Meet the Honorees: Sunny Mayhall West

Name someone that has been influential in your life.
My parents, Lorri and Van Mayhall, Jr. They have been examples to me of love, compassion, selflessness, kindness, courage, and commitment.      

Name a hobby, or your favorite sport. 
Spending time with my husband, Hampton, and our two dogs- Bonnet Carre, an English bulldog, and Walter, a mutt

What does being a Great Futures Gala Honoree mean to you? 
It is an absolute privilege. Children deserve our best, and the Boys and Girls Club is just that. Through an active, dedicated volunteer base, club members are given access to a stable environment in which they can learn, grow, and challenge themselves.    

Where did you grow up? 
Baton Rouge

Why do you feel it's important to give back? 
Christ calls us to be His instrument on earth. Service to our fellow man is how we realize this calling. My mom instilled this principle in me at an early age. In fact, from the time that I was an infant, she taught me that service is our responsibility. Together, we were Hospice volunteers, active in the St. Aloysius Church nursing home ministry, and served as RCIA sponsors. I am blessed that she made service such an integral part of my childhood.    

What did you want to be growing up?
 I always wanted to be an attorney, which is my profession. As a child, I watched my dad and the excellence with which he served, and continues to serve, his clients and the community. Growing up, he was my Atticus Finch, and he inspired me to follow in his footsteps.

Each Great Futures Gala Honoree is committed to raising $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Their goal is to raise this amount before the big event on April 22. Want to help Sunny reach her goal? Donate to the Boys & Girls Club through her right HERE. 

Each Great Futures Gala Honoree is committed to raising $2,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. Their goal is to raise this amount before the big event on April 22. Want to help Sunny reach her goal? Donate to the Boys & Girls Club through her right HERE

Ready to purchase tickets to the Gala? Your tickets can also count toward any honoree's goal when you purchase HERE