If you are not already a
paid CFBRAA member I want to encourage you
to become one. Our association is doing good
things and helping with special needs and
scholarships. We aren't doing as much as we
would like to do and not as much as one
would expect, especially if you or someone
you are close to are in need of help. We are
limited by the funds we have available, so
what we can do is modest compared to the
We also need your help running the
association. We have 50 members
serving on the various committees that
function to do the work of the
Association. Help us help our
brothers and sisters.
Here is what we were
able to accomplish: (excerpt from CFBRAA
Annual Report 2015)
... Cal Farley’s
If you start with the people served by the
Alumni Association you include all
alumni of Boys Ranch and Girlstown. No one
knows how many people that includes.
Over the past 75 years there have been over
10,000 who called BR or GT home. This
does not include the hundreds who have served as
staff at the Ranch. Some of these
former Ranchers lived their entire childhood at
BR. Since we also serve the family
members of alumni the number of “alumni” we
serve is in the tens of thousands. We
don’t know where they all are or how many are
even alive. One of the objectives of the
Association is finding and staying in touch with
former Cal Farley’s residents. We
currently have nearly 1,900 in our database.
It should be noted that the Association has over
1,100 friends on their facebook
pages. Interestingly, we have contact
information on only about a third of them and
fewer than 10 % are actually members of the
Association. However the facebook
connection does provide a means of at least
communicating with more of the alumni
family as a whole.
... Alumni Support Center Residents
The Association provides regular support for the
residents of the Alumni
Support Center, usually recent graduates of Boys
Ranch who are just getting started.
There are up to 33 residents there most of the
time, with a waiting list. The Association
provides assistance with transportation, washers
and dryers and Christmas.
... Association Members
The actual members of the Alumni Association are
those who have committed
at least a $20 dues payment each year. At
this writing there are 157 annual members and
47 lifetime members. These numbers have
stayed pretty much the same over the past 5
years. This fraction of the whole is the
body that does all of the support and work of
... Legacy Partners
Eighty-Four people are currently
identified as Founding Legacy Partners.
includes all who have at least $1,000 in the
first five years of the Legacy Partners
program. Those who give through September
10th can still be included in the list.
Legacy Partners are the true lifeblood of the
long term success of CFBRAA.
Those who contribute at least $20 a month make
up the financial foundation of the
Association which is essential to helping the
thousands we are here to serve. We
currently have 18 alumni who contribute monthly,
via PayPal, electronic draft or writing
a check each month.
... Organization Workers
There are about 50 alumni who serve on the
various committees that function to
do the work of the Association. These men
and women help administer scholarships,
provide crisis support, manage the finances,
communicate with members, and plan and
conduct the Annual meeting.
... Board of Directors
The 15 member Board of Directors administers and
conducts the business of the
Alumni Association throughout the year.
The Board met 10 times during the year,
generally via conference call, and conducted the
business that allows the Association to
fulfill its functions
The people of this organization are those who
serve and those who are served.
No one in the Association serves for personal
gain or benefit. Cal Farley did not start
for personal gain. We carry on his work;
helping those who need the help of a family.
us do a better job providing our
CFBRAA family with crisis support
and scholarship grants. If you
donate to a charity through a
payroll deduction, check with
your payroll personnel
about designating CFBRAA as the
recipient of your
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Veterans Memorial Wall
was Veteran's Day 2015
Veterans Memorial Dedication
Former residents of Cal
Farley's Boys Ranch or Girlstown, including
those who served at Cal Farley's Inc., and
who are veterans of the United States Armed
Forces qualify to have a tile included on
the Veterans Memorial Wall.
Forms for including someone
on the Veterans Memorial Wall or for making
a contribution to the Veterans Memorial are
available by printing the Veterans Memorial
Wall form (click here) and
sending it, along with your contribution, to
CFBRAA Veterans Memorial - PO Box
9435 - Amarillo, TX 79105.