Meet Keith Horniman, one of our rockstar volunteers!
Horniman grew up in a town northwest of Chicago, called Barrington, and attended the University of Michigan. After earning a degree in finance, Horniman built a corporate career with various roles in finance, the last being the Chief Financial Officer of a retail company. After successfully selling his company and becoming an empty-nester, Horniman decided he wanted to spend more time at his wife’s side. In his spare time, he invested in a new venture and purchased Pilot’s Building Maintenance. It was through this new acquisition in 1997 that Keith Horniman was introduced to Richardson Boys & Girls Club by a vendor and was asked to join their advisory council.
“I’ve been here ever since,” said Horniman.
Mr. Horniman’s role as a volunteer on Richardson Boys & Girls Club’s advisory council is to help raise capital to fund quality programming. Horniman explained that he would coordinate the acquisition and resale of display items donated by True Value Hardware to raise much-needed funds. Currently, Keith Horniman is the chairman of Richardson Boys & Girls Club’s annual Bob Nelson Golf Tournament, a fundraiser held at the Canyon Creek Country Club. In this role, Mr. Horniman recruits sponsors and manages the grand event along with a committee.
“Wherever they need help, I try to give some,” says Horniman, when discussing his other duties as a volunteer.
When asked why he continues to volunteer with Richardson Boys & Girls Club, Horniman explained, “I have always been interested in helping at-risk children. I firmly believe that family structure and education are two keys to helping children become productive citizens. The kids are important and we need people to know about the programs that we offer to help develop them and keep them away from bad influences.”
“It just warms my heart to see all the graduating seniors, with some of their backgrounds, all they have accomplished and whether they are going on to college, trades schools, or the military, they’re going on to live very productive lives. That warms my heart and keeps me going,” says Horniman, recounting the TOPPs Celebration he recently attended. TOPPs (Threshold of Opportunities) Celebration is a special dinner honoring graduating seniors who participated in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas’ college-ready programming.
Thank you, Keith Horniman for investing in the success of our Club members and being a rockstar volunteer