Pueblo Community College Foundation, she saw first hand the true commitment of the PCC student body and wanted to be of assistance – when needed – to help these students succeed in their efforts to obtain an education and advance within the Pueblo and Southern Colorado community.
To obtain a copy of the LeVert Hoag Helping Hands Grant Guidelines and/or Application, visit the PCC GoZone.
ABOUT LEVERT HOAG
Colorado Legislature Tribute to LeVert Hoag by Representative Scott McInnis
Mr. Speaker, it is with great sadness that I wish to take this moment to recognize the remarkable life and significant achievements of one of Pueblo’s leading ladies. Though she is gone, she will live on in the hearts of all who knew her and be remembered for long years by many who didn’t.
LeVert Hoag, married to the late Pueblo chieftain publisher, Frank Hoag, Jr., died at the age of 87. She was known as a outgoing, enthusiastic, kind and warm person. Mrs. Hoag had a deep interest in the community, from the time she moved there in 1935. She was an integral part to Pueblo, helping out any where she could to make the Pueblo community a better place to live.
She was the chairman of the first Service League Follies in 1937, member of the Pueblo Community College Foundation, sponsor of the Hoag Theater, member of the Pueblo Hall of Fame and was also active in the United Way, the Pueblo County Tuberculosis and Health Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mrs. Hoag also served on the board of the Pueblo Civic Symphony and was also an honorary chairman of the Pueblo Metropolitan Museum.
LeVert Hoag is someone who will be missed by all of us. Those who knew of her will miss spending time with her. We, as a society, have lost someone who was rare to begin with. Mrs. Hoag made the ultimate sacrifice to help a total stranger. Hopefully we can all learn from the example that LeVert Hoag set. And, perhaps, we can all try to become a little bit more like her.