St. Jude Event Brings in $1.8 Million

Last May, the FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala saw some 570 people attend the event, which was held at the InterContinental Miami’s Grand Ballroom. The fundraiser has been held for the last 15 years, and the 2017 event brought in $1.8 million to help fund the ongoing treatment and research at St. Jude, meaning parents don’t have to worry about the expense of paying for their child’s medical costs.

Beginning in 2002, the event has seen upwards of $6 million in funds raised to support St. Jude’s efforts. In addition to fundraising activities, Spanish television actor Adamari López and FedEx Express Mexico executive Julio Barrionuevo both received awards for their work on behalf of the hospital over the years.

About the Author:

Thomas Disselkamp

Tom Disselkamp

A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, Thomas Allen Disselkamp possesses more than three decades of experience in electrical development and engineering and now serves as a product development specialist at 3M. Outside of his work, Thomas Disselkamp is a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Elder Sponsorship through Unbound

Formerly known as the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging, Unbound seeks financial sponsorship for individuals in need, devoting nearly $0.93 of each $1 to direct program support. In addition to offering sponsorships for children, the organization gives individuals the opportunity to sponsor a senior citizen who is in need.

The only major organization that offers this type of sponsorship program, Unbound partners with donors to help people around the world live out their elder years in with dignity and well-being. Elder sponsorship through Unbound helps provide seniors with essential food supplies and health care. Unbound also attends to the social and psychological needs of elderly people by offering access to various recreational activities and support groups.

About the Author:

Thomas Disselkamp

Thomas Allen Disselkamp is an accomplished Minneapolis-Saint Paul-area electrical engineer who serves as a product development specialist with the 3M Company’s Infection Prevention Division. Outside of the professional arena, Thomas Disselkamp serves as a volunteer for a number of local charities. Tom Disselkamp also sponsors two children through Unbound.

Feed My Starving Children Marks One Year of Meals for Tanna Children

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Feed My Starving Children
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Thomas Allen Disselkamp leverages more than three decades of experience in electrical and optical engineering to serve as a product development specialist at 3M Company in Minnesota. On top of his professional endeavors, Thomas Disselkamp, or Tom Disselkamp, supports a number of nonprofit organizations, including Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).

In March of 2016, FMSC announced that it has been providing meals to children on the island of Tanna ever since the island was hit by Cyclone Pam in March 2015. Many of the villagers on Tanna are subsistence farmers whose crops were destroyed by the cyclone and further obstructed by lingering drought conditions. For the past year, FSMC has been working with the Christadelphian Bethezer Fund to provide 330 students at the Kapalpal School with nutritious meals every school day.

Along with meals for school children on Tanna, FMCS has supported the health and well-being of younger children on the island by delivering Potato-W meals, which are specially formulated meals designed to meet the nutrient requirements of babies and very young children.