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Clothing Drive:

Helping Others Transition to Successful Solutions 


VPBA Kathryn Funk-Baxter will retire in January 2019 after a 40-year career, the last nearly four of which were at UTSA.

She is also retiring her professional wardrobe and donating a closet full of items to Dress for Success/Successful Connections San Antonio and UTSA's Career Closet. The nonprofit Successful Solutions targets the needs of low-income women and men by promoting economic security and self-sufficiency to break the chains of generational poverty through job preparation, employment retention and career development programs. The organization also accepts professional and office-appropriate items for its men’s Career Gear program. Their programs help clients obtain and maintain employment for the betterment of themselves and the families they support.

UTSA's Career Closet helps students look their best for interviews and career fairs arranged by the Universty Career Center.

“I want to do something positive with my suits and professional dresses so they will benefit someone working on their career,” said Kathy. “I recall the very first suit I purchased with my mother’s help so I could interview while in my last semester at Southwest Texas. I only had the opportunity to purchase one suit at that time while I searched for a job.”
Now, Kathy can help dozens of women and numerous UTSA students advance their careers by giving them clothing she’ll no longer wear.

The UTSA campus community can join in a clothing drive to help the women and men served by Successful Connections and UTSA's Career Closet. Please bring in your adult family members’ gently worn professional and work clothing and coats by December 3. Items will be stored in NPB 4.120, in the Financial Affairs office until the donation meeting December 5.  If you have every day clothing that college students may be interested in wearing, please include those as well for the Roadrunner Pantry.  

For more information, contact Melissa May, MA, APR, Director of Communications for Business Affairs, 210-458-4204.


Please download and share this flyer. Roadrunner Pantry will accept your gently worn casual attire for students as well.



Updated 11-13-2018