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GENEROUS 2016-17 SPONSORS
Much of what we are able to do as an Association is possible because of those who help sponsor special events. Our ability to help fellow alumni, support our former home and hold reunions would not be possible without the generous contributions of these companies and individuals. Please express your gratitude and support

Sponsor of the Annual Meeting
Jimmie Boatwright

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell

Hole-In-One Sponsor - Eighth Year
FIRST UNITED BANK OF AMARILLO
Thank You Rodney Ruthart

Long Drive Contest Sponsor
AUTOZONE

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HOLE SPONSORS

Cross Pointe Auto
Auto Connection
Brinlee's Automotive
Midtown Motors
Ray's Auto Plaza

Chuck & Becky Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Ricky Smith
Steve & Beverly Hall
Dean Sharp
Frances Waldrip
Dereck & Amy Brasher
 
Other Contributors

CocaCola
Ben-E-Keith Food Products
Caviness Beef Packers


2016 - 17 Alumni Gatherings/Events

 CFBRAA MISSION STATEMENT

CFBRAA was chartered to carry on the work begun in the lives of troubled kids by Cal Farley's Boys Ranch.  It has grown to include former residents of Girlstown.  The Charter identifies the purpose as:

1 - To supply aid and assistance in promoting the growth of Cal Farley's Boys Ranch and the accomplishment of the objectives as set out in its Articles of Incorporation;

 2 - To create and promote a closer relationship between its (Cal Farley's) former students and to facilitate a quicker and easier adjustment for its graduates and other former students to community life.

The Association works to provide assistance for former residents of BR and GT: (a) in crisis support, (b) in education for family members, and (c) in maintaining family ties.  Further the Association seeks to promote and support the work of Cal Farley's Inc.

DUES TO CRISIS SUPPORT

     The Alumni Association BOD voted to designated all dues received through the rest of 2016 will be deposited in the Crisis Support Fund. Currently the Silent Auction and designated donations are all that provide the funds for assisting alumni and their families in times of crisis.  Last year CFBRAA provided over $12K to help alumni with all types of situations.  over the past 10 years we've provided over $90K of crisis assistance to over 110 alumni families.  We helped proivide everything from shoes for an inmate to life changing surgery for an infant.  We helped bury brothers and helped feed sisters.  The Crisis Support service is certainly the most important function of the Alumni Association to many of our family.

    When an alumnus of BR or GT, or their family member is going through a time of crisis, they are invited to submit an application to the Crisis Support Committee.  We are legally obligated, to maintain our non-profit status, to follow procedures in administering the fund, so all applicants must submit an application.  You can see the application by clicking on Crisis Support in the menu bar above.

     The Crisis Support committee consists of up to 9 members all over the country.  They receive the application and seriously consider it.  They are seeking to discern if positively responding to the need will genuinely help or if it will just prolong a bad situation.  They are discerning of there are alternative solutions.  The funds are very limited so they do serious questioning.

     When an application is approved the Executive Director contacts the vendor to whom the money is owed, a landlord or hospital or doctor or whomever, and makes arrangements for payment.  Funds are very rarely actually given to the alumnus.  Many times the Association works with Cal Farley's in providing assistance.

     We currently have about $3,300 in the Crisis Support Fund.  It will not be replenished until next September.  Hence the decision by the BOD to designate all dues to the fund for the balance of 2016.

     If you are not an active member, take a few minutes and pay your annual dues of only $20.  You can do so via PayPal on the link above or you can mail a check to CFBRAA, 603 Sunlight Dr., Arlington, TX 76006.  While there may be around 10,000 alumni of BR and GT across the country, there are currently only about 200 active members.  Your Association does some very good work.  It takes very little to be a part of that work, but it does take something.  Take the time right now to "Carry on his work."

 

 
NEWS & NOTES
BR & GT ALUMNI

We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bob's office (cfbraa@sarpserv.com), on what's going on with the alumni of Boys Ranch and Girlstown as well as happenings at Cal Farley's If you have news to share, send it in:

Bob Fogerty. ('61) from Red Oak, TX passed away Monday, Nov 21st.  Please remember his children and family in prayer.

JUDGING CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AT BR

   Daniel Scroggs is again leading Ex-Ranchers out to BR on Saturday, Dec 10 to judge the Christmas lights.  Meet at the "Boys Center" between 6 and 6:30 p.m.. and be prepared for lots of refreshments and a great time.  Contact Daniel if you have any questions or would like to carpool out there.

 


50 FOR 50

   The Second Annual SMOKIN GUNS GIVEAWAY is happening now.  That is, you can now purchase tickets for 50 chances to win 50 guns.  The drawing will take place at the Dallas Gathering on February 18th.  However, we are only selling 1,000 tickets and they are going fast.  If you want to purchase your 50 chances to win 50 guns you need to get your ticket(s) now.

   In the Amarillo or Panhandle area, contact Tony Wade 806-584-1029 or Beverly Hall 806-678-4990.  In the Metroplex contact Cam Lindsey 469-400-6625 or Bob Sarpalius 817-329-7590.  Tickets are $50 each and 50 guns will be given away so get your chances now.  All proceeds go to the mission of CFBRAA.

Click here for brochure

 


CFBRAA President David Rodgers

 

 


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 Legacy Partners

 LEGACY PARTNERS

The Association has adopted a new Legacy Partners program for the purpose of funding future service CFBRAA provides for alumni.  The program promotes monthly contributions and participation in the Legacy Partnership program, funding the Foundation.  Levels of participation are:

Member - $20 / year  -  membership card

Sustaining Member - $5 /month (to the operating budget)

Star Legacy Partner - $20 /mo - $1,000 - Plaque

Silver Legacy Partner - $50 /mo - $3,000 - Plaque

Gold Legacy Partner - $100 /mo - $6,000 - Plaque
                    & Option to purchase Ring 

Platinum Legacy Partner - $200 /mo - $12,000
                            Plaque & Ring

Emerald Legacy Partner - $500 / mo - $30,000
                            Plaque, Ring, Award

Diamond Legacy Partner - $10,000 in a year - Plaque 

The first $40 of all individual contribution will go to the operating fund.  All other contributions, unless otherwise designated, will go to the Legacy Partner's Operating Fund of the CFBRAA Foundation.

Designated contributions to the foundation for the three mission support causes of the Association: Support for Cal Farley's, Scholarships or Special Needs, will count towards Legacy Partner Contributions.

To become a Legacy Partner:  
(1) Contact your bank and set up an automatic, monthly payment to CFBRAA - PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX  79105; or
(2) Contact the Executive Director (cfbraa@sarpserv.com) to get the account & routing numbers of the Assn account to give to your bank for electronic transfers, or 
(3) Go to "Online Giving" above and set up an automatic monthly charge to your credit card via PayPal; or
(4) Send a monthly donation to CFBRAA - PO Box 9435 - Amarillo, TX  79105.

 


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 Leaving a Legacy

“IT’S WHERE WE’RE GOING THAT COUNTS!”

LEAVING A LEGACY
 

   The Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association Foundation (CFBRAAF) was established to Carry On His Work to Future Generations.  We have all been recipients of the gifts of others, and we are committed to being, not just takers, but givers.  The Foundation has been the key to the long-term effective service of Cal Farley's.  While many other child care institutions have come and gone, Cal Farley's has been stable and effective through all kinds of economic changes, primarily because of the foundation Cal Farley established.  The Alumni Association has followed that example and established a foundation to carry on the good work done by past and present former Ranchers to future generations.

    In the first five years, 84 contributors became Founding Legacy Partners.  They established the foundation for the foundation.  Since that time, all donors who contribute at least $1,000 over a five year period becomes a Legacy Partner.  You can seen to the left additional levels of Legacy Partnerhips.

   Another way to leave a legacy is by making a benefactor gift commitment.  Some former Ranchers have named the CFBRAAF in their will to carry on the work.  The following link takes you to a form you can use to set up a Benefactor Gift Commitment to the Alumni Association Foundation.  

    We have all been blessed, some much more than others.  We have benefited by the generosity of those who have left a legacy, folks we will only be able to thank in glory.  Now it's our turn to leave a legacy to future generations.  Won't you leave a legacy too?

 

 


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