Ora Guy has a passion for the community, so much so that people often refer to her as a “social butterfly”. She enjoys giving back to the community, but since, as she puts it “my pockets will never be as deep as Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys Owner I give of my time.”
Growing in Dumas, Arkansas, there weren’t many community outlets to appreciate the arts – life – music, so Ora decided to join organizations that provided an outlet of arts for the community.
Ora is deeply devoted to the community and belongs to 12 community organizations: Irving International Women’s Consortium, Irving NAACP, Irving Black Arts Council, Real Men Cook for Charity-Dallas, Irving Historical Society, Ben Washington Baptist Church, Girl 2 Women’s Program, Thomas Hill World One Basketball Academy, Dallas Diesel Basketball Club, 2010 Dallas Super Bowl Committee, 2012 Dallas Olympic Committee, 2004 Got Milk, 3on3 Soccer Shootout and Dallas Inner-City Games.
Being the fifth child out of seven meant that there was never a dull moment in her childhood home. At the tender age of 15 she decided that motherhood was not a reality for her, but that she wanted to explore life and travel as much as possible. “I guess that is expected of a person who was born in the car” Ora says jokingly. “My Mother was returning home from visiting her one and only sibling my Aunt. As my mother often says ‘I’ve been going ever since.’”
Ora’s favorite things are strawberries, football and basketball. Since she is single with no children she gets to watch all the ball games shown on TV. Another interesting, fun fact – Ora has been very fortunate when it comes to winning contests. In the past three years she has won $3,000 and a seven-day cruise for two from the radio personality Tom Joyner on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. She also loves to bake desserts especially when someone else cooks the meal.
Ora’s career choice of social planner has fit her personality, her passion and her purposes in life. She loves to help people celebrate their life and their special events. She brings this sense of “fun with a purpose” to her service on the IIWC Board of Directors.