It is our honour to announce the official introduction of our new favourite word: TUMalum.
TUMalum includes either (1) a food vendor who started at TUM & now owns a successful & established food business OR (2) a food vendor whose development & success was directly impacted by TUM.
Today I have a very special TUMalum story to share about the Thistletown High School Chefs. They are a group of high school kids lead by a very special teacher, Mr. Keith Hoare (photographed above), who have been to TUM as a food vendor many times in order to raise funds to pay for a trip to Italy.
They were very successful & now will be travelling with 13 students to Sienna, Florence & Rome over the March break.
Together they raised over $40,000 with more than $15,000 of it coming directly from TUM events. Raising this much money meant that the students paid less than 25% of the cost of the trip. This has been such an important project, one that will have a great impact on the students.
The students are planning to come back to TUM on May 4th & plan to run the slideshow from our adventures in Italy. Not only do the students miss participating in the TUM events but they thought this would be an excellent opportunity to thank the TUM patrons who supported them and helped them reach their goal.