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Irving, TX 75062
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Abilene, TX 79601
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Arlington Office
205 West Main Street
Arlington, TX 76010
Brownwood Office
901 Ave. B
Brownwood, TX 76801
Collin County Office
2591 Dallas Parkway, Suite 501
Frisco, TX 75034
Dallas County Office
2900 Live Oak
Dallas, TX 75204
Denton County Office
909 Greenlee
Denton, TX 76201
Erath County Office
150 S. Harbin
Stephenville, TX 76401
Grayson County Office
808 E. Pecan Grove Road
Sherman, TX 75090
McLennan County Office
701 Texas Central Expressway
Waco, TX 76712
Northeast Texas Office
2803 Clarksville Street
Paris, TX 75460
San Angelo Office
36 West Beauregard St., Suite 504
San Angelo, TX 76903
Tarrant County Office
6040 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 14
Fort Worth, TX 76116
Wichita Falls Office
1101 Scott Ave., Suite 24
Wichita Falls, TX 76301-4671
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This Issue...
Mentoring Hall of Fame Inducts Don Carty
In front of more than 300 attendees on
January 12, 2010, T. Boone Pickens
recognized Don Carty as the first official
inductee into the T. Boone Pickens Mentoring
Hall of Fame.
Bowl For Kids’ Sake
Calling all bowlers! Bowl For Kids’ Sake is back
and bigger than ever!
Big Taste of Fort Worth
The ultimate fine wine and gourmet cuisine
Abilene Match Featured in D.C. Veteran’s
Day Event
One of our very own was selected to speak
at a Veteran’s Day event in Washington, D.C.
hosted by the First Lady.
The Campaign for Children In Crisis
The Campaign for Children in Crisis
approaches the finishline and creates
something Big.
Executive Board
Beverly Adams
Louis Armstrong, III
Donna Arp
John Avila, Jr.
Frank Bracken
Chris R. Bright
Mike Brodie
Beth Bull
J. Denny Carreker, Jr.
Amy Cockerham
Casey Coffman
Christina Melton Crain
Perry Fagan
Alfred Gordon
Michael Gruber
Michael Guyton
Thomas O. Hicks, Jr.
Dave Huff
William M. Jackson
Ron Jeans
Rick Jenkins
Richard Kilgust
Richard A. Lowe
Steve Mauldin
Clint McDonnough
Bruce Moon
Darren L. James
Randall Morrison
Katherine Musick
Chris Owens
Vince E. Puente, Sr.
Jerry Reis
Rob Roby
Linda Stanley
Chris Taylor
Jeff Thompson
Jim Wales
Julia Wellborn
J. Justin Whitman
Abilene Board
David Baum
Lawrence Bertsch
Patrick Clancy
Alex Eyssen
Greg Frazier
Leffel Gray
Crystal Griffin
Kyna Grigsby
Bobby Grimes
Jason Groves
Karen Hines
Theresa James
Sheryl Kendrick
Jody Lee
Jamie Miers
Kim Nussbaum
Marci Payne
Amber Peck
George Pendergrass
Mark Spurlock
Linda Stanley
Kenneth R. Tatum, Jr.
Dr. Taylor Tidmore
Brownwood Board
Ann Beadel
Don Benedict
Landry R. Blackstock
Nancy Byler
Shannon Cone – McCallie
Jill L. Evans
Ramon “Ray” Garza
Christy Gillett
Jodie L. Hohertz
Brian Moore
Vincent Ornelas
Clint Patrick
Tammy Robinson
Leonard Underwood
big news • spring 2010
Collin County Board
Kelly Accetta
Marc Accetta
Undrea Antonio Allen
Mark Armentrout
Tim Foster
Norvella Smith-Hayes
Rusty Kennington
Jim Kneese
Clare Korst
Hang Landrum
Suzette Massie
Nicholas “Nick” W. McCoy
Shawn Nicholas
Julie Piel
Derik Torres
Sue Trizila
Kevin Willis
Dallas County Board
Burton Brillhart
Eddie W. Burns, Sr.
Robert Crain
Jay Denny
Tracy Dieterich
Angela Driggers
Ramon Garcia
Mark Giambrone
Vince Guerra
Gary E. Hightower
William Jackson
Darren L. James
Gregory Konstans
Vivian Lombardi
Dale Long
Trelaine M. Mapp
Alyssa G. Martin
Clint McDonnough
Greg Middents
Melanie Pelton
Reggie Peppers
David Starr
Bill Stroope
Brian Walker
Joshua White
Dallas County Junior
Jon Alexis
Tim Berry
Tamika Brunetti
Rachel Capps
Leah Ekmark
Stacy E. Marshall
Dan Martin
Mark Melton
Evelyn Moa
Andrew Novak
Casey Puckitt
Jason Romph
Nate St. Clair, II
Veronica Torres
Felicia Walker
Denton County Board
Mike Arzamendi
Ed Curtis
Alfred N. Devore
Janis Moore
Jeff Ramsey
Ginger Snider
Corey Van Trease
Grayson County Board
Bobbie Peterson Cate
Dr. Al Hambrick
Holly Hopkins
Cynthia Plyler Karam
Alan McDonald
Bill McKeeman
Kari Kelley Piazza
J. Shelton
Reginald B. Smith
Northeastern Board
Becky Brown
Linda P. Christian
James Dawson
Barry Diamond
LaJuana Eckel
Stephen Gerrald
Steve Keywood
Brittney Ladd
Lydia Lindsey
Hunter Moore
Zach Saffle
Darius Samuels
Missy Starnes
San Angelo Board
Suzanne Atkinson
Pam Dutton
Yolanda Elias
Brad Goodwin
Doray Hill, Jr.
James Hindman
Alissa Itz
Ryan Jansa
Sasha King
Boomer Kingston
Ken Lyons, Jr.
Jose Mata
Teri Martinez
Bishop Mike Pfeifer
Sandy Rojas
Louis Rork
John Austin Stokes
Dallas Swafford
Quentin Taylor
Phyllis Waldrop
LaDonna Wanoreck
Shane Wilson
Southern Board
Warren Adams
Darryl Conner
Kevin G. Fegan
Kenneth Govan
Rona Stringfellow - Govan
Camille Jackson
Earle L. Jones, Jr.
Tom Ker
Levatta Levels
Sabrina Porter
Western Board
Robert Aldrich Jr.
Larry Anfin
Louis Armstrong III
Larry Barker
Jay Bartley
Henry Borbolla III
Joe Bruner
Jean Byrd
Candy Conway
Joseph DeWoody
Marty Englander
Travis English
Alicia Gadley
Deanna Garcia
Patricia Gwirtz
Russell Harper
David Huff
Jamie Johnson
Jay Long
Beth Looney
Cynthia Mendoza
R. Bruce Moon
Shayne D. Moses
Karen Precella
Glynis Redwine
Robert Rivera
Chris Taylor
Tyler Trahant
Dwayne VanTilburg
Jerry Wackerhagen
Thomas G. Williams
Western Junior Board
Joe Alcala
Vanessa Anders
Nicole Capage
Jaime Cobb
Cyndi Jochum
Brandon Johnson
Heather Landeros
Traci Larrison
John Lewis
Katrina Moss
Drew Myers
Daniel Roark
Wichita Falls Board
Carla Bolin
Jason Calder
Shawn Garcia
Tricia Golding
Stephanie Gorham
Ruth Jones
Betsi Moore – Lejan
Traci Ludtke
Larry Menefee
Linda Muehlberger
Larry Nash
Jonathan Pastusek
Anthony Patterson
Karen Price
Jackie Riley
Lindsey Rogers
Jackie Wheat
Adam Whitmire
Susan Young
One Vision...Big Brothers Big Sisters
We have much to be thankful for as we look back at 2009. “Sacrifice” was, and still
is, the buzz word in board rooms across the nation and Big Brothers Big Sisters is
no exception.
E x ec u ti v e L eade r shi p
Charles Pierson
President & CEO
Ron Hadley
Chief Development Officer
Janet Ardoyno
VP Agency Development
Olivia Eudaly
State Executive Director Amachi TX
Mary Flores
VP Human Resources
Tom Frazier
VP Gift Planning
Sheila Marlow
VP Community Relations
Michael O'Teter
VP Program
Jason Ray
VP Operations & Strategic Initiatives
Dan Stuchal
VP Marketing & Communications
p u blication of :
Big Brothers Big Sisters
450 East John Carpenter Fwy.
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Big News is published, edited and
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Bearden, Kristin Carter, and Dan
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donorsupported volunteer organization
that places caring adults in the lives
of children in one-to-one mentoring
relationships. Through the positive
impact of those friendships, children
with a Big Brother or Big Sister are
more likely to graduate from high
school and less likely to begin using
drugs, begin using alcohol or engage
in negative conflict. Contact us at
888.887.BIGS or visit us on the web
at www.bbbstx.org.
Sacrifices have been made this past year by our staff, by our board and by all of
our constituents who support our mission. Collectively, we have sacrificed so that
services to our volunteers, families and children would not have to. The fact that we
supported 9,023 children through mentoring relationships despite a 12% decrease
in budgeted expenses is a testament to the dedication and determination of our
staff and boards.
While the economy is improving, times are still difficult. More children need our
services and we must find ways to provide for them. New innovations and initiatives
are on the horizon that will help us successfully navigate the unreliable economy.
While investing resources in these new practices will be challenging, their promise
of increasing our program’s impact on children, our schools and our communities
justifies the effort.
As always, the overarching first priority for the agency is the continued safety of the
children in our program. Our top priority for 2010 is continued program quality to
insure sustainable and impactful service.
In the effort to enhance quality, steps will be taken to support longer and stronger
matches and increased parental/guardian involvement will be expected from the
families involved in our program. New initiatives will be explored that include
targeted mentoring efforts to children expressing early indicators of potential
juvenile delinquency. Finally, we will be launching a new program that will enable
us to more fully engage corporate partnerships to better impact the children we
Challenging times breed innovation. Because the need for positive, caring role
models in the lives of children has not changed, we have become more intuitive,
more creative and more focused on how we continue to successfully mentor
children. Through persistent hard work together, we are changing the way children
grow up in America. As always, thank you for your support.
T. Charles Pierson
Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO
spring 2010 • big news
Don Carty Becomes First Inductee of T. Boone Pickens
Mentoring Hall of Fame
In front of more than 300 attendees on January 12, 2010, T. Boone Pickens recognized
Don Carty as the first official inductee into the T. Boone Pickens Mentoring Hall of Fame.
The former chairman and chief executive officer of AMR Corp. and American Airlines, Mr.
Carty exemplifies the mission and values of the Hall of Fame through his personal life and
professional mentoring of others.
Located in the North Texas headquarters of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the T. Boone Pickens
Mentoring Hall of Fame celebrates the life-changing power of mentoring. It depicts real
stories of mentoring and honors people who have invested their time, care and guidance
into the lives of others.
As a long-time volunteer and supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Carty is one of the
finest advocates for mentoring. “This is a cause like no other. We know that we are having
a significant impact on a child’s life and are part of a movement that will change hundreds
of thousands of lives in the future.”
During his career, Carty has exemplified the mentoring skills the T. Boone Pickens Hall
of Fame champions. He is part of a broad-based group of mentors whose legacy
will live for generations to come. They are each living examples of the motto:
“Mentoring one transforms many.”
After retiring from American Airlines, Carty served as vice chairman and chief
financial officer of Dell Inc., and remains on its board of directors. Prior to
American Airlines, Carty spent seven years in various leadership positions
with Celanese Canada Ltd., Air Canada, and the Canadian Pacific Railway
Carty also serves on the Boards of Directors, Barrick Gold Corp., Hawaiian
Holdings Inc., and Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc. He is also chairman
of Virgin America Airlines Inc. and Porter Airlines Inc., and serves on
the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and the Dallas Center
for the Performing Arts Foundation. He is a member of the Board of
Trustees of Southern Methodist University and the SMU Cox School
of Business Executive Board.
In September of 2002, President George W. Bush appointed Carty
to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, where he served
until the summer of 2005. In January 2003, he was named an
officer of The Order of Canada.
We salute and congratulate Mr. Don Carty on his honor and thank
him for a life example of mentoring others.
The T. Boone Pickens Mentoring Hall of Fame is located at 450 E John Carpenter
Freeway in Irving, Texas. For more information, visit www.mentoringhof.org.
T. Boone Pickens
presents Don Carty
with a crystal award
his induction.
Photo By: Ralph Alswang
Big Brother “Cisco” congratulates Little Brother Raul after his presentation to a national audience.
Abilene Match Featured
in Washington D.C.
Veteran’s Day Event
At 9:38 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12, Little Brother Raul
stepped off a plane at the Abilene Regional Airport sporting a
favorite T-shirt and a smile after an adventure of “firsts.”
The 16-year-old Little Brother’s adventure began on Tuesday
morning at 8:30 with his first plane ride. Upon landing, he began
his first trip to Washington, D.C. and did some sight seeing. He
concluded his two-day voyage by giving a speech about Big
Brother Big Sisters in the presence of First Lady Michelle Obama,
Dr. Jill Biden and Alma Powell. And, best of all, he shared the
adventure with his Big Brother, AFB Staff Sgt. Francisco “Cisco”
Hernandez also said that he was impressed with his Little’s
speaking abilities.
“It took a lot of courage to get up there and speak in front of that
many people and Raul did great,” said Hernandez.
While in Washington, the two friends spent their free time
exploring, admiring the kerosene lamps, historical museums and
enjoyed a meal at the Hard Rock Café.
“Every moment after arriving in Washington there was always
something to do,” said Raul.
Before their journey ended, Hernandez and Raul left with a few
mementos. One picture with MTV’s Sway Calloway, a tooth pick
from Hard Rock Café and an incredible amount of “first” stories to
tell friends and family.
The Big and Little match was selected from a national pool of Big
Brothers Big Sisters military matches to speak at the Veteran’s Day
event. The event promoted the launch of Mission Serve which
partners civilian and military service organizations involved in
community service opportunities throughout the nation.
Cisco has been matched with Raul since December 2002. In
those seven years, they have stayed in touch throughout Cisco’s
multiple over-seas deployments. They still meet at least twice a
“I’ve been living in the Abilene community and have been
involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a while now and it feels
great to give back,” said Hernandez.
Big Brother Francisco Hernandez and Little Brother Raul
spring 2010 • big news
Launched in 2006, The Campaign for Children in
Crisis aimed at the $30 Million mark to strengthen
our mentoring programs and to provide 15,000
at-risk children with safe and caring, life-changing
Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
To Date:
394 donors have pledged $26,150,400 to the campaign.
11,751 children have been removed from our waiting
list and matched to Big Brothers or Big Sisters.
8 exciting mentoring programs have been
created or expanded.
We have centralized office operations in a new
North Texas headquarters.
To help us cross the finish line and reach the goal
of $30 Million and 15,000 children, make a gift
today at www.bbbs.org/donatenow or call
Ron Hadley at 972.573.2373 to inquire about
making a multi-year gift.
big news • spring 2010
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Share Your Success...
Be a Part of Something BIG!
Big Brothers Big Sisters Giving Societies
Match Sustainers Donors sponsoring a current child’s match for an
entire year ($500/year)
Match Makers Donors sponsoring a child’s new match for an entire
year ($1,000/year)
The 2010 Society Leading donors making new mentoring
relationships possible for five children a year ($5,000/year)
Other Ways to Give...
Tribute/Memorial Gifts Sponsor a child’s match in tribute to,
or in memory of, a loved one or a special occasion.
Double your donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Contact your company’s
Human Resources department to find out if they’d support your gift through a
Matching Gifts program.
Turn Your Time Into Money! Some companies make monetary donations to
the charities where their employees donate time. Contact your Human Resources
department for more information or call Cheryl Clark at 972.573.2338 or email
[email protected]
For more information on making a gift and becoming a Big Brothers Big Sisters Giving Society Member, please contact Cheryl Clark
at toll free 888-887-BIGS x207, [email protected], or log onto www.bbbstx.org and click on donations.
Waco & Stephenville
Leadership Stephenville wanted to bring
Big Brothers Big Sisters to Stephenville.
As a result, community leaders embraced
the idea and raised the funds needed to
cover the first year’s expenses for the
emerging non-profit agency.
Boards were established, organizational
goals were set and marketing efforts
began. A centrally located
was established through a generous
donation by Parks & Associates
Ameriprise Financial. Other donations
include $10,000 from a local business
man and his wife, $10,000 from
Stephenville resident and music artist
Jewel and $25,000 from Dan Schecter
and Carpenter Company, one of Jewel’s
sponsors. Additional funds were raised
through the hard work of the newly
established board of directors, advisory
board and community supporters.
big news • spring 2010
Matches have already been made and
lives are being changed. Thank you,
Stephenville, for bringing us to the
Big Brothers Big Sisters Waco began
in 1993 as a result of the passion one
former Big Brother had for the program.
He knew first hand what Big Brothers
Big Sisters could bring to a child’s life
and wanted to share that with as many
kids and volunteers as possible. His
commitment resulted in hundreds of
friendships made between Bigs and
Littles in Waco.
In the fall of 2009, a group of devoted Big
Brothers Big Sisters supporters began to
search out options to help the agency
grow in Waco. With the help of the same
Big Brother who started the program 16
years ago, an affiliation was formed with
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas.
The road to this partnership has been
carefully thought out. While current
matches in Waco are being maintained,
Big Brothers Big Sisters of McLennan
County is re-structuring for growth.
The Board is building financial and
community support that will enable
success for years to come. The need
of the community is great, but so is
the passion this group has for helping
children be all they can be. It is with
great confidence and optimism that
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas
teams with McLennan County and it
is with equal determination that Waco
community leadership will work to meet
the challenges that lie ahead.
Grooming Men of the Future One Shop at a Time
The Natural Edges Salon
in Dallas is a rowdy
barbershop where black
men gather to loudly
talk smack, politics and
sports. But on one wintry
November morning last year, the men suddenly stopped
talking. Someone turned the radio off, and the barbers’
clippers stopped humming. A man had just challenged
the customers’ manhood.
The man was President-elect Obama. He was giving a
televised speech challenging men to get involved in their
communities. {CNN.com: Is Obama Inspiring Black Men
to Step Up? By John Blake}. For barber Michael Johnson,
who grew up without a father but was mentored by Big
Brother Dale Long, the challenge was on!
“I can do this today instead of tomorrow,” Johnson said.
“Tomorrow may be too late. I can save a young man’s life
to serve more African-American little boys and young
men in positive, one-to-one mentoring relationships,”
Brownlow said.
In 2005, the challenge targeted three barbershops in
Dallas-Fort Worth and produced ten African-American
male mentors. In 2009, seven area barbershops recruited
58 African-American men to become mentors. Now, Big
Brothers Big Sisters affiliates in Austin, Houston, Miami,
Lexington KY, Portland OR, and St. Louis are replicating
the successful male recruitment initiative.
Next year’s Grooming Men of the Future event in North
Texas is expanding to ten shops and incorporating new
national partners Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The 2010 event hopes to
recruit 100 mentors.
*This year’s participants included Choppa City Barbershop in Fort Worth, L.A.
Elite Cuts in Dallas, Ray’s Barber & Beauty Salon in Lewisville, Tye’s Barber &
Beauty Salon in Plano, Natural Edges Barbershop in Lewisville, Platinum Cuts in
Arlington, and Kut it Up Barbershop & Beauty Salon in Arlington.
This year, Natural Edges, along with six other metroplex
barbershops*, joined forces with Big Brothers Big Sisters
and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to collectively answer
President Obama’s call to service. Fraternity members
– many of whom are Big Brothers – converged upon
partnering barbershops and signed up black men as Big
Brothers while waiting to get their hair cut.
Established in 2005, the Gooming Men of the Future
event was created to recruit African-American male role
models. According to Kristy Brownlow, director of mentor
recruitment for Big Brothers Big Sisters, it’s working.
“Since the inception of this initiative, recruitment of
African-American male mentors has increased by more
than 10 percent which has allowed Big Brothers Big Sisters
spring 2010 • big news
Partners Spotlight:
Reliant Energy
Reliant Energy – Finding New Ways to Help
Reliant Energy recently became
one of Big Brothers Big Sisters’
newest corporate partners by
helping to support our current
mentoring relationships and
helping create new ones.
“We are committed to investing in our local
communities and believe in the transforming power
mentoring has in the life of at-risk youth”, said Ms
Tracy Carmen-Jones, Vice President of Community
Affairs for Reliant Energy. Putting action behind their
commitment, Reliant Energy is teaming with Big
Brothers Big Sisters in a variety of ways.
They have signed on as the Title Sponsor for our 2010
Taste of Fort Worth and will also include a Big Brothers
Big Sisters donation opportunity as an insert in one
of their monthly customer billings in 2010. As if that
wasn’t enough, they additionally will donate $25 to
Big Brothers Big Sisters for every supporter who signs
onto Reliant as their energy service.
Reliant Energy’s goal is to improve the quality of life
where we live and work. And they are achieving that
For more information about how your company can
invest in the good being done through Big Brothers
Big Sisters, call Ron Hadley at 972-573-2373. For more
information about Reliant Energy and how their services
can benefit you, please visit www.reliant.com...and tell
them we sent you!
Yolanda Lockett and Tracy Carmen-Jones from Reliant Energy present a check to T. Charles Pierson and Dan Stuchal.
big news • spring 2010
Thank You!
CiCi’s Pizza
CiCi’s VP of Training Steve Hawter stopped by to drop off
a “Big” $26,000 check representing the cash donations
and free pizzas they provided to Big Brothers Big Sisters
in 2009! Thank you, CiCi’s Pizza, for being such a great
Pictured Right: Steve Hawter, VP Training CiCi’s and T. Charles Pierson,
CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge presented more than $60,000
to Big Brothers Big Sisters at their Snowland
Premier event in December. The money was
raised through the sale of 4,000 day passes
to their indoor waterpark, passes that were
only available through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Typically, the waterpark is not accessible to
non-lodge guests. Great Wolf Lodge plans to
annually repeat this fundraiser.
Pictured Bottom: Ken Broom from Great Wolf Lodge, Little Brother
Quinton and Big Brothers Big Sisters Ron Hadley.
The MetLife Foundation presented a $20,000 check to
support Big Brothers Big Sisters Hispanic Mentoring
programs. This represents a portion of their national
investment in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Hispanic Mentoring
Pictured Above: Frank Bracken, Big Brothers Big Sisters; Paul Torres, MetLife; Diana
Aguirre, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Gilbert Elementary School Principal Michael
Bruce Moon
Big Brothers Big Sisters Tarrant County Board Chair
Bruce Moon, the 2010 Tarrant County Board Chair, has been recognized as a “State of
Texas’s Top 100 Super Lawyers” by Texas Monthly magazine. Nominees were evaluated
and voted on by peers practicing in the same field of law. Twelve indicators of
achievement were considered including experience, honors and awards, pro bono work
and community service. Verdicts and settlements were also considered. Big Brothers
Big Sisters is honored to congratulate Bruce Moon and thank him for his continued
support of youth mentoring.
spring 2010 • big news
Abilene Credit Union Raises Big Bucks
Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union (CoAFCU)
employees became involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters
by supporting Banker’s Bowl in 2008. For the last 2 years,
CoAFCU bowlers have raised more money than any other
team at the event. In 2009, CoAFCU took home the coveted
“traveling trophy” for the most money raised at Banker’s
Judy Keppel, president and CEO of CoAFCU said “We became
involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters through Banker’s Bowl
and we just really enjoyed being there. Over half of our
employees bowled. We felt like it was a worthy cause, and
that really set the tone for wanting to do more.”
As a result, CoAFCU recently enabled their members to free
up some cash for holidays while supporting mentoring at
the same time. CoAFCU partnered with Big Brothers Big
Sisters in the first ever “Skip-a-Loan Payment” program.
CoAFCU members were given an option of skipping a loan
payment by making a $10 donation. Through these efforts
in November and December, CoAFCU members donated
more than $10,700. This generosity was matched by the
credit union, which made a matching gift, making the final
contribution $21,420.00!
The check was presented to Tim Yandell, Big Brothers Big
Sisters Regional Executive Director, on January 12 at the
Mr. Gatti’s National Mentoring Month Celebration. Many
CoAFCU employees were present, as well as local Abilene
“It’s just such a great feeling to contribute to an organization
that does so much for our young people,” said Keppel. “The
members were extremely receptive to supporting Big
Brothers Big Sisters, and we raised so much more than we
What a wonderful way to begin the year and celebrate
National Mentoring Month. CoAFCU is an outstanding
corporate partner with a shared vision for helping Abilene
The 2009 Autobahn Limited Edition Raffle raised over
$300,000. The grand prize, a 2009 BMW Z4, went to Hieu
Nguyen of Arlington. Charlie Gantt, also of Arlington, walked
away with the Caribbean Cruise provided by Wyndham
Jade. The Sports Suite provided by Coca-Cola was claimed
by Cecilia Valles of Fort Worth. Congratulations to all our
winners and thank you to all who supported Big Brothers
Big Sisters by purchasing a raffle ticket.
big news • spring 2010
Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Back! Teams need five to six bowlers raising at least $100 each (for a total of
$500 - $600 per team). With all of the event expenses underwritten by sponsors, 100% of the money raised
supports children in your community. Bowlers receive two free games of bowling, a 2010 Bowl For Kids’
Sake t-shirt, food, drinks, chances at door prizes, and a souvenir team photo!
Sign up today for the event nearest you!
San Angelo – Open
01.30.10 - Saturday
1:00 PM
Stadium Lanes Bowling Center
Arlington – Open
03.13.10 - Saturday
2:30 PM
Forum Bowl
DeSoto – Open
02.27.10 - Saturday
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM
AMF DeSoto Lanes
Plano – Open
03.20.10 - Saturday
12:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Plano Super Bowl
Arlington – Open
03.13.10 - Saturday
11:30 AM
Forum Bowl
Arlington – OPEN
03.27.10 - Saturday
2:30 PM
Forum Bowl
Abilene – Open
03.27.10 - Saturday
10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM,
and 7:00 PM
Abilene Bowling Lanes
Paris – Open
05.15.10 - Saturday
9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Paris Lanes
Dallas – Open
08.14.10 - Saturday
2:30 PM
USA Bowl
Dallas – Open
08.13.10 - Friday
6:30 PM
USA Bowl
Fort Worth – Open
10.02.10 - Saturday
11:30 AM, 2:30 PM
Cityview Lanes
Sherman – Open
04.10.10 - Saturday
10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Lone Star Lanes
Wichita Falls – Open
05.02.10 - Sunday
1:00 PM, 3:30 PM
Village Bowl
Dallas – Open
08.14.10 - Saturday
11:30 AM
USA Bowl
Watch for additional dates at these locations!
Ellis Co. – Open
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM
All Star Bowl
Abilene – Bankers
11:00 AM
Abilene Bowling Lanes
Abilene – College
1:00 PM, 4:00 PM
Abilene Bowling Lanes
Denton – Open
12:30 PM
Brunswick Zone – Denton
Abilene – Dyess AFB
10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
Dyess Air Force Base Bowling Alley
Brownwood – Open
10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Academy Lanes
Waxahachie – Open
11:30 AM, 2:00 PM
Hilltop Super Bowl
spring 2010 • big news
Sunday, April 18, 2010
The Hilton Fort Worth
815 Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
5:00 p.m. VIP Wine Tasting Presented By
6:30 p.m. Main Tasting
Save the date for the Big Taste of Fort Worth benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Celebrating over 30 years of fine wine and culinary excellence, join us in
sampling the gourmet cuisine of Tarrant County’s finest restaurants.
$85- A la carte Ticket (Main Tasting only)
$150- Duo Ticket (VIP Wine Tasting & Main Tasting)
To purchase tickets, sponsorships or for additional information, visit
The Big Black Tie Ball: An
Evening of Masterpieces packed
the house at the Fairmont
Hotel in Dallas where more
than 500 guests united to raise
more than $618,000 for Big
Brothers Big Sisters. Little
Brothers and Little Sisters
in the program provided art and music for the event
which featured Don and Ana Carty as honorary chairs.
Dallas artist Brenda Bogart donated a piece entitled
“Little Picassos” and collaborated with a few “Little”
artists to create “Ocean Commotion” which both were
auctioned at the event.
Donna Arp and Casey Coffman chaired the event
which was hosted by CBS 11’s Scott Sams. Special
guests included Kelly and Norman Green, Myrna
and Bob Schlegel, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman and
Justin Whitman, Tommy Hicks, Jr., Mayor Herbert
and Christina Gears, JoAnn and John Ryan, and Ilene
and John Christ. Event ambassadors included Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Bracken, Mr. and Mrs. Denny Carreker,
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Fagan,
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Guyton, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Kilgust, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Owens, Mr. Steve Mauldin
and Ms. Allison Lehman, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Slone, and
Mr. Gene Yarbrough.
Event sponsors: CBS 11 / TXA 21, Classic Chevrolet, BBVA Compass,
Citi, Rent-a-Center, Ernst & Young, Fastsigns, Hunter and Stephanie
Hunt, SAP America Inc., Touchstone Communications, Bank of
Texas, Time Warner Cable, 7-Eleven, AT&T, American Airlines,
Autobahn, Barrick Gold, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bracken, Mr. and
Mrs. Burton Brillhart, Mr. and Mrs. Denny Carreker, Mr. and Mrs.
Don Carty, Coca-Cola, Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth,
Doubletree Hotels of Texas, Dr Pepper Snapple, Freeman, Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Gordon, Kelly and Norman Green, KPMG, Mr. and Mrs.
Dick Kilgust, Oncor Electric Delivery, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Owens,
Pavestone Company / Myrna and Bob Schlegel, Texas Rangers
Foundation, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Texas Private Equity
Partners, LLC, WorldVentures, Air Pacific, InterContinental Fiji Golf
Resort & Spa, Online Vacation Center and Celebrity Cruises.
Legacy Giving Using Life Insurance
You can become a Legacy donor by making a donation
through a life insurance policy!
The premiums you make on a life insurance policy owned by Big
Brothers Big Sisters could result in your charitable gift becoming
more valuable than an annual cash gift in the same amount. By
using cash value life insurance, Big Brothers Big Sisters has access to
cash value during your life, and receives the death benefit creating
a legacy at your death.
Or, if you have an existing policy which is no longer needed to
protect your estate you may receive valuable gift and tax benefits
by donating the policy to Big Brothers Big Sisters. No matter your
age, a gift of a life insurance policy can, and in most cases, exceeds
your ability to make a cash donation.
Some simple plans exist for helping Big Brothers Big Sisters such as
designating Big Brothers Big Sisters as a charitable beneficiary of life
insurance or annuities; gifting a new or existing life insurance policy to Big Brothers Big Sisters; or establishing a
charitable gift annuity.
Designating Big Brothers Big Sisters as beneficiary does allow you some flexibility if you remain owner with the
ability to change the amount going to Big Brothers Big Sisters but it does limit your income tax deductions during
your lifetime. But you can provide a potentially larger gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters by leaving a legacy at the time
of your death.
The Duncan Society Members Build Legacy
for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Duncan Society membership is open to anyone who has made
provisions in their estate to include Big Brothers Big Sisters . The
following members of the Duncan Society have included Big
Brothers Big Sister in their estate plans.
Anonymous (2)
Dr. Kathy Bailey
Donna & Joseph Benedetto
Becky & Rob Brockman
Casey Coffman
Tracy Dieterich
Rebecca Fain & Richard Olson Thomas O. Hicks, Jr.
Joe Jesko
Sarah & Charlie Knotts
Glenda & Robert Mahoney
Kathy Meyer
Sharon & John Monroe
Mercedes & Steve Penner
Pam & Charles Pierson
Steve Shilts
Fran & Tom Slone
Pennye & Brad Wilemon
For more information, contact Tom Frazier, Vice President for
Gift Planning, 450 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75062
or call @ 214.755.3901 or email [email protected]
Charitable Gift Annuities
If you own CD’s and the interest earned in the 1
to 3% range, then you should explore a charitable
gift annuity when your CD is maturing. A CGA
provides life income yields at higher rates that
are guarantied, you receive life income, and Big
Brothers Big Sisters is the recipient of a generous
gift at the time of your death.
Also, charitable gift annuities can be two life
agreements, so a spouse or partner can receive
benefits until their death. Depending on your age,
guarantied yields can be as high as 8 or 9%, far
exceeding most investment earnings, but typical
yields are in the 4 to 6% range.
spring 2010 • big news
Big Brothers Big Sisters
2009 Donors
We are fortunate to have so many supporters who believe in our mission and the potential of
Texas children. Essential to every young person that we mentor and to every milestone our
agency reaches, our donors provide a solid foundation from which all our success stories grow.
Thank you for believing in us, thank you for supporting us and thank you for recognizing the
value of Texas children and the important role mentoring plays in their successful futures.
our $250,000 PLUS Partners
Autobahn Motorcar Group
Deerbrook Charitable Trust
The Hawks Family Foundation
The Simmons Family Foundation
Texas Department of
Family and Protective Services
Texas Education Agency
big news • spring 2010
2009 Donors
$250,000 +
Mr. Neal H. Hawks
$50,000 - $249,999
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bright
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Long
$25,000 - $49,999
Mr. and Mrs. Don Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Don Carty
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Doscokil
Mr. Randy Jordan and Mrs. Debbie Duncan
Mr. Richard Olson and Mrs. Rebecca Fain
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Frank
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Hunt
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Topel
Mr. and Mrs. Reid Walker
$10,000 - $24,999
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allred
Mr. and Mrs. Randy Blanton
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bracken
Mr. and Mrs. Burton Brillhart
Mr. and Mrs. J. Denny Carreker, Jr.
Ms. Casey Coffman
Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. Dennis
Mr. Tracy L. Dieterich
Dr. Jesse Dovich, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Marty Englander
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Ferguson, M.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. Frazee
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Giambrone
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Gordon
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Green
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Gunn
Ms. Marty Leonard
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mahoney
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Raymond
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Slaymaker
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Slone
Mr. and Mrs. Chris J. Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wales
Ms. Deedra Walker
$5,000 - $9,999
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Autrey
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Brookshire
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Bush
Mr. and Mrs. Steven Carter
Mr. Phillip Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Carty
Ms. Debbie G. Chamberlain
Mr. Christopher Chambers
Mr. and Mrs. John Christ
Mr. and Mrs. John Dillow
Mr. Mitch Fadel
Mr. and Mrs. Greg Frazier
Mrs. Virginia Hobbs
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Holler
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Huff
Ms. Caroline Rose Hunt
Mr. and Mrs. Greg H. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Kilgust
Mr. and Mrs. Rich Lowe
Mr. Dan Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Mason
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. McQuillan
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mohorc
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Moon
Ms. Polly O’Toole
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peck
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pierson
Ms. Gaylene Preston
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Scheaffer
Mr. Steve A. Shilts
Mr. Michael J. Smith
Ms. Norma Springer
Mr. and Mrs. John Thacker
Mr. F. Howard Walsh, Jr.
$1,000 - $4,999
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Aldrich
Dr. and Mrs. Wick Alexander, D.D.S.
Mr. and Mrs. Undrea Allen
Mr. Eden R. Alpert
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Anfin
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Armstrong, III
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arnold
Ali A. Azarakhsh
Dr. Kathy Bailey
Mr. David L. Ballard
Mr. Larry W. Barker
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Bell
Ms. Gay Belt
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Boeckman
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell D. Bowman
Andrea Bradford
Mr. Brian Briggs
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Brockman
Mr. and Mrs. John Brogan
Mr. DeShaun Brown
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Bruner
Mr. Kenny Bryant
Ms. Clara Campbell
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Canedy
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Carlin
Mr. Michael Cheesman
Mr. John M. Childress
Mr. and Mrs. Greg A. Clarkson
Mr. Jim Clayton
Mr. Mike McClelland and Mrs. Debbie Cox
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cox
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cravens
Mr. Harlan Crow
Mr. and Mrs. Mark M. Culwell
Mr. David Cush
Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Davis
Mr. Jon Dormer
Mr. and Mrs. Don Drennan
Ms. Angela Driggers
Mr. and Mrs. John Dwyer
Ms. Judy Elmore
Mr. and Mrs. Rick E. Erickson
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Eudaly
Mr. Finley Ewing
Mr. and Mrs. Alex B. Eyssen
Dr. and Mrs. Kevin G. Fegan
Mr. and Mrs. Mark S. Feighner
Ms. Patricia L. Flowers
Mr. Bill Fuller
Ms. Jeanette Ginsburg
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Gist
Mr. David Glover
Mr. and Mrs. Eric Goff
Mr. and Mrs. David B. Goodgame
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Goodnight
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Gossard
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Govan
Mr. Leffel Gray
Mr. Roy E. Guinnup
Mr. Ron Hadley
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hamm
Mr. Robert Haslam
Mr. Dan Haught
Mr. and Mrs. Jon D. Hellberg
Mr. Ronald Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hopkins
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hoskins
Mr. Thomas Hyman
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ingalsbe
Ms. Camille H. Jackson
Mr. Andrew F. Jacobs
Mr. and Mrs. Darren L. James
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Janssen
Mr. and Mrs. Jamar L. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Earle L. Jones, Jr.
Ms. Cynthia Karam
Mr. Arthur Keith
Mr. Gordon Keith
Ms. Sheryl Kendrick
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Kirk
Chris Kleinert
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knotts
Mr. W.A. Landreth
Mr. and Mrs. Jody A. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lewis
Jesse Lewis
Dr. and Mrs. Gary G. Linn
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew C. Lipton
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Loebenberg, M.D.
Mrs. Sarah Losinger
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Lunceford
Mr. and Mrs. Jim M. Lyness
Mr. and Mrs. Rick Marciniak
Ms. Sheila Marlow
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Maxwell
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. McDaniel
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton D. McDonnough
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Melson
Mr. and Mrs. Nate Crain
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mendoza
Ms. Pam Menutt
Mr. and Mrs. Bynum Miers
Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Miers
Mr. Craig Miller
Mr. Jack Miller
Mr. Monty Moncibais
Ms. Dee Moore
Mr. Michael H. Morath
Mr. and Mrs. Randy L. Morrison
Mr. and Mrs. Stan Morton
Mr. and Mrs. Shayne D. Moses
Mr. and Mrs. Jarrod Moss
Erika Newsom
Mr. and Ms. Shawn Nicholas
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pardee
Mr. and Mrs. Paul C. Patterson
Mr. Edward A. Pechar
Mr. Reggie Peppers
Ms. Pamela M. Pickens
Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Pigg
Mr. and Mrs. Todd Platt
Mr. and Mrs. Jack L. Powell
Mr. Daniel Prohaska
Mr. Jeff Ramsey
Mr. and Mrs. Mark T. Reedy
Ms. Debbie Reynolds
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roop
Mr. Louis Rork
Mr. Chris Ryan
Mr. and Mrs. John Ryan
August F. Schilling
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Schneider
Mr. Dan Schreimann
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Schultz
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Senter
Mr. Ronald Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Don L. Siratt
Mr. and Mrs. Ricki Stanley
Mr. Andrew J. Stocker
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Stuchal
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Govan
Mr. and Mrs. Darren Stultz
Col. Kenneth Tatum
Mr. Mike Thomas
Dr. and Mrs. Taylor Tidmore
Tan Tieu
Ms. Arquila A. Todd
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wackerhagen
Mr. Gary Wagoner
Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Walker
Ms. LaDonna Wanoreck
Mr. and Mrs. Jason M. Webster
Mr. Richard West
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. White
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wilburn
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Wilemon
Ms. Valerie Woodbury
Mr. Troy Wuertz
Mr. Michael S. Wyatt
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Yandell
Mr. James York
Mr. and Mrs. Joel Zeff
spring 2010 • big news
2009 Donors
$250,000 +
Autobahn Motorcar Group
$100,000 - $249,000
Reliable Paving
$50,000 - $99,999
Bright Realty
Capital for Kids
Great Wolf Lodge of Grapevine, LLC
Frito Lay/PepsiCo
$25,000 - $49,999
AMX Management, Inc.
Bank of Texas
BBVA Compass Bank
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CiCi Enterprises, LP
M. Terry Enterprises, Inc.
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc.
Pepsico Foundation Matching Gifts
Reliant Energy
SAP America, Inc.
Southwest Securities, Inc.
$10,000 - $24,999
Alcon Laboratories, Inc
Allstate Insurance Company
Amon G. Carter Star-Telegram Employees Fund
Bank of Oklahoma, NA
Chase Bank
City of Arlington
Coca Cola Bottling Company
Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union
Comerica Bank
Comerica Charitable Foundation
Coors Distributing Co. of Fort Worth
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Ernst & Young
Inlighten, Inc.
Kohl’s Department Stores
Lockheed Martin AERO Club
Mott’s LLP
Oncor Electric Delivery
Oscar Renda Contracting, Inc.
QuikTrip Corporation
Republic National Distributing Co.
Steyn Caracal Safaris
Tarrant County
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Wells Fargo Insurance Services
Western Production Company
WorldVentures Holdings, LLC
big news • spring 2010
$5,000 - $9,999
7-Eleven, Inc.
Aimbridge Hospitality
Albertson’s LLC
American Airlines
American Airlines Center
American Eagle Clothier
Atmos Energy
Aviall Services, Inc.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Cash America
City of McKinney
Combined Federal Campaign of North Central Texas
Cummins Southern Plains
Dallas Digital Services
David E. Watson, Inc.
Fort Worth Business Press
Frog Street Press, Inc.
GE Capital
Health Care Service Corporation
Hilton Hotels Corp.
IBM Corporation
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Employee Contributions
Luther King Capital Management
MarketSphere Consulting, LLC
Marquette Financial Companies
Medical Center of Arlington
Moses, Palmer & Howell, LLP
Nexen Petroleum USA, Inc.
RWM Investments
Taco Bueno
Tayjak Enterprises LLC
Tejon Exploration Company
Texas Private Equity Partners, LLC
Time Warner Cable
TWC International, Inc.
UT Dallas EMBA
W. R. Starkey Mortgage, LLP
Walnut Development Corp
Wyndham Jade
$1,000 - $4,999
Abilene Aero, Inc.
Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, PLLC
Al Boenker Insurance Agency
All Tri, Inc.
Allied Capital Partners, LP
Amegy Bank
American Bank of Texas
American Electric Power
ARC Abatement
AT&T Services, Inc.
Aztec Systems, Inc.
B & B Waste Transit, Inc.
Bank of America United Way Campaign
The Barber Shop Marketing
BBVA Compass Bank
Ben E. Keith Company
Ben E. Keith Foods
BKW Environmental Services, LLC
Blaies & Hightower, L.L.P.
Bright Realty
Brown Books Publishing Group
Burger King Corporation
Caliber Collision Centers
Cantina Laredo
Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits
Champion Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep
Citizens Bank
City of Irving
Clifton Capital Partners
The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of North Texas
Combs Produce
Consolidated Casting
Constellation Wines
Crain Lewis, LLP
Crossland Oil & Gas
Cummings Electrical
Curnutt & Hafer, LLP
The Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Stars Hockey Club
Dannel Funeral Home
Denton Benefit League
Denver Pyle’s Children’s Charity Inc.
Deux at Mockingbird Station
Douglass Distributing
Electronic Facility Systems
Ethicon, Inc.
Farhat Rentals, LLP
FC Dallas Major League Soccer
Felts Oil Sales, Inc.
First National Bank of Baird
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
The Fort Worth Zoo
Frost Bank
Gardner Aldrich, LLP
GEBCO Associates, LP
Give With Liberty Employee Donations
Glazer’s Wholesale Drug Co., Inc.
Global Impact
Grande Communications
Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
Griffin Chiropractic & Wellness Center, PA
Gruber, Hurst, Johansen, & Hail
Hanshaw Kennedy LLP
Hendrick Health System
Hillwood Properties
Hillwood Residential Texas, L.P.
HOL-MC, Inc. DBA Arby’s Restaurants
Humana, Inc.
IESI TX Corporation
Jack in the Box
James Avery
Jones Lang LaSalle Brokerage, Inc.
JPS Health Network
Justin Brands, Inc.
KAI Texas
Kussbram LLC
Landcore Development Co, LLC
Landmark Bank
Latino Communications
Lauren Engineers & Const., Inc.
Lindamood Demolition
Livin Full Time, Inc.
Lloyd Plyler Construction
Luma Energy Resource Management, Inc.
LVI Facility Services
Massage Envy
McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C.
McKesson Corp.
Medieval Times
Millennium Motor Cars
National Semiconductor Employee Directed Giving Program
NextEra Energy
Nike, Inc.
Northwood University
Our Legacy Portraits by Eddy Saldivar
Paradise Bakery & Cafe
Paris Regional Medical Center
Pariveda Solutions
Pier 1 Imports
Pioneer Natural Resources Company
PlainsCapital Bank
Polaris Research, Inc.
Porter Airlines Inc.
Premium Automotive Service
Presbyterian Hospital of Denton
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Quicksilver Resources, Inc.
Quorum International
RBC Capital Markets Corporation
Receivable Management, Inc.
Redi-Mix Concrete
The Renaissance Worthington Hotel
Republic Waste Services of TX, Ltd.
Rockwell Collins
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
Ruiz 4 Kids
Safeway Inc.
Sam’s Club
Sawko & Burroughs, LLP
Schmit Seal Coating, Inc. dba Seal King
2009 Donors
Sewell Lexus of Fort Worth
Smiley’s Studio
Southwest Geoscience
Spectra Contract Flooring
Sterling Bank
TAC Americas, Inc.
TEAM Enterprise
Team Enterprises Inc.
Terry Enterprises
Texas Capital Bank
Texas Christian University
Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motorplex
Thos. S. Byrne, Inc.
Total Lifestyle Complete, Inc.
Toyota of Paris
Trinity Bank
TXU Energy
Tyson Foods
UBS Financial Services
United Renovations, L.P.
United Supermarkets
UNT Health Science Center
Valley Roller Company
ViewPoint Bank
Wachovia Foundation Matching Gifts
Wal-Mart #535
Wal-Mart #536
Walton/Isaacson, LLC “Unilever”
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Bank Commercial Banking
Wells Fargo Bank, NA
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
Whitley Penn, LLP
Willis of Texas, Inc.
Wimbey Training Systems
Winstead PC
Worthington National Bank
XTO Energy, Inc.
Zak Products
$250,000 +
The Simmons Family
Deerbrook Charitable
The Hawks Foundation
$100,000 - $249,000
Hoblitzelle Foundation
Meadows Foundation,
T. Boone Pickens
Hatton W. Sumners
Foundation, Inc.
$50,000 - $99,999
Carol and Alan J. Bernon
The Dallas Foundation
Family Charitable Foundation
Hillcrest Foundation
Lopez-Feherty Foundation
Permian Basin Area
The Priddy Foundation
The Rees-Jones Foundation
The Sid Richardson
Greathouse Foundation
Jack in the Box Foundation
The Harry S. Moss Foundation
RAM Foundation
Texas Rangers Foundation
$25,000 - $49,999
$1,000 - $4,999
Best Buy Children’s Foundation
Best Buy Children’s Foundation Tag Team
Bull Family Fund of Communities
Foundation of Texas
Community Foundation of North Texas
Joe E. Davis Foundation
EnCana Cares (USA) Foundation
Enterprise Holdings Foundation
ExxonMobil Foundation
G.R. White Trust
Horchow Charitable Trust
Lantana Education/Charitable Foundation
The Douglas M. Lawson Foundation, Inc.
Anne F. Lyster Charitable Foundation
The Massey Family Charitable Trust
McKesson Foundation, Inc.
Mary Potishman Lard Trust
Presbyterian Communities and Services
RBC Foundation - USA
The Rosewood Foundation
Sam’s Club Foundation
Scripps Howard Foundation
Sear Family Foundation
State Farm Companies Foundation
SUCCESS Foundation
TR U/W Smith Foundation
Weaver and Tidwell Private Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation
Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation
The Brian E. Williams Fund of the
Communities Foundation of Texas
Winstead Civic Trust
The Allstate Foundation
Arby’s Foundation
The J.S. Bridwell Foundation
The Boone Family Foundation
William & Catherine Bryce
Memorial Trust
Carreker Family Foundation
Communities Foundation of
Crystelle Waggoner Charitable
Dollar General Literacy
The Luttrell Trust
John R. McCune Charitable Trust
The Morris Foundation
The Prentice Foundation, Inc.
The Ryan Foundation
Roy and Christine Sturgis
Charitable and Educational Trust
The Vanguard Charitable
Endowment Program
Wachovia Foundation
George and Fay Young
$10,000 - $24,999
Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation
Bank of America Foundation
Bryant Edwards Foundation, Inc.
Citi Foundation
The Comerica Charitable Foundation
Dian Graves Owen Foundation
Dodge Jones Foundation
Harriett Gully Beadel Foundation, Inc.
The M.R. and Evelyn Hudson
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
The Keg Spirit Foundation
Martha David and Bagby Lennox
James N. McCoy Foundation
Wm. A. and Elizabeth B. Moncrief
Safeco Foundation
The Mike and Mary Terry Family
Tulsa Community Foundation
Wal-Mart Foundation
$5,000 - $9,999
BNSF Foundation of Texas
The Art and Eva Camunez Tucker
Caring for Children Foundation of
Texas, Inc.
Central Texas Foundation Inc.
Community Foundation of Abilene
Jimmie Cravens Family Ltd.
The Dismuke Foundation
The Fasken Foundation
Gaston Episcopal Hospital
$100,000 +
United Way of
Metropolitan Dallas,
$75,000 - $99,999
United Way of Denton County
$50,000 - $74,999
United Way of Tarrant County
$25,000 - $49,999
United Way of Lamar County
$10,000 - $24,999
United Way of Abilene
United Way of Grayson County
United Way of the Concho Valley
$1,000 - $4,999
United Eway
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
United Way of New York City
United Way of Waco-McLennan County
United Way Special Distribution Account
$250,000 +
Texas Department of
Family and Protective
Texas Education
$100,000 - $249,999
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of America
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of South Texas
Irving Independent
School District
$50,000 - $99,999
Texas Workforce Commission
$24,000 - $49,000
Arlington Independent School
$10,000 - $24,999
National Mentoring Partnership
$1,000 - $4,999
Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
Arlington Lodge No. 2114
AT&T Telecom Pioneers
Central Presbyterian Church
Dallas Council of AT&T Pioneers
The Dallas Roundtable
Denver Pyle Children’s Charities
Kellogg Alumni Club of DFW
Lamar High School
Lone Star Parrot Head Club
Preston North Lions Club
Rho Epsilon of Chi Omega
Rotary Club of Abilene
Sherman Service League
Dr. Kathy Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Benedetto
Mr. and Mrs. Rob Brockman
Ms. Casey Coffman
Mr. Tracy L. Dieterich
Mr. Richard Olson and Mrs.
Rebecca Fain
Mr. Thomas O. Hicks, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jesko, Ph.D.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Knotts
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mahoney
Ms. Kathy Meyer
Mr. and Mrs. John Monroe
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Penner
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pierson
Mr. Steve A. Shilts
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Slone
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Wilemon
* Supporters who have included Big Brothers
Big Sisters in their estate plans through wills,
trusts, charitable gift annuities, insurance
and direct support to the endowment fund.
spring 2010 • big news