Brookshire Brothers 2015 Charitable Foundation Recipients

Organizations that lay the foundation for stronger communities have more tools in their toolbox thanks to Brookshire Brothers.  The company’s Charitable Foundation announces its 2015 recipients, including 13 non-profits and three East Texas Education Foundations.  Trustees and company executives presented more than $123,000 to the recipients on Wednesday, January 28th at the company’s Distribution Center in Lufkin.

In making the presentations, Brookshire Brothers Chief Operations Officer John Alston said, “Together, we can do far more than any one of us could do by ourselves. These organizations, from throughout our market area, touch the lives of thousands of our customers and truly embody our message of  ‘a celebration of family and community.’ We are honored to help further the impact the organizations have on the people they serve.” 

Since 2008, Brookshire Brothers has partnered with its vendors and business associates twice a year for two fundraising golf tournaments. Proceeds since the Charitable Foundation tournament’s inception have exceeded a million dollars.  Vendors appreciate the opportunity to network with their colleagues while raising money for more than a dozen worthy causes – all which support children and families and align with the grocer’s core values.  The funds are divided based on the organizations’ needs and application requests.

All names below are listed in order from Left to Right.

Alzheimer's Association recipients

Alzheimers Association - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Ana Guerrero, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

American Cancer Society recipients

American Cancer Society - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Judy Sheffield, Amy Ross, Jennifer Webster, Dana Smithhart, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Angelina Arts Alliance

Angelina Arts Alliance - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Tracy Pinkerton, Jeff Chance, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Boys & Girls Club of Deep East Texas

Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Chris Harkness, Jeff Woods, Tracy Mitchell, Arthur Bush, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston  

CASA of the Pines

CASA of the Pines - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Natalie Thornton, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo

Friends of Ellen Trout Zoo - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Jamie Zayler, Gordon Henley, Dennis Rankin, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston  

Angelina Alliance for Children/Harold’s House

Angelina Alliance for Children/Harold’s House - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Debbie Brown, Deanna Wallace, Steve Hogue, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

The Joseph House

The Joseph House - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Neva Brown, Dianne Theillig, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Jessica Brown, Michelle Green, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Mosaic Center

Mosaic Center - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Donna Busler, Daren Hamaker, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Sarah’s Hope

Sarah’s Hope - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Dr. Guessippina Bonner, Anthony Watts, Rev. Bettie Kennedy, Bettie Kennedy Watts, Carol Pierre, Bob Inselman(?), Dr. Pierre, Brenda Robinson, Sandra Houston, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Volunteer Services Council

Volunteer Services Council - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Lynn Hopper, Gale Wasson, Ellen Wood, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Carthage ISD Education Foundation

Carthage ISD Education Foundation - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver,Pam Goodson,Cynthia Harkrider, Mary Ella Sherman, Tate Barber, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston   

Junior League of Lufkin

Junior League of Lufkin - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Renee Robertson, Susan Belasco, Shannon Kruk, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Education Foundation

Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD Education Foundation - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Pat Clark, J.R. Shuttlesworth, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston

Lufkin ISD Education Foundation

Lufkin ISD Education Foundation - Brookshire Brothers CFO Clay Oliver, Rebecca Chance,Kristi Gay, Brookshire Brother’s COO John Alston