In honor of Dr. Sherri Tapp, the Hub585 has established the Dr. Sherri Tapp Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund provides access to cash for families in need of employment or seeking employment and young adults aging out of foster care and entering the workforce who otherwise would not have access to a direct cash program.

Before becoming a professor at ORU, Tapp spent many years working for the state of Oklahoma, first with juvenile offenders, then supervising child abuse & neglect investigations for OKDHS. During this time she also pursued and completed a Doctorate in Education from Oklahoma State University and received the OSU Excellence in Research Award for her research in Cultural Competence.

Dr. Tapp full of energy, enjoyed singing, video games, attending theater, and acting. She was also a classical pianist. More recently, a series of inspirational booklets called “Pocket Power Tools” is being published. Titles include: “The Shunamite Woman”, “Just Get Up”, “Is Your Boss Giving You the Blues?” and “You’re Better Than A Bird.”

She lived to convey the message in Philippians 1:6: “Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

sponsor a child transitioning from foster care

» Aging out calendar





» Sponsoring a youth aging out means providing them with a care package containing the following:

  • Pots and Pans

  • Dishes

  • Linens/Towels

  • Toiletries

  • Cleaning Supplies (Mop/Broom)

  • Wegmans/Target Gift Cards

  • Power Strip