Charity Begins at Home… or in Chef Tre’s Kitchen

There is a saying that goes, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” And while Chef Tre Wilcox worked his way up the culinary ranks to celebrity chef stardom, he is grateful for every opportunity that came his way. Whether it’s a donation package or a hosted cooking class or dinner, Chef Tre is honored to support the following charities fulfill their missions.

Team Connor

Most pediatric cancer treatments have not significantly improved in the past 20 years. Without funding, progress cannot be made to advance childhood cancer treatments and potential cures. For our most vulnerable population, this is unacceptable. As a father, Chef Tre understands the importance of childhood cancer fundraising.

The Team Connor Childhood Cancer Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for national childhood cancer research programs, to build awareness that less than 4% of the NIH’s annual funding supports childhood cancer research, and to support families affected by childhood cancer.

DIFFA Dallas

DIFFA’s Dallas chapter, formed in 1984, is the only HIV/AIDS organization in Texas that provides funding to local HIV/AIDS service organizations within our community. DIFFA/Dallas has granted more than $7 million to over 25 front line HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas, providing direct care to those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Highlighting the design community, DIFFA/Dallas hosts multiple events throughout the season, including Burgers & Burgundy, DIFFA/Dallas Wreath Collection and House of DIFFA. DIFFA also has chapters in New York City, Chicago, Kansas City, San Francisco and Seattle.

Scottish Rite Hospital

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. They strive to improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs, training physicians from around the world.

TSRHC treats children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.

Make a Wish - North Texas

Since 1982, Make-A-Wish® North Texas has granted wishes to more than 9,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. This year, the North Texas chapter hopes to grant more than 615 local wishes. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can influence the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Join me and other local North Texas chefs this year for the second annual Delicious Wishes, August 16th from 6-10 pm at Piazza on the Green as we raise $150,000 to grant more wishes in North Texas.