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If you are not already a paid CFBRAA member I want to encourage you to become one.
Our association is doing good things and helping out many with special needs and scholarships.
We aren't doing as much as we would like to do and not as much as one would expect, especially if you or someone you are close to are in need of financial help.
We are limited by the funds we have available, so what we can do is modest compared to the needs.

Here is what we were able to accomplish this year with less than 300 paid members:
1. Helped 15 families in crisis situations, providing medical help, housing, utilities, clothing, etc. You provided nearly $11K in crisis support to families.
2. Helped 9 alumni families send their children to college, providing $6K in scholarship assistance.
3. Helped scores of new alumni with transportation, providing $4K for vehicle maintenance and fuel for the Alumni Support Center.
4. Provided $500 to the residents of the Alumni Support Center to help with Christmas presents for their families.
5. Provided $500 to the homes at BR as awards for the Christmas Contest winners.

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Jerry Grooms

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Jerry Grooms

Postby Jerry Nicholson » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:23 am


I posted the following on the CFBRAA Classmates web site and would like to post it on the forum. If you agree, would you post it?

Jerry Grooms provided some vital leadership to the Alumni Association and was regarded with great respect by many. The Association has started the Founding Legacy Partners program to endow the operating costs. The first 1,000 who participate by contributing $1,000 over five years will be Founding Legacy Partners. Kevin Altieri wants Jerry Grooms to be on the list and has contributed $100 in his name, challenging others to contribute in memory of Jerry so he will be included in the list. If you would like to contribute to this memorial of Jerry Grooms, contact Bobby Sarpalius at, or go the the web site and make your contribution. Call Bobby (817) 788-8782 if you have any questions.

Thanks much.


Bobby Sarpalius
Executive Director
Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Alumni Assn.
(817) 788-8782
Jerry Nicholson
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Re: Jerry Grooms

Postby Tiny » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:02 pm

That is a really nice thing that is being started for the memory of Jerry. I hope it will receive a lot of support and it can be carried along for years to come.
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