2021 Golf Tournament

The 2021 AHO Charity Golf Tournament was a huge success, and our largest event ever!

Thirteen teams of golfers participated, several businesses donated, and a silent auction was held, all which aided the goal of boosting the AHO Scholarship program.

The AHO Scholarship program benefits deserving Houston area students in need of a financial support to pursue their educational goals.

AHO donates thousands in scholarships each year and the Charity Golf Tournament is our largest yearly fundraiser.

To donate or volunteer to the 2022 Charity Golf Tournament, contact


2020 Scholarship Awards

Rich Goodrich (AHO Chairman) and Julie Orzabal (Texas A&M EMBA Director & AHO Boardmember) address the 2020 Scholarship recipients and TAMU’s City Centre Campus.


Ashley Flores and her Mom receive her Scholarship.


Saige Wackar and her Mom receive her Scholarship.


Deanna Perez receives her Scholarship.


Aggies Helping Others is proud to donate back to support deserving Houston area students further their education.


JD Daniel (AHO Treasurer) & Rich Goodrich (AHO Chairman) on Scholarship & Selfie Saturday!

2019 Scholarship Awards

Aggies Helping Others in partnership with Tejas Cookers, awarded a total of $12,000. In scholarships to deserving students in the Houston area. This partnership will help establish a “footprint” signifying the impact of the Texas A&M CityCentre campus has made in the Houston community. In the spirit of “selfless service”, Aggies make a positive impact wherever they live, work or study.

We want to personally thank Texas A&M Executive MBA class 2020 for making this possible through your generous donations.


Matthew Thomas was awarded $500 toward his college education. A graduate of the Urban Enrichment Institute, Matthew will study Social Work at Texas Southern University this fall. Matthew is with the AHO Chairmen (Forrester Goodrich and James Dwyer) along with Tejas Cookers board members Travis Lemos and fellow Aggie Salvador Almazan)


Alexis Granados was awarded $750 towards her college education. Alexis will study Nursing at Sam Houston State University this fall.

2018 Holiday Donation Drive

Aggies Helping Others 2018 Holiday Donation Drive was a HUGE success, resulting in $2,590.00 collected from our EMBA, PMBA and MS in Analytics classes at the CityCentre campus in Houston, Texas.

Their generous giving will be donated to the Houston Food Bank where for every dollar raised, the food bank can obtain and distribute $6 in food (current market prices), enough for three meals.

EMBA Class 2020 led the donation drive by donating $1,160! AHO has partnered with Tejas Cookers to select recipients for our inaugural scholarship fund.

Two scholarships will be awarded to deserving Houston HS Seniors this summer in their class name!

Thanks to all the generous Aggies who donated to make these awards possible.



Thank you for your 2015 golf tournament participation

Dear Golf Tournament Participant or Donor,


The Aggies Helping Others board is working to wrap up the final numbers from the golf tournament, but we couldn’t let this week pass without sending along a most heartfelt THANK YOU for your generosity!

Aside from end of year giving or additional giving toward the yearly food drive, the golf tournament is the Aggies Helping Others’ largest fundraiser.

Several of you said you “will be back next year,” so we look forward to your participation in next year’s tournament. If you have a desire to be of “self-less service” and would like to volunteer with Aggies Helping Others, contact us and let us know.

Again, thank you to all who came out and participated or donated via the Aggies Helping Others website.


Aggies Helping Others Board


Pictures from the event below:

Golf Tournament 2015



A special thank you to all of our event sponsors:



Golf Tournament is this week!



Our Golf Tournament is this Friday, October 30th, 11am
 Learn more and register here.

Your donations are tax deductible!


Come BTHO (beat the hell outta) Hunger by joining Aggies Helping Others, family and friends for our annual Golf Tournament, Friday, October 30th, 11am at beautiful Oakhurst Golf Club in Northeast Houston (Kingwood area).

No golf? No problem! Dinner provided by La Trattoria Tuscano and a Silent Auction will be held that evening after play.

Come join the fun and show your support for those less fortunate.

Registration is encouraged now for the golf tournament or dinner, final spots still available.

To sign up now, visit:


Officially a Non-Profit Organization

We just received IRS approval as a Non-Profit 501(c)3 organization.


All of your donations are tax deductible.


Please take a moment and donate today. Your donations help many organizations around town, such as the Houston Food Bank and the Montgomery County Food Bank.

2015 Fall Newsletter

2015 Golf Tournament Registration is Open. Learn more and register here.

What’s the Scoop?

Aggies Helping Others was founded as a non-profit corporation (501(c)3 application on file) in 2015.
Aggies Helping Others got its start in 2010 with members from Class 2012 of Texas A&M’s Executive MBA program. What began as a spur of the moment, food collection (~500 lb. in 2010) has grown exponentially (with
> 40,000 lb. donated given to the Houston Food Bank in 2014)

Board of Directors:

JD Daniel: Chairman
James Dwyer: Vice-Chairman
Mark Smith: Secretary & Legal
Amy Schwab: Treasurer
Joshua Blair: Director
Rich Goodrich: Director
Rich Hardy: Director

The Future…

The Board of Aggies Helping Others is concerned with philanthropy at multiple levels and through multiple avenues.

The board is in discussions now about starting an annual “Aggies Helping Others Scholarship.”

Stay tuned and keep those donations coming, as your partnership enables Aggies Helping Others to pay it forward!

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a Prosperous & Healthy 2016!

The Aggies Helping Others board wants to say THANK YOU for your support in 2015 and wishes you and yours the very best Holiday Season and New Year.


Better Returns Than the Stock Market!

Did you know that every hard earned dollar you donate to Aggies Helping Others multiplies exponentially? It is true. Through a longstanding partnership with Country Fresh Inc. (a fresh fruit
and vegetable distributor headquartered in Houston, Texas), every dollar donated to Aggies Helping Others can be turned into 4 - 7 lb.* of fresh fruit and vegetables to the Food Bank.!

*Historical average through wholesale pricing which fluctuates with the market.!

To donate now, visit:

"A Good Walk Spoiled?"

“NOT!” Rather a good time for all, and for a great cause at the Aggies Helping Others largest annual fundraising event!

Come BTHO (beat the hell outta) Hunger by joining Aggies Helping Others, family and friends for our annual Golf Tournament, Friday, October 30th, 11am at beautiful Oakhurst Golf Club in Northeast Houston (Kingwood area).

If golf isn't your bag, but supporting a great event with your time and money are, or you enjoy a fine Italian dinner, come on out! Dinner provided by La Trattoria Tuscano and a Silent Auction will be held that evening after play. Come join the fun and show your support for those less fortunate.

Registration is encouraged now for the golf tournament or dinner, as spots fill up quickly for this event!

To sign up now, visit:

2015 Spring Newsletter

Aggies Helping Others Spring 2015 Update


Last April, Aggies Helping Others had its first fundraising event of 2015.  The event was a great success helping the foundation by raising money which will defray the foundation’s start-up costs.  The Aggies Helping Others Board of Directors wishes to thank all those who participated, the generous donors, and corporate sponsors.

Aggies Helping Others recently launched the foundation’s website:  Please visit our site and help support the Aggies Helping Others foundation, as your donations support the foundation’s charitable endeavors.

A little more about Aggies Helping Others…in 2010, a group of Texas A&M Executive MBA class XII students decided to organize a food drive for the Houston Food Bank.  A short five years later, the food drive has grown exponentially (from ~500 lb. donated in 2010 to over 40,000 lb. donated in 2014), but those same Texas A&M former students have launched this non-profit foundation, Aggies Helping Others.

In the true spirit of Texas A&M’s selfless service, the foundation strives to support the health and well-being of everyone in need, through donations, events, and special programs.  Aggies Helping Others supports individuals and the community at large.

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2014 End of Year Newsletter

Mays Business School Former Students Demonstrate the Aggie Core Value of “Selfless Service.”



Pictured left to right: Rich Hardy ‘95 & ‘12, Doug Burris ‘94 & ‘12 (EVP, Country Fresh), Julie Orzabal ‘91 (Director, Executive MBA Program), Misty Page (Asst. Director, Executive MBA Program), James Dwyer ‘12 and JD Daniel ‘12 at Mays’ City Centre Campus in West Houston.)


Current and Former Students of Mays Business School donated 41,694 lb. of food to the Houston Food Bank, during the 2014 ‘MBA Programs Annual Food Drive.’

Lead by Former Students from Executive MBA class ‘12, current students from Executive and Professional MBA classes ‘15 & ‘16, along with Former Executive MBA students from classes ‘01 through ‘14, collected food and raised monetary donations during the Fall at Mays Business School’s City Centre campus.

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