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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
United Supermarkets

Hole-In-One Sponsor - Eighth Year
Thank You Rodney Ruthart

Long Drive Contest Sponsor
Dean Boyd



Cross Pointe Auto
Brinlee's Automotive
Midtown Motors
Chuck & Becky Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Frances Waldrip
Brett Tibbets
Dean Sharp
Other Contributors

United Food Products


 Rick & Shelly Thompson




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 


Click here to see pictures of the Central Texas Gathering in New Braunfels, April 2018. 

Thank you Jim Calhoun.




  Last week 20 leaders of CFBRAA, along with leaders from Cal Farley's and others met at WinStar Conference Center for a strategic planning retreat.  This is what came from the meeting, or, as we call it, the WinStar Walk-Away.


   All present were provided a 17 page packet of information about where we've been add where we are as a service organization.  Reflections on what we are doing well included: 

Over the past 10 years we have:

1 - helped over 140 families with over $100K in crisis support

2 - helped nearly 50 students with over $127K in scholarship support

3 - helped build a Veterans Memorial at BR and provided over $50K in support for Cal Farley's in various ways.

4 - endowed one scholarship and initiated endowments of two others

5 - established a foundation and endowed it with nearly $450K


   There have been many other accomplishments including alumni and staff recognitions, regional gatherings, reliable accounting, enlistment of support from other foundations and use of social media to name a few.


   The purpose of the retreat was to look at what we have not done well and on what we need to focus.  These things stood out:

1 - Support and mentorship for new alumni:  Cal Farley's has provided the Alumni Support Center and has focused on helping those recent graduates from BR to adjust to life in the "free world."  The Alumni have not been diligent or effective in being involved in that support of new alumni.  This is one of our primary objectives; a major part of why we organized back in 1961.

2 - Begin fulfilling the responsibility of support new alumni by starting early and establishing relationships with Seniors at BR.

3 - Do a more effective job of raising funds for both Scholarships and Crisis Support

4 - Do a much more effective job of using social media and the website for involving alumni, finding alumni and promoting both CFBRAA and Cal Farley's.


   An essential part of dealing with the first two areas of focus is a strong Panhandle Chapter of the CFBRAA.  Working with the seniors and recent graduates cannot be done effectively without increasingly active participation of alumni in the Amarillo area.  You will see significant efforts made in the next few months to address this need.

   As you recognize areas where the CFBRAA needs to focus attention, or have suggestions on ways we can more effectively address the areas of need, please don't just think or talk about it.  Share your suggestions with Alumni Board members or the director:



Victor Estrada (BR - '83) Passed away in ElPaso on May 31st.  Services will be held in El Paso on June 5th.

Mona Rohrs, (BR - 50's to 63) wife of former BR Chaplain, Wayne Rohrs, passed away in Bolivar, MO.  Servivces are scheduled for Thursday, May 24 at Greenlawn Funeral Home.

 Ex-Rancher Writes Book 











You can order Bill Sarpalius's book by clicking here .  You will get a 20% discount and a portion of the proceeds will go to CFBRAA by using the code CAFA when ordering.




Click here for more about the book.











Click here for an interview with Bill on Great Day Houston









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 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 see to the left additional levels of Legacy Partnerships.

   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?  

Click here for Legacy Level details.

1 - Founding Legacy Partners
2 -Partners in Memory / Honor
3 -Legacy Levels of Partners




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