Charity Champions Podcast

Telling the stories behind the Champions. The Charity Champions Podcast is way for us to sit down with our Charity Champion winners and introduce them to the community they serve.

Charity Champions Podcast

Telling the stories behind the Champions. The Charity Champions Podcast is way for us to sit down with our Charity Champion winners and introduce them to the community they serve.

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Our Fifth Champion: The Junior League of Waco

Randy sits down with Holly Burchett and Jana Hixson of the Junior League of Waco to talk about their focus on early childhood education in the city. Check out a video of their recognition at a recent Baylor Football game: https://youtu.be/4XDiGmf-nEg About Junior League The Junior League of Waco is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving our community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Watch their video:

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Our Fourth Champion: Restoring Uganda with Restoration Gateway

Randy and Dale sit down with Dr. Tim and Janice McCall of Restoration Gateway. Their mission is 700 acres of land in Northern Uganda. They work to restore peace and heal wounds among the vulnerable children and war-torn people in the area. About Restoration Gateway The ministry of Restoration Gateway started in 2004 when seven Ugandan men began meeting to pray under a tree on the land presently held by the project. Their prayer was that God would send someone to help restore all that the enemy had stolen in their land. God answered those prayers and issued a call

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Podcast EP 14: Giving Homeless Teens a Safe Place to Thrive- The Cove Heart of Texas

Randy sits down with the Executive Director of The Cove Heart of Texas, Kelly Atkinson. They talk about the youth homelessness epidemic across the country, and how The Cove is fighting it by providing a safe place for teens to thrive. About the nonprofit: After working as Homeless Liaison for Waco Independent School District for five years, Cheryl Pooler saw a huge problem. As she met with student after student who had been abused, abandoned, or kicked out of his or her home, she knew that they needed a safe place to go after the school bell rang each afternoon.

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MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative: Our 2nd Charity Champion of 2018!

TFNB Your Bank For Life and 360 Solutions honored our second Charity Champion of the 2018 Season during Baylor’s third game against Duke. Watch the video below to see what played on the jumbotron before the MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative’s presentation: Men of Color Program Director Dr. Frank Graves and Program Participant Carlos Vera were also interviewed live on KWTX. Check out the video below: Learn more about Men of Color by listening to their episode of the Charity Champions podcast, available now on iTunes, Google Player, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts: About the nonprofit:

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The MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative

Only 27% of men of color enrolled at McLennan Community College come back to college the following year. To combat that alarming statistic, the MCC Foundation brought the Men of Color Success Initiative to campus. Program Coordinator Dr. Frank Graves and MCC Foundation Executive Director Kim Patterson join Randy in the studio to talk about the program. About the nonprofit:  The MCC Foundation Men of Color Success Initiative is designed to increase retention and completion rates among men of color and increase the campus’ awareness of issues with diversity and equality. Find them online at: mclennan.edu/men-of-color About the Charity Champions Podcast

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Podcast EP 12: Fighting the School-To-Prison Pipeline with the Talitha Koum Institute

Randy interviews Susan Cowley, Executive Director of the Talitha Koum Institute. The Talitha Koum Institute is a mental health and therapeutic nursery for extreme-risk infants and toddlers. Susan tells us how toxic stress at an early age can affect a child’s brain. About the nonprofit: CrossTies Ecumenical Church founded Talitha Koum Institute (TKI). They wanted to help the children of the Kate Ross public housing neighborhood of South Waco. Find them online at: talithakoum.com About the Charity Champions Podcast The Charity Champions Podcast is co-hosted by Dale Smith, Director of Community Outreach for TFNB Your Bank For Life, and Randy Lane,

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About Charity Champions

Charity Champions are nonprofit organizations chosen by TFNB Your Bank For Life employees after being nominated by the community.  Winners receive an awareness marketing campaign and leadership training, at no charge to the nonprofit.

The awareness campaign begins with a radio interview by the voice of the Baylor Bears, John Morris and an on-field presentation at McLane Stadium in front of thousands Central Texans during a Baylor football game. It continues with recognition at Baylor basketball games and a feature on the Charity Champions Podcast.

After football season ends, world-renowned 360 Solutions brings Charity Champions winners together for leadership development training during the first and second quarters of every year.  Learn more.