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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
in Memory of Laura

Sponsor of the Legendary Picnic
Chuck & Becky Farrell

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

Long Drive Contest Sponsor

Hole-In-One Prize Sponsor



Cross Pointe Auto
Auto Connection
Brinlee's Automotive
Covenant Motors
Gene Messer Ford
Matco Tools
Rex Young Insurance Agency
Midtown Motors
Caviness Beef Packers
Ray's Auto Plaza

Chuck Farrell
Bobby & Cindy Sarpalius
Jordan & Cam Lindsey
David and Debra Rodgers
Mark & Kathleen Embry
Don Brecht
Steve & Beverly Hall
Dean Sharp
Frances Waldrip
Michael & Cynthia Rogers
Other Contributors

KUSH Radio
Lance Snacks

2015 - 16 Alumni Gatherings/Events

  • Dallas - Feb 13, 2016
  • Florida - April 8-9, 2016
  • Memphis - Mar 18-20, 2016
  • DFW Golf - May 16, 2016
  • Annual Reunion - Sept 2-4, 2016


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.







CFBRAA does some good work, and every once in a while some expression of gratitude is received. Just got the following letter today, hand written and treasured. It's to me, but it's really to all of those who are doing the good work:

Dear Mr. Sarpalius, I am writing to thank you very much for helping twice in my time of need. You were on vacation with your wife the first time yall came to my house from the Natchez Trace seeing another guy and helped get my rent up...and yall prayed for me and I hope yall will continue to pray for me & I will pray for yall. All of that was after I got throat and neck cancer, and now this. This time I been in a bad truck wreck. I cracked my neck, back and multiple ribs & jaw bone. I didn't like pain medicine so I will need a lot of prayer, and I had a bad concussion and yall paid the room rent for a week...I hope yall go a long way with Boys Ranch and Girlstown and the Family Resources centers, cause I know yall have helped me alot and I know others. God bless all of you for helping me out. Especially you Mr. Bob Sarpalius and your wife for coming to my house n Mississippi and praying for me. In God's will I love you and your wife and all that have had a hand in helping me. Thank you very, very, very much and may God bless each and every one of you. With all my love, J.

Keep up the good work Mr. Bob, all of yall and I will pray that God blesses each and every one of you. Thank you, Thank you and Thank you. Love J.

Many of you are a part of this good work.  You should be proud of yourselves, or at least grateful for the opportunity to be used to help brothers and sisters in crisis situations.  In the last 4 years you have helped over 50 famililes with over $42K of crisis support.  Good Work!! 




We will use this column to keep you informed about news, as we get it in Bob's office (, 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:



    That is one of my favorite lines in the epic Star Wars movie; the first one; the best one.  Because he stayed on target, Luke was able to destroy the Death Star and save the universe.  It is important that we stay on target.  

     You see our mission statement on this page.  As an Association we have a mission and we need to stay on target.  One way we try to do that is with the funds entrusted to the Association.  I was putting together the information needed by the Finance Committee as they propose a budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year and was impressed by the way this Association stays on target.

     When you compare the net Association income to the Association expenses through May of this year the we spent 84% of our net revenue on our mission.  For most non profits, to spend 30% is considered good.  That means only 16 % is used to cover overhead, business operations and recognitions.  We do an excellent job of focusing on supporting alumni with scholarships, crisis support and supporting Cal Farley's.  

     When you contribute to CFBRAA you can be certain your support is staying on target.  We are doing some very good work!!! 



Feb. 13th 2016   CFBRAA Dallas Gathering


CFBRAA President David Rodgers


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 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 ( 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.



 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?




 Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Association  -  PO Box 9435  -  Amarillo, TX  79105  -  (817) 739-6590  -

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