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Michelle Denson Boykin It has been said that “more is caught than taught,” meaning that children are more likely to learn from the examples set by their parents than they are from formal instruction. This statement rings true for Michelle Denson Boykin, who says volunteering is a family tradition. “I was fortunate to be raised in a family where everyone volunteered,” Mrs. Boykin said. “I saw firsthand that it is better to give than to receive, and that together we can make a difference in our community and beyond.” A graduate of Whitehouse High School, Mrs. Boykin earned her bachelor’s degree in construction science from the University of Oklahoma. She previously worked as a project manager for Denson Construction Company. Now a stay-at-home mother to Sloan, 6, and Brooks, 1, Mrs. Boykin dedicates her time to serving in her community as the president of the Junior League of Tyler (JLT). The JLT supports local non-profit organizations through channeling funds and providing volunteers to the programs that need it most. Since its founding in 2323 West Grande Boulevard | 903-579-8100 6530 South Broadway Avenue | 903-581-7555 102 North College Avenue, Suite 100 | 903-730-5900 To view our volunteer profiles, please visit www.facebook.com/texasbankandtrust 1950, the JLT has given more than $7.5 million and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to worthwhile community projects. Mrs. Boykin said the organization is already planning their annual fundraiser, Mistletoe and Magic, scheduled for December 4-7. “This event is our main fundraiser and allows us to give money back to the community we love,” she said. In addition to her work with the JLT, Mrs. Boykin also volunteers with Jack Elementary School’s ParentTeacher Association. She and her husband, Tony, love volunteering because they want to pass on the tradition started by Mrs. Boykin’s parents. “I look forward to continuing the tradition of service with my children in hopes they will also have that love of volunteerism we all share,” Mrs. Boykin said. “Tyler is a place filled with people and volunteers with huge hearts. There is no other place like it in my opinion. I love having the opportunity to serve alongside so many amazing people.” For more information about the Junior League of Tyler, please visit www.juniorleagueoftyler.org.