2018 Annual Report

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2018 Annual Report


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MISSION STATEMENT

To continue the philanthropy of George and Gladys Abell, with

emphasis on improving lives of people in the Permian Basin area.

VISION STATEMENT

Abell-Hanger will be accessible and forthright in their dealings with

all grant seekers, responsive to emerging needs, creative and a leader

in the philanthropic community.

Both Adopted June 22, 2007


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ABELL -HANGER FOUNDATION

John D. Bergman

Tevis Herd

Herbert L. Cartwright, III

Wes Perry

Jno. P. Butler, Deceased

John F. Younger, Deceased

James I. Trott, Deceased

Arlen L. Edgar

Clarence Scharbauer, III

Founders

George Thomas Abell & Gladys Hanger Abell

Trustees

Richard Coats

Trustee Emeriti

Elaine Magruder

Jack F. Harper

David L. Smith

James C. Trott

Lester Van Pelt, Jr., Deceased

Robert M. Leibrock, Deceased

Jerome M. Fullinwider

Robert C. Leibrock

Charles M. Younger, M.D.

John D. Bergman, President

Mark Palmer, Executive Vice President

Officers

Wes Perry, Immediate Past President

Wade Kuehler, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer

Staff

Mark Palmer, Executive Director

Wade Kuehler, Chief Financial Officer

Suzanne C. Thomas, Grants Officer

Helga Hoban, Programs Officer

Bobbie R. Chappell, Assistant Treasurer & Office Manager

Certified Public Accountants

Sproles Woodard & Company

All Inquiries: Abell-Hanger Foundation

Attention: Mark Palmer, Executive Director

112 Corporate Drive

Midland, Texas 79705

www.abell-hanger.org


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G GEORGE THOMAS ABELL

George Thomas Abell was born at Wakeeney,

Kansas. While attending Colorado A&M (now

Colorado State University), he was a member of

Gamma Omega, an honorary fraternity, and Sigma

A Alpha Epsilon, a social fraternity. He graduated with

degrees in civil and irrigation engineering and

mechanical engineering. In 1927 he moved to

Midland, Texas, where he trained himself as a

geologist and entered the petroleum business as an

independent oil operator. In 1939, he married

Gladys Hanger of Ft. Worth, the daughter of a

pioneer Tarrant County family.

During his professional career, he was active in inthe

t Independent Petroleum Association of America,

Texas Independent Independent Producers Producers and Royalty and Owners

R Association, Mid-Continent Oil and Gas

Association, and the Permian Basin Petroleum

Association. He was a charter member of the

Permian Basin Petroleum Pioneers Association.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Abell

was also active in many civic, community, cultural,

social, educational and historical activities. He was a

member of the Board of Education of the Midland

Independent School District. He served as President

of the Board during the construction of the present

Midland High School auditorium. As a result of

these accomplishments, he was awarded a life

membership in the Texas Congress of the Parent-

Teacher Association. He served as the Chairman of

the first capital funds campaign for Midland

Memorial Hospital and was a member of the

hospital’s Board of Trustees and Board of Governors.

A member of the Downtown Midland Rotary Club,

he was recognized on numerous occasions for his

contributions to the civic, cultural and educational

betterment and growth of Midland.

George Abell devoted much time to the Boy Scouts

of America, serving in various capacities in the

Buffalo America, Trail Council. serving in He various led the capacities capital fund in the

campaign B which secured the 6,000 acre camp in the

Davis mountains. For his service to the Boy Scouts,

he was awarded the highest recognition of the Boy

Scouts, the Silver Beaver Award.

While serving as a director of the Midland Chamber

of Commerce, Mr. Abell originated the idea for the

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library and Hall

of Fame. He spent much of his time and effort

collecting antique oil field equipment now displayed

on the Museum’s grounds. Many of the oil paintings

of historical events which are on display in the

Museum were researched by George and

commissioned by the Abell-Hanger Foundation. He

was the first president of the Museum’s board of

trustees and a member of the Hall of Fame.

of Fame.


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GLADYS HANGER ABELL

Gladys Hanger Abell was born and raised in Fort

Worth, Texas, the daughter of a pioneer Tarrant

County Family. She graduated from Paschal High

School and attended Texas Christian University and

the University of Texas at Austin.

Throughout her lifetime, Mrs. Abell was an active

champion of civic and cultural causes, contributing

her time, talents, energy, and financial resources as

one of West Texas’ most philanthropic citizens. She

S served on the board of governors of Midland

Memorial Hospital, board of trustees of Midland

Presbyterian Homes, and the President’s Club of the

Museum of the Southwest. She took great pride in

her service on the board of trustees of the Permian

Basin Petroleum Museum, Library, and Hall of

Fame. of Fame.

H Her interests also included the Midland Odessa

Symphony and Chorale, Midland Garden Club,

Women’s Auxiliary of Midland Memorial Hospital,

Delta Delta Delta Midland Alumnae Chapter, and

t the Midland Women’s Club of which she was a life

member.

An avid American patriot, Mrs. Abell Abell was was a member a

of m the Texas Chapter of the National Society of

Colonial Dames of America, and the Daughters of

the American Revolution. She was a member of the

First Presbyterian Church of Midland.

The Abell-Hanger Foundation was created by Mr.

and Mrs. Abell to carry on the philanthropic

endeavors which they pursued during their lifetimes.

Speaking of business success, George Abell once said,

“Sure, men like to be successful, not just for the

money, but because of what one can do for his

community, his country, and for mankind.

Business success provides the opportunity one can do to for do his

some c of the things most of us dream about doing

for our community and its various institutions,

organizations, and agencies.”

To their memory, this annual statement reports the

Foundation’s endeavors for the current fiscal year.


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JUNE 30, 2018

Net Assets Market Value Carrying Value

Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,733,975 $ 1,733,975

Marketable Securities:

Bond fund 17,845,925 17,810,767

Stock fund 75,978,953 36,457,990

Development markets fund 40,925,774 35,469,981

Emerging markets fund 8,501,395 7,785,834

International bond fund 6,733,758 6,724,820

Inter-term corporate bond fund 16,029,978 15,938,956

Real Estate 2,215,500 254,967

Minerals and Investments (producing and nonproducing) 7,873,715 4,241,192

Improved office building 2,487,006 3,670,721

Paintings 188,220 39,790

Other assets ____________ 3,240 ____________ 3,240

$ ____________ 180,517,439 $ ____________

130,132,233

July 1, 2017

Corpus

$ 175,557,463

ADD:

Interest and dividends $ 3,977,367

Royalties 1,515,589

Gain on sale of investments 4,382,725

Lease Bonus 845,243

Water Well Lease 40,000

Solar Lease 7,255

Rental Income 82,552

Other Income ____________ 1,000 $ 10,851,731

DEDUCT:

Grants $ 8,417,235 **

Depreciation and depletion 343,377

Administrative expenses 1,706,025

Production and ad valorem taxes _____________ 155,169 $ ___________ 10,621,806

June 30, 2018 $ 175,787,388

Adjustment to fair market value ____________ 4,730,051

June 30, 2017 $ ____________ 180,517,439

**Minimum distributable amount pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code is $8,754,617.

SUMMARY FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Foundation Administrative Expenses: 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

% of Assets 1.09% 1.16% 1.59% 1.35% 1.22%

% of Expenditures: 20.77% 20.28% 24.66% 21.54% 20.76%

INVESTMENTS

Abell-Hanger Foundation has a long-term asset allocation

target for its investments of 75 percent equity and 25

percent fixed income. At fiscal year-end the Foundation’s

assets were invested as follows:

Domestic Equity 42%

International Equity 28%

Fixed Income 23%

Real Estate Mineral Interests 7%

RETURNS

Average Annual Compounds

Excise Taxes Paid: 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Amount $222,364 $347,530 $65,279 $81,800 $208,894

Rate 2% 2% 1% 1% 2%

Cumulative Since 1992: $3,779,981

8.72%

7.42%

9.09%

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By Program Area

(YE 6-30-18)

AREAS OF GRANTS AND GIVING

Year Ended June 30, 2018

By Support Area

(YE 6-30-18)

Public/Society Benefit

7.67%

Arts,Cultural,

Humanities 3.46%

Religion 1.46%

Education

32.30%

Specific Programs

26.38%

Capital Support

33.22%

Human Services

34.56%

Health

20.55%

Scholarships

11.30%

General Operating

29.10%

AREAS OF GIVING

For the year ended Cumulative since

________________

June 30, 2018 ________________

June 30, 1954

Arts, Cultural, Humanities 291,150 28,224,859

Education 2,718,845 68,810,189

Health 1,730,070 44,031,232

Human Services 2,909,303 62,325,535

Public/Society Benefit 646,117 23,035,450

Religion 121,750 3,788,891

Total Giving $8,417,235 $230,216,156

GRANTMAKING AT A GLANCE

Fiscal Year Ending: 2015 2016 2017 2018

Total Grants Paid $7,950,283 $8,009,127 $8,615,433 $8,417,235

Total Grant Payments 138 102 153 158

Median Grant $25,000 $30,000 $25,000 $25,000

Average Grant $57,611 $78,521 $56,310 $53,274

Largest Grant $750,000 $750,000 $1,000,000 $451,985

Smallest Grant $1,025 $2,000 $1,000 $1,000


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS ANNUAL REPORT

JUNE 30, 2018

What you read today is the third version of this year’s annual report letter.

It has been difficult to settle on a few topics that describe the work of

the foundation in the past year. The breadth of our activity is a

reflection of the enormous activity in our Midland nonprofit community.

In a recent meeting, someone mentioned a book entitled, “Measure What Matters”

written by John Doerr. I have not yet read the book, but it provided me with a

reminder of the work that we have started this year and my hopes for what it will

show us in the coming years.

We are now moving toward the end stages of our outcome measurement pilot.

Data is coming in and for the very first time, we have measured, and specific

program results selected by 16 different organizations detailing their community

impact. Our mission, “To continue the philanthropy of George and Gladys Abell

with emphasis on improving the lives of the people of the Permian Basin”, is

broad. Partnering with our funded agencies to learn their impact makes us a much

better-informed funder and aids in our understanding of the needs in the

communities we serve and how they are being met.

In this earliest phase of our work, we allowed the pilot agencies to select as few as

two outcomes to track. I estimate that most selected 4-5. This data will generate

conversations with our applicants about the good work they do and allow us to

focus on issues that we believe are paramount to our community or to be educated

by our partners on issues that they can now quantitatively demonstrate are of great

need.

As our partners reveal to us how they fulfill their mission, we can begin to measure

our impact on the community through our investments in their program work,

capacity building, and program expansion. In the Fall of 2019, we will include all

applicants in our outcome measurement process.

Another important initiative for us this year has been the making of a book telling

the story of George and Gladys Abell and the story of the foundation from

inception. In September we engaged Jimmy Patterson, a local author, to write the

manuscript.

Why invest foundation resources in such an endeavor? The best answer is donor

intent. Donor intent is the notion that a foundation should reflect the values and

charitable priorities of the donor. As Mr. Patterson has researched the Abell family

and the foundation activity during their lifetime, it has been affirmed that George

Abell was a true Renaissance man. His interests were varied but frequently pointed

back to the industry he loved, the industry that was his livelihood and created the

wealth that made the Abell-Hanger Foundation possible.

A few indicators of this man’s varied interests…George Abell funded the very first

Texas historical marker. He was relentless in his desire to create a museum that

tells the story of the petroleum industry, he created and maintained scholarships

for students from all over West Texas area, he developed relationships with two

well-known 20th century American artists, Tom Lovell, and Frank Gervasi. Gervasi

painted many of Mr. Abell’s oil and gas sites and equipment and Mr. Lovell, of

course, created the wonderful collection on display at the Petroleum Museum. He

was a MISD school board member in the 1940s and 1950s and served as the Chair

of the capital campaign that raised the funds to purchase the Buffalo Trails

Council Camp.

This man believed in service to his community and laid an incredible example for

us to follow. This record of his and Mrs. Abell’s lives will enable all associated with

the foundation to have a deeper understanding of our founders.

Once again, I am struck by the profound privilege it is to work in the nonprofit

sector, to know and respect so many who have given their career to serve Midland

and its people and to serve the Abell-Hanger Foundation.

Regards,

Mark Palmer

Executive Director

Abell-Hanger Foundation


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PROGRAM AREA ORGANIZATION INDEX

Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018

Addy's Hope Adoption Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Advocates for Camp Able . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Agape Counseling Services of West Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Americares Foundation, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Aphasia Center of West Texas, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

AphasiaAccess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Association of Fundraising Professionals, Permian Basin ChapterPublic, Society

Benefit

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Bill of Rights Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

Boys & Girls Club of Menard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Boys and Girls Club of Midland, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Boys and Girls Club of Odessa, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Bynum School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Cactus Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Camp Fire USA, West Texas Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Casa de Amigos of Midland, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

CASA of West Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Centers for Children and Families, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Children's Advocacy Center of the Big Bend, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

City of Midland Aquatics, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

City of Midland Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Club Fort Davis-After School Program Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Cook Children's Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Crisis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Crusader Track Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Educate Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Family Promise of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Farris Tall City Christian Track Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Fellowship of Christian Athletes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Religion

Friends of Midland Soccer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Friends Of The Terrell County Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Frontier CASA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Gladney Center for Adoption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Grace School of Theology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Greater Ideal Family Life Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Healthy City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Hellinghausen Hope, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services


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Helping Hands of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

High Sky Children's Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Hope Mommies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch Nature Study CenterEnvironment,

Animals

Kaleidoscope Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Lamesa Boys & Girls Club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Make A Wish Foundation, West Texas Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Manor Park, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Marfa Public Radio / West Texas Public Radio . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Midland African American Roots Historical-Cultural Arts CouncilArts, Culture,

Humanities

Midland Baptist Crisis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Midland Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. . . . . Public, Society Benefit

Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Midland College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Midland College Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Midland Community Theatre, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Midland County Public Library Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Midland Fair Havens, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Midland Habitat for Humanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Midland ISD Educational Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Midland Memorial Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Midland Need to Read, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Inc.. . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Midland Rape Crisis Center, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Midland Shared Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

Midland Shared Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

Midland Tennis Center (dba Bush Tennis Center) . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Mission Health Care Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Museum of the Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Nonprofit Management Center of the Permian Basin. . . Public, Society Benefit

Odessa College Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Odessa Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Offshore Rig Museum, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Palmer Drug Abuse Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Permian Basin Bookies, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Permian Basin Honor Flight, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Permian Basin Opera (formerly Midland Opera Theater)Arts, Culture,

Humanities

Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library & Hall of FameArts, Culture,

Humanities

Permian Basin Public Telecommunications Inc. . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center for Children & Adults . . . . . . . . . Health

Permian Basin Women's Resource Center (aka The Life Center)Human Services

Philanthropy Roundtable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit


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Philanthropy Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

Recording Library of West Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Reflection Ministries of Texas Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Salvation Army, Midland Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Samaritan Counseling Center of West Texas, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Senior Link Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Shumla School, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Springboard Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

St. Andrews Presbyterian Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

St. Vincent de Paul Society - St. Ann's Conference . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Team Rubicon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Teen Challenge - Adult Centers of Texas Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Texas State History Museum Foundation . . . . . . . . . Arts, Culture, Humanities

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

UMC Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Health

United Way of El Paso County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

United Way of Midland, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

United Way of Odessa, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Public, Society Benefit

University of Texas at Austin, McDonald Observatory. . . . . . . . . . . . Education

University of Texas of the Permian Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Education

Unlock Ministries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Religion

Ward County Greater Works, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Water Missions International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

West Texas Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services

Teen F.L.O.W. Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Religion

YMCA of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Human Services


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ABELL -HANGER FOUNDATION GRANTS

Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2018

Hispanic Cultural Center of Midland . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To preserve the Hispanic culture through the education of the arts.

GRANT PURPOSE: for construction of a multi-purpose room

Matching Gifts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 2,650

This program matches donations made by trustees and staff of the Abell-Hanger

Foundation on a one for one basis to eligible charities. The program matched 2

gifts to 2 agencies in the program area of Arts, Culture, Humanities.

Marfa Public Radio / West Texas Public Radio . . $ 20,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To provide West Texas with a listener supported public radio that

informs, educates and entertains.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Widening the Range campaign

Midland African American Roots

Historical-Cultural Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,500

Midland, TX

MISSION: To bring to Midland a cultural revolution of art works from the

African American community and to create a permanent facility where all people

can learn and share in the appreciation of African American history and culture.

GRANT PURPOSE: to underwrite the 2017 Jazz Festival and workshop

Midland Community Theatre, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To bring quality theatre arts and educational opportunities to Midland

and the Permian Basin for the benefit of the audience and volunteers.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support and for the Reach

Out/Pay What You Can programs

Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale, Inc. . . . . $ 35,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To serve West Texas in an educational and cultural capacity through

the presentation of quality symphonic, choral and chamber music to the general

public and special constituencies such as the elderly, minorities, handicapped,

culturally and economically disadvantaged.

ARTS, CULTURE, HUMANITIES

$ 291,150

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Museum of the Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To serve as an educational resource in the areas of art, focusing on the

American Southwest of the Archaeological Southwest, and Astronomy.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Offshore Rig Museum, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 11,000

Houston, TX

MISSION: To provide education and to increase awareness about the vast energy

resources beneath the world's oceans and about the technological accomplishments

of the offshore industry.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Mobile Oilfield Learning Unit (MOLU) traveling

exhibit school visit to Midland, Texas

Permian Basin Bookies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide a place for writers to share ideas and to host book-related

events.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2018 Permian Basin Writer's Workshop

Permian Basin Honor Flight, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . $ 30,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To recognize and honor World War II, Korea, and Vietnam veterans

who reside in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico with an all-expense paid trip to

Washington, D.C.

GRANT PURPOSE: for travel expenses for veterans' trip to Washington, D.C.

Permian Basin Opera

(formerly Midland Opera Theater) . . . . . . . . . $ 15,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To improve the quality of life of the citizenship of the Midland area by

providing suitable opportunities for the advancement of musical culture and

instilling through education and performances the traditions of opera and musical

theater to the general public.

GRANT PURPOSE: to underwrite the "Tosca" Production


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Permian Basin Petroleum Museum,

Library & Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 55,000

Midland, Texas

MISSION: To teach the complexity and inherent risk of the oil and gas industry

to the public in the historical and technical context of the region's petroleum

business.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support ($25,000) and to fund the

Arlen L. Edgar Distinguished Lecture Series ($30,000)

Texas State History Museum Foundation . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Austin, TX

MISSION: To provide support for the educational initiatives of the Bob Bullock

Texas State History Museum.

GRANT PURPOSE: for five regional professional development workshops in

Midland

Permian Basin Public

Telecommunications Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To use television to provide quality programs and services which

advance education, culture and community.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support


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Bynum School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 226,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide educational services for children and young adults with

various disabilities.

GRANT PURPOSE: finale grant for Bynum School Capital Campaign ($166,000)

and for unrestricted operating support ($60,000)

Communities in Schools

of the Permian Basin Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To help young people of the Permian Basin stay in school, successfully

learn and prepare for life by coordinating the connection of community resources

in the school setting.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Educate Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 225,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To empower and align the Midland community by connecting people,

ideas, and resources with opportunity and hope so that all students achieve their

highest educational potential.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support ($225,000) and for the

MISD teaching awards ($25,000)

Friends Of The Terrell County

Public Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,000

Sanderson, TX

MISSION: To encourage the use of Terrell County library's facilities, resources,

and services.

GRANT PURPOSE: to purchase computer equipment and software

Grace School of Theology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

The Woodlands, TX

MISSION: To partner with the local church by providing advanced education and

training to Christian laborers and potential laborers to maximize their spiritual

development and effectiveness in ministry.

GRANT PURPOSE: for seminary training for Midland-area Spanish leaders

Matching Gifts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,700

This program matches donations made by trustees and staff of the Abell-Hanger

Foundation on a one for one basis to eligible charities. The program matched 8

gifts to 7 agencies in the program area of Education.

EDUCATION

$ 2,718,845

Midland College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 481,660

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide community college educational opportunities, including

degrees in a wide range of fields.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2018-2019 Dollars for Scholars scholarship program

for students attending the Williams Regional Technical Training Center in Fort

Stockton ($30,000); for the Early College High School at Midland College

($50,000); for scholarships to the 2018 Kids College ($5,000); for the 2017-2018

Midland College Students in Philanthropy program ($54,660); for the 2017-2018

MISD high school Students in Philanthropy programs ($20,000); for the 2017-2018

Greenwood High School Students in Philanthropy program ($9,000); for the

Legacy Scholarship program ($313,000)

Midland College Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To advance education through financial support of Midland College.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Advanced Technology Center

Midland County Public

Library Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 15,000

MISSION: To support and enhance the operations, acquisitions, and funding of

projects and programs of the Midland County Public Library System and to

develop endowed investments for the perpetual funding of such activities.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Project Literacy Week dinner

Midland ISD Educational Foundation . . . . . . . . . $ 485,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To generate and distribute resources to students and Midland

Independent School District employees to enrich, maintain and expand

opportunities for pursuing excellence in education.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Parent Liaison program ($50,000); to underwrite the

Veteran's Day Program ($5,000); for the Professional Learning Communities

project ($80,000); for The New Teacher Project ($350,000)

Midland Need to Read, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 8,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To improve literacy and enhance the productivity of Midland County

adults

GRANT PURPOSE: for continuing organizational development work

Odessa College Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 54,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To ensure Odessa College students have access to high-quality

education and to encourage students to complete their educational goals.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 UTPB Students in Philanthropy program

($54,000); for the 2017-2018 OC Students in Philanthropy program ($46,000); for

the 2017-2018 ECISD Students in Philanthropy programs ($23,000)


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University of Texas at Austin,

McDonald Observatory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 31,500

Austin, TX

MISSION: To advance understanding of the universe by investigating

astronomical objects and phenomena, and to provide first-class facilities for faculty,

research staff, graduate students, and scientific visitors to the observatory that

insure quality observational and theoretical research in astronomy.

GRANT PURPOSE: to provide professional development for visitors' center staff

in support of enhanced educational and interpretive programming

University of Texas of the Permian Basin . . . . . . $ 250,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To provide educational opportunities in arts and sciences, business,

fine arts, communications, education and nursing.

GRANT PURPOSE: to fund the First 5 program

Scholarship Programs Administered by the Foundation:

Abell-Hanger Presidential Scholarship . . . . . . . $ 22,500

Provides up to four year scholarships to in non-traditional circumstances.

Receipts must attend a public Texas university. Two recipients attended one

university.

Herbert L. Cartwright Education

Continuance Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 195,987

Provides two year scholarships to graduates of Midland College enabling

attendance at public Texas universities. Recipients render 50 hours of

community services for each year of scholarship. Eighteen recipients attended six

universities.

Laura McCabe Students in

Philanthropy Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25,000

Provides two year scholarships to graduates of Midland College who have

participated in the Students in Philanthropy program enabling attendance at

public Texas universities. Recipients render 50 hours of community services for

each year of scholarship. Two recipients attended two universities..

Lester Van Pelt, III Bulldog

Excellence Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25,000

Provides four year scholarships to graduates of Midland High School enabling

attendance at public the University of Texas at Austin. Two recipients attended

the University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Interscholastic League Foundation . . . . . . . $ 96,000

Austin, TX

MISSION: To award college scholarships to high school students who excel in the

University Interscholastic League competitions.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 annual scholarships

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center . . . $ 90,000

Lubbock, TX

MISSION: To provide higher public education.

GRANT PURPOSE: to provide scholarships for tuition and books for students in

the School of Nursing programs

James I. Trott Opportunity Scholarship . . . . . . $ 183,498

Provides four year scholarships to graduates of Crane, Ft. Stockton, and Imperial

High Schools enabling attendance at public Texas universities. Recipients render

50 hours of community services for each year of scholarship. Seventeen

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HEALTH

$1,730,070

Advocates for Camp Able . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Buffalo Gap, TX

MISSION: To cultivate healthy independent living for people with special needs

through skills-based training and equine therapy, with a special focus on using

horses that have been rescued from difficult circumstances.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Agape Counseling Services of West Texas . . . . . . $ 30,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To facilitate mental and emotional health through professional

counseling from a Christian perspective.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for the Internship Program

Aphasia Center of West Texas, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . $ 40,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To repair communication and hope for individuals and families coping

with aphasia through adaptive communication techniques, education and public

awareness.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

AphasiaAccess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Moorestown, NJ

MISSION: To grow a network of healthcare, business, and community leaders to

advance lifelong communicative access for people with aphasia

GRANT PURPOSE: for final support of Aphasia Access

Cactus Health Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Fort Stockton, TX

MISSION: To provide comprehensive health promotion and quality primary

health care services to the residents of Terrell, Pecos and surrounding counties

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for unrestricted operating support

Cook Children's Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 30,000

Fort Worth, TX

MISSION: To provide quality health care for children though a comprehensive

spectrum of pediatric services, from advocacy to preventive care to highly

specialized critical care.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support of the Midland clinic

Crisis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 300,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To provide support services and shelter to victims of domestic violence

and sexual assault and their children along with prevention education programs.

GRANT PURPOSE: finale grant for the Louise Wood Angel House - Pathway to

Success Shelter Campaign

Healthy City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To raise awareness about a whole, plant-based foods diet and increase

education on how to improve overall health and prevent and reverse the most

common disease processes.

GRANT PURPOSE: to underwrite the Food Is Medicine seminar

Hope Mommies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,000

Ackerly, TX

MISSION: To bring the hope of Jesus to moms and families experiencing

pregnancy and infant loss anywhere from conception to 2 years of age.

GRANT PURPOSE: to provide Hope Boxes for West Texas moms and families

Make A Wish Foundation, West Texas Office . . . $ 10,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To grant the wishes of children with life threatening illness.

GRANT PURPOSE: to cover expenses for granting wishes in Midland

Manor Park, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 300,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To raise funds for the benefit of Midland Memorial Hospital.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Midland Mental Health Initiative

Matching Gifts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 35,070

This program matches donations made by trustees and staff of the Abell-Hanger

Foundation on a one for one basis to eligible charities. The program matched 24

gifts to 13 agencies in the program area of Health.

Midland Children's Rehabilitation Center . . . . . $ 100,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To care and treat children diagnosed as having neurological or

orthopedically handicapping conditions through physical therapy, occupational

therapy, speech therapy, aquatic therapy, and hippotherapy.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support


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Midland Memorial Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 75,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To raise funds for the benefit of Midland Memorial Hospital.

GRANT PURPOSE: for operating support of the Behavioral Health Leadership

Team initiative

Midland Rape Crisis Center, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide support and healing for victims and families.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Mission Health Care Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 45,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To prevent premature or unnecessarily prolonged placement in

residential institutions for eligible clients whose primary residence is in Midland,

Ector and Martin counties of West Texas.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Palmer Drug Abuse Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To heal our community from the effects of substance use and abuse in

individuals.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center

for Children & Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary program serving the

needs of people with physical disabilities.

GRANT PURPOSE: for building renovation and technology improvements

Samaritan Counseling Cente

of West Texas, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 60,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: Provide professional faith-based counseling; promote healing and

wholeness and complement the ministry of our religious community.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Southwestern Diabetic Foundation, Inc. . . . . . . $ 15,000

Gainesville, TX

MISSION: To operate a residential camp for children with diabetes in order to

equip children with lifestyle skills to manage their illness through education and

rehabilitation.

GRANT PURPOSE: for summer camp fees for West Texas children

Springboard Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 350,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide high quality, professional counseling and treatment for

alcoholism and drug addiction, and to raise the level of community awareness

concerning addicting disorders.

GRANT PURPOSE: for startup costs for adolescent programming ($20,000) and

for construction of an extended care facility and a new administrative wing in

honor of Tevis Herd ($330,000)

Teen Challenge -

Adult Centers of Texas Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 40,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To evangelize people who have life-controlling problems and initiate

the Christian discipleship training, so an individual can function as a Christian in

society, applying spiritually motivated Biblical principles to relationships in the

family, local church, chosen vocation and community.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for unrestricted operating support

UMC Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 75,000

Lubbock, TX

MISSION: To cultivate support for the UMC Health System.

GRANT PURPOSE: to purchase a BK3500 Ultrasound System for the Timothy J.

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Addy's Hope Adoption Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 15,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To improve the lives of children and teens by providing them with a

forever home through adoption and offering support to families until these

children become independent adults.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Americares Foundation, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Stamford, CT

MISSION: To provide health relief and respond to people affected by poverty or

disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs.

GRANT PURPOSE: for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas

HUMAN SERVICES

$2,909,303

Casa de Amigos of Midland, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 55,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To improve the quality of life throughout the community by helping

people help themselves.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

CASA of West Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 55,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To promote and support quality volunteers who speak for the best

interests of abused and neglected children in court in an effort to find each child a

safe, nurturing, permanent home.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland, Inc. . . . . . . $ 65,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential as

responsible, productive and caring citizens.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Boys & Girls Club of Menard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Menard, TX

MISSION: To inspire and empower young people to reach their full potential as

responsible, productive and caring citizens

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Boys and Girls Club of Odessa, Inc. . . . . . . . . . $ 135,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To help young people reach their full potential through character

development, mentoring, academic support, enrichment activities, and athletics.

GRANT PURPOSE: challenge finale grant for the new Boys & Girls Club in far

west Odessa ($100,000) and for unrestricted operating support ($35,000)

Buckner Children and Family Services, Inc. . . . . $ 35,000

Midland, Texas

MISSION: To protect children, promote independence, and build strong families

GRANT PURPOSE: for program support of the Midland office

Camp Fire USA, West Texas Council . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To promote the positive development of children and youth by

providing programs which develop personal life skills, social responsibilities, health

and leadership.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Centers for Children and Families, Inc. . . . . . . . $ 75,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To improve the quality of life and strengthen the communities we

serve through counseling, educational and supportive services.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Children's Advocacy Center

of the Big Bend, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Alpine, TX

MISSION: To reduce the trauma of children who are victims of sexual abuse

and/or serious physical abuse in Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio and Terrell

Counties.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

City of Midland Aquatics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 165,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To develop the young men and women of the Permian Basin

physically, mentally and morally through regulated, competitive, athletic programs;

to develop and promote physical fitness programs for adults and teach youngsters

to swim and practice water safety; and to develop and promote Midland, Texas

through local, state and national athletic competitions.

GRANT PURPOSE: to underwrite a major USA swim event ($15,000) and finale

grant to complete expansion of the Physical Therapy clinic and wellness center

($150,000)

City of Midland Fire Department . . . . . . . . . . . $ 3,500

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide public safety from fires for the citizens of Midland.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Midland Fire Department "Truck or Treat" safety fair

and open house


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Club Fort Davis-After School Program Inc. . . . . $ 9,543

Fort Davis, TX

MISSION: To provide a safe place for children in grades 1-6 to go after school.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Crusader Track Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 5,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: to train and provide athletics opportunities for amateur athletes

consistent with Christian principles of good sportsmanship

GRANT PURPOSE: for support of the 2018 track program

Family Crisis Center of the Big Bend, Inc. . . . . . $ 10,000

Alpine, TX

MISSION: To provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and

other personal injury crimes.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Outreach and Food Basket Program

Family Promise of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To end homelessness one family at a time.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Farris Tall City Christian Track Club . . . . . . . . $ 5,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To encourage and promote participation in track competitions coupled

with Christian training.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Friends of Midland Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ -75,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To assist in the development of athletic facilities for youths

participating in organized community soccer games in Midland Texas

GRANT PURPOSE: for capital improvements to Beal Park for soccer fields

Frontier CASA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Alpine, TX

MISSION: To train volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and

neglected children who have been placed in foster care.

GRANT PURPOSE: to be used for direct operating expenses and volunteer

recruitment

Gladney Center for Adoption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Fort Worth, Texas

MISSION: To provide adoption services to the southwestern United States and

other select geographic areas through the central Fort Worth campus and satellite

offices.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support for the Permian Basin

Gladney Center

Greater Ideal Family Life Center . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 75,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To socially develop the southeast neighborhood of Midland by

providing physical, educational, and spiritual resources that will help resident

improve their quality of life.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2018 Summer Day Camp program

Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department . . . . . . . $ 100,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To protect life and property in the Greenwood area and provide

assistance to the entire County of Midland.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for construction of a new fire station

Hellinghausen Hope, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 30,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide housing and housing support services to the elderly,

handicapped and indigent.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 utility bill assistance program

Helping Hands of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To serve the poor and underprivileged of Midland County through

financial, spiritual, and emotional support.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 utility bill assistance program

Helping Hands of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 30,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To serve the poor and underprivileged of Midland County through

financial, spiritual, and emotional support.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 utility bill assistance program

High Sky Children's Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 800,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide residential care and treatment for abused, neglected and

troubled children.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the campus improvement capital campaign


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Kaleidoscope Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To mentor at-risk children living in generational poverty, introduce

them to the Gospel and encourage them to be all God created them to be while

meeting their educational and physical needs.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Lamesa Boys & Girls Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,000

Lamesa, TX

MISSION: To provide children with activities designed to capture their interests,

teach skills, and build supportive relationships by providing programs in health,

education, career exploration, arts, sports, fitness and recreation.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the After School and Summer Program

Matching Gifts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 65,260

This program matches donations made by trustees and staff of the Abell-Hanger

Foundation on a one for one basis to eligible charities. The program matched 31

gifts to 19 agencies in the program area of Human Services.

Midland Baptist Crisis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 22,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To meet the basic needs of families and individuals, in Jesus' name.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 utility bill assistance program

Midland Fair Havens, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 40,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide transitional housing services to homeless families.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Midland Habitat for Humanity . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 70,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To eliminate substandard housing for low-income families by providing

them with an opportunity to help build their own homes.

GRANT PURPOSE: to fund the cost of a Habitat home

Midland/Odessa Area AIDS Support, Inc. . . . . . $ 10,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide public education regarding HIV/AIDS and to support

people with the disease and their families and friends.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for unrestricted operating support

Midland Tennis Center

(dba Bush Tennis Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 200,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To give everyone the opportunity to experience the game of tennis

regardless of physical, financial or geographical barriers.

GRANT PURPOSE: finale grant for construction of the new Chris Davidson

Opportunity Park at the Bush Tennis Center

Odessa Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 15,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To provide programs that will build strong kids, strong families, and

strong communities.

GRANT PURPOSE: challenge grant for the installation of a fire alarm system at

the central location

Permian Basin Women's Resource Center

(aka The Life Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide women with free pregnancy testing, non-sectarian

counseling, and other assistance as needed; to provide pregnant women with legally

acceptable alternatives to abortion; and to maintain within the community an

awareness of the needs of pregnant women.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the medical services expansion pilot program for

STI/STD testing and treatment

Recording Library of West Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide audio recordings to enrich the lives of people who cannot

access the printed word.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Reflection Ministries of Texas Inc. . . . . . . . . . . $ 15,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide transitional housing and aftercare programs for victims of

human trafficking in West Texas.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support

Salvation Army, Midland Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 280,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide various services to the homeless and needy by means of the

Christian church.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Building Hope Rebuilding Lives 2016 Capital

Campaign ($250,000) and the 2017-2018 utility bill assistance program ($30,000)


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Senior Link Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To improve the quality of life of Midland County residents by

providing an array of services to help them maintain health, independence and

dignity as they grow older.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Meals on Wheels and Homebound Services

St. Andrews Presbyterian Mission . . . . . . . . . . . $ 18,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To minister to the physical, educational, emotional and social needs of

people in the Midland area.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 utility bill assistance program

St. Vincent de Paul Society -

St. Ann's Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 11,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide emotional, spiritual and financial aid to people and

families in need regardless of race, color or creed.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the 2017-2018 utility bill assistance program

Team Rubicon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Los Angeles, CA

MISSION: To provide disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters domestic

or international.

GRANT PURPOSE: for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief in Houston

Water Missions International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Charleston, SC

MISSION: to provide sustainable access to safe water and an opportunity to hear

the "Living Water" message in developing countries and disaster areas.

GRANT PURPOSE: for water recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane

Maria

West Texas Food Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To alleviate hunger by providing a collection system that solicits and

gathers useful products and redistributes these products to member agencies who

have feeding programs for the ill, aged and the needy of the Permian Basin.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for unrestricted operating support

YMCA of Midland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To unite people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations with

a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build

healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

GRANT PURPOSE: to purchase transportation for the after-school program

Ward County Greater Works, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To relieve human suffering due to hunger; to provide clothing,

household items and spiritual needs; and to receive and administer assets for

charitable and educational purposes.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Monahans Kidzone children's after school and

summer program


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PUBLIC/SOCIET Y BENEFIT

$646,117

Association of Fundraising Professionals,

Permian Basin Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and

certification programs.

GRANT PURPOSE: to continue the I.U. Lily training ($15,000) and for

sponsorship of the 2017 National Philanthropy Day ($5,000)

Bill of Rights Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 30,000

Arlington, VA

MISSION: To strengthen civic values in the next generation by educating high

school students and teachers about the Founders, our Constitution, and the

application of Foundation documents throughout our country's history.

GRANT PURPOSE: for support of the Midland ISD professional development

collaboration

I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch

Nature Study Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 52,500

Midland, TX

MISSION: To develop the wetland, designated by the Department of Interior

located in Midland County, into a wildlife preserve and nature study center,

preserving the desert wetland and providing a place for education, tourism and

creating an area for nature study and bird watching.

GRANT PURPOSE: unrestricted operating support of the Jenna Welch Nature

Center ($17,500) and for unrestricted operating support ($35,000)

Matching Gifts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 11,717

This program matches donations made by trustees and staff of the Abell-Hanger

Foundation on a one for one basis to eligible charities. The program matched 12

gifts to 7 agencies in the program area of Public, Society Benefit and Environment

Midland Chamber of Commerce

Foundation, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 76,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide educational and charitable programs and research for

benefit of the community.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Educate Midland Lecture Series ($75,000) and for

the State of Education luncheon ($1,000)

Midland Shared Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 84,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide affordable workspace and back office services and to foster

collaborations that better serve the nonprofits and people of Midland County.

GRANT PURPOSE: to underwrite the cost of the executive director search

($24,000) and for unrestricted operating support ($60,000)

Nonprofit Management Center

of the Permian Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 132,650

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide consulting, training, and information to support the

effectiveness of nonprofit organizations.

GRANT PURPOSE: for a grant in lieu of 2018 membership dues for Funders

Roundtable ($1,150); for support of PDAP through the dissolution process

($1,500); for the 2017 Beacon Awards luncheon ($5,000); for unrestricted

operating support ($125,000)

Philanthropy Roundtable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Washington, DC

MISSION: To provide a forum of members made up of individual donors,

corporate giving representatives, foundation staff and trustees and trust and estate

officers for the exchange of information concerning their philanthropy.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Alliance for Charitable Reform

Philanthropy Southwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 4,250

Dallas, TX

MISSION: To provide a forum of members for the exchange of information about

foundation operation, trends and needs in the Southwest.

GRANT PURPOSE: for general operating support in lieu of membership dues

Shumla School, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 25,000

Comstock, TX

MISSION: To preserve the ancient narrative murals of the Lower Pecos

Canyonlands.

GRANT PURPOSE: for the Alexandria Project to document the ancient narrative

murals of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of West Texas


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United Way of El Paso County . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 50,000

El Paso, TX

MISSION: To raise funds for charitable entities within the community by

consolidating fund-raising efforts of these organizations.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for the 2017-2018 fundraising campaign

United Way of Odessa, Inc. $ 40,000

Odessa, TX

MISSION: To raise funds for charitable entities within the community by

consolidating fund-raising efforts of these organizations.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for the 2017-2018 fundraising campaign

United Way of Midland, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 100,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To raise funds for charitable entities within the community by

consolidating fund-raising efforts of these organizations.

GRANT PURPOSE: matching grant for the 2017-2018 annual fundraising

campaign


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RELIGION

$121,750

Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 20,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the

challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him

in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

GRANT PURPOSE: for operating support for the Permian Basin programs

Matching Gifts Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 17,750

This program matches donations made by trustees and staff of the Abell-Hanger

Foundation on a one for one basis to eligible charities. The program matched 20

gifts to 12 agencies in the program area of Religion

Teen F.L.O.W. Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 44,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To reach youth with the message of Jesus Christ and to equip them for

a godly, productive life.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support ($35,000) and for a

financial audit ($9,000)

Unlock Ministries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 40,000

Midland, TX

MISSION: To provide Christian ministry to at-risk children in order to develop

leaders who will positively impact the community for Christ's Kingdom through a

meaningful summer camp experience and discipleship through mentoring and

positive peer leadership training.

GRANT PURPOSE: for unrestricted operating support


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FOUNDATION POLICY

In furtherance of the mandate in its charter to

support “any benevolent, charitable, educational,

or missionary undertaking,” the Foundation

makes grants to nonprofit organizations, which

are involved in such undertakings for the public

welfare, including, but not limited to, education,

health services, human services, arts and cultural

activities and community or societal benefit.

The Abell-Hanger Foundation has deep roots in

Midland and the West Texas region. Midland

was the site of Mr. Abell’s professional life and,

together with Mrs. Abell, his personal life. As

evidenced by the respective biographies is this

report, the Abells were engaged in a wide range

of community and civic activities. Mr. Abell’s

business success was primarily achieved as an oil

and gas operator in the rural areas of West Texas.

As a result of his involvement in this geographic

region, he developed a deep sense of obligation

to the people and rural communities of West

Texas.

The trustees have a strong commitment to

continue the Abell’s philanthropic interests in

Midland and West Texas. The trustees have

affirmed that commitment to West Texas by

targeting a preponderance of the foundation’s

annual grant budget to Midland and fifty-six

other counties in West Texas: Andrews, Bailey,

Borden, Brewster, Crane, Cochran, Coke, Cottle,

Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Dickens,

Ector, El Paso, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza,

Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth,

Irion, Jeff Davis, Kent, Kimble, King, Lamb,

Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Menard,

Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Pecos, Presidio,

Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling,

Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Tom

Green, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler and

Yoakum.

Please refer to the foundation’s web site,

www.abell-hanger.org, for current information on

foundation policy, grant criteria, and application

deadlines.

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