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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
Chuck & Becky Farrell

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

Long Drive Contest Sponsor



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

Ben-E-Keith Food Products
Caviness Beef Packers


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.

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Cal Farley’s to unveil sculpture honoring fallen alumnus

 On Saturday, June 24th at 10:30 a.m. Cal Farley's will be unveiling a sculpture of Rafael "T.J." Carillo at the Boys Ranch Cemetery.  T.J. was killed in action in Iraq twelve years ago.  

  President and CEO of Cal Farley's, Dan Adams said this:  “We’re proud to honor T.J. and so many others who’ve sacrificed so much for our nation.  It was important to make life better for the children of Iraq, just as Cal Farley’s improves the lives of young people like him from across the United States.”

  During the Austin, Texas, native’s five years at Boys Ranch, Carrillo played football, wrestled and was active in the chapel program. He graduated from Boys Ranch High School in 2002, before enlisting in the Army that August. He died June 28, 2005, killed by an apparent improvised explosive device while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Carrillo was assigned to HHC 1-64 Battalion, 2 nd Brigade Team, 3 rd Infantry Division, mortar platoon, in which he served as an M1114 armored Humvee gunner. On the day of his death, Carrillo was conducting an area-security mission at a road junction in Baghdad, Iraq. He was 21 years old.  The Army posthumously awarded Carrillo the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

  The sculpture to be unveiled Saturday is the work of Clint Howard, owner of Deep in the Heart Foundry in Bastrop, Texas. It is based upon a photo taken of Carrillo by one of his fellow soldiers. It depicts Carrillo kneeling beside an Iraqi boy. Both Carrillo and the boy are displaying a “thumbs up” gesture. In a conversation with his mother, Amy Tippie, the Friday before he was killed, Carrillo discussed the boy in the photo and why his service in Iraq mattered so much to him.

  “Mama, he’s just a huge example of why we’re here,” Carrillo is quoted as saying to his mother in a 2005

  Austin American-Statesman report. “We’re going to make life better for these children.”


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:


Alumni Gatherings

Meet with other alumni at the following gatherings across the country:

Florida Gathering:

July 1 - 1-5 p.m.  Colonial Grand at Lake Mary (Orlando).  Contact Ken Jurden:   (

Houston Gathering:

August 5 - Galveston
Contact Scott Carriker (


September 1 - 3  - Amarillo

East Coast Gathering:

October 14 - Maryland



Dallas Gathering
Thank you Sherry Finstad

Memphis Gathering
Thank you Cal Calhoun

Photos from Northern California Gathering

On Karl Sarpalius' photo web site.

Photo from Phoenix Gathering


Photos from 2017 DFW Golf Tournament








 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?




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