Texas Tech Sets $50,000 Fundraising Goal for St. Jude’s

Influenced by his uncle and grandfather, both of whom worked in the oil and gas industry, Larry Koonce founded the North American Drilling Corporation, where he has drilled over 50 wells since 2006. A Texas Tech alumna, Larry M. Koonce received a bachelor of arts with a double major in business administration/management and marketing.

Since joining a nationwide campaign to support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital three years ago, Texas Tech University is proud to announce that as of the June 30 deadline for the St. Jude Up ‘til Dawn Executive Board Fundraising Challenge, the school ranked as the second-highest college fundraiser, behind the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

However, the national rankings represent only a small part of Texas Tech’s efforts to support St. Jude’s, and fundraising for the hospital and its patients will continue through October 30, concluding just before Texas Tech’s Up ‘til Dawn festival on Friday, November 6. Last year’s event successfully reached its fundraising goal of $30,000, and this year, Texas Tech students, friends, and family members are encouraged to form teams of six and help raise $50,000 in support of St. Jude’s lifesaving research and treatments.