Cooking for a cause
Chili generates cash for St. Jude’s
The Oct. 23 Chili Cook-Off at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, a part of the 2015 State Employee Charitable Campaign, raised $1,018.50. Pat Matulis, lead office associate in the Office of Student Affairs, won first place for her chili recipe. Her award: Selecting the charity of her choice to receive the proceeds. Matulis chose St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is based in Memphis, Tennessee, and is dedicated to finding cures for and promoting prevention of pediatric cancers.
A TAMBCD coin and sock drive to support the SECC brought in $139.86 in monetary donations and 323 pairs of socks. Both were given to Dallas LIFE, a local shelter and homelessness recovery program.
In total, Texas A&M Health Science Center employees pledged $38,228 toward the 2015 campaign.