TTU alumna gives back to campus food pantry in time for finals week

The Cookeville Raymond James branch recently partnered with the TTU Food Pantry to help with students with food in time for finals week. Pictured, left to right: Cassie Brown, Lindsay Maxwell, Adam Cunningham, Jessica Lamb, Matt Brown.

COOKEVILLE – In an effort to better the lives of others, Raymond James, Inc., created a firm-wide initiative called Raymond James Cares to encourage its associates to make a difference in the communities where they work and live, especially by giving charitable donations or by volunteering their time. Though the initiative itself is year-round, May is designated annually for special emphasis.

Throughout the year, the RJFS branch, located off of North Washington Avenue, allows each employee the opportunity to select a charity to donate to. Cassie Brown, Executive Assistant from Sparta, TN, chose the Tennessee Technological University (TTU) Food Pantry as this quarter’s focus. 

Brown was a student at TTU from ’10 -‘15, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in accounting and MBA. Brown stated, “I chose the TTU Food Pantry because they have a special place in my heart from when I attended TTU. In 2014, our Beta Alpha Psi Accounting honors society started a 5-k glow run called Eat.Glow.Run. Participants brought canned food as part of their entry fee, in an effort to collect items for the pantry. Through my college years, I was fortunate to have parents who helped purchase my groceries, but I know that is not a case for other students. The TTU Food Pantry is a great resource on campus for those in need.”

The RJFS branch donated $1500 worth of nonperishable food items just in time for finals week!

About TTU Food Pantry

The TTU Food Pantry was established, on campus, as a resource for students and employees in November 2012. Their mission is to raise awareness of hidden hunger on college campuses across the nation and establish and sustain a network for food acquisition, storage and distribution at TTU to alleviate hunger among their campus community. For more information, visit

About Raymond James Financial Services

Raymond James Financial Services provides tailored financial advice for a life well planned. Their clients, representing a wide range of ages and occupations, are all unique in their goals, needs, and financial situations. The comprehensive financial planning they provide is designed to bring a sense of order and organization to one’s life, while also striving to achieve one’s goals and dreams. For more information, visit

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