TELL YOUR STORY

an official student organization of Texas A&M University

2012

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Pam Cope
Co-Founder of Touch A Life Foundation

Pam founded the Touch A Life Foundation in November of 1999, after her fifteen year old son died suddenly of an undetected heart defect. The foundation has established orphanages and slavery redemption centers throughout the world in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Ghana.  Her book, Jantsen's Gift, tells her story.

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Clayton & Ellen Kershaw
Starting Pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Clayton is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who led the National League in wins, strike-outs, and ERA during the 2011 season. Prior to the 2011 season, Kershaw visited Zambia with his wife, Ellen, on a mission trip. After the trip, Kershaw announced his dream of building an orphanage in Lusaka, Zambia, which he called "Hope's Home" after 11-year old Hope, an HIV-positive child Kershaw met while in Zambia. To accomplish his goal, Kershaw pledged a donation of $100 per strikeout recorded in 2011.

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Jere Thompson
CEO & Co-Founder of Ambit Energy

Jere is the co-founder and CEO or Ambit Energy, which was founded over a discussion of energy deregulation at a Potbelly Sandwich Shop in 2006. Shortly after, Jere, and Ambit Energy co-founder Chris Chambless, bought several $19 foldup tables to use as desks as they assembled a team of individuals who  shared their ambitious vision. Today, Ambit Energy is one of the fastest-growing retail energy providers in America, and all of the members of the Ambit executive team, including Jere, still sit at those $19 foldup tables