Energy Transfer Partners/Sunoco Foundation
Energy Transfer Partners is a Dallas-based master limited partnership with one of the largest and most diversified energy transfer portfolios in the United States. Since 2014, the company inspires and galvanizes its employees around MD Anderson’s mission to End Cancer through its annual month-long employee giving campaign.
Since launching its giving campaign, Energy Transfer has raised more than $7.5 million. When combined with Sunoco, CALs Convenience Stores and foundation giving, these funds reach more than $11.5 million that support key pediatric cancer research initiatives within MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.
In addition to raising funds for childhood cancer research and treatment, Energy Transfer’s employee giving campaign gives their team members an opportunity to highlight their experience with MD Anderson through patient and caregiver stories.
IBC Bank is a multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 167 facilities and more than 275 ATMs serving 75 communities across Texas and Oklahoma.
Since 2016, IBC Bank has held three successful “Give Cancer the Boot” campaigns, collectively raising more than $6.5 million to support cancer research and programs at MD Anderson. Funds from the 2022 campaign supported the James P. Allison Institute.
Customers can donate at any IBC branch through community fundraising events. Employees can donate via payroll deduction if they wish. IBC Bank matches every dollar raised.
The H-E-B Grocery Company is a privately owned supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 400 stores throughout Texas and northeast Mexico.
Since 2016, H-E-B has held campaigns across Texas where customers can make $1, $3 or $5 donations with their grocery purchase to support cancer research at MD Anderson. In 2023, H-E-B added an option at their registers that allows customers to donate or round up their payment, resulting in $440,000 of giving.
HEB has raised almost $2 million with 100% of donations benefiting MD Anderson’s Partnership for Careers in Cancer Science and Medicine , which trains students in research, clinical care and cancer prevention. These education programs strive to equally represent students from all backgrounds.
MD Anderson’s longstanding relationship with H-E-B includes the prestigious H-E-B Fellowship in Cancer Research. The supermarket chain also supports pediatric cancer programs by selling merchandise featuring patients’ artwork from the Children’s Art Project at MD Anderson.
Since 2015, Pappas has held a yearly in-person and online fundraising campaign. This campaign has raised more than $1 million for cancer research and programs, with more than $500,000 matched by Pappas. In conjunction, Pappas Bros. Steak House donates a portion of its sales from its specialty menu to MD Anderson.
With these donations, guests can personalize stickers in honor of their loved ones. The campaign also features patients’ artwork from the Children’s Art Project at MD Anderson.
Torchy’s Tacos, founded in 2006, is a chain of taco restaurants that operates more than 90 stores in 14 states. Since 2015, a portion of Torchy’s “Taco of the Month” sales go to MD Anderson’s Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research. Located in Bastrop, Texas, the Keeling Center has received more than $600,000 from Torchy’s to purchase new equipment that is critical for early-stage cancer research.
Kendra Scott® is a jewelry company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with more than 130 stores across the country.
Since 2014, Kendra Scott has raised more than $320,000 through various activities and national giving campaigns, including in-person and virtual pop-up shops and sales from a special MD Anderson charm. Funds raised from these efforts support patient programs at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital.
In addition, Kendra Scott has donated more than 5,000 pieces of jewelry to the Children’s Cancer Hospital, Adolescent and Young Adult Program, Blood Bank and Breast Center.