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Protecting children and preserving families in North Texas is our first priority.

the ultimate successful outcome: a forever home. pg 4

Christmas 2011. pg 10 wedding success! pg 14 ACH receives awards thanks to staff. pg 18

issue one 2012

contents. calendar of events 2012 • Mallick Family Administration Building Dedication June 5

issue one 2012

the tarrant county mystery............................................................. 3 the ultimate successful outcome.................................................. 4-6 child abuse in Tarrant County.........................................................7 Wichita Street Campus Project update........................................ 8-9 Christmas recap 2011........................................................... 10-13 wedding success!....................................................................... 14 donor appreciation and tributes..............................................15-17 Safe Place and Skill Builders awards............................................ 18 funding partners........................................................................ 18 capital campaign donor appreciation cont....................................19 learning lunch schedule.............................................................. 20 new foster care website.............................................................. 20

• Rees-Jones Family Residential Building Dedication September 20

Visit www.achservices.org for more information.

our mission. protecting children. preserving families. since 1915. We protect children from abuse, neglect and family separation, and help children overcome these things when they do happen. Abuse and neglect are significant problems in the communities we serve, and without help, the long-term impact on children can prevent them from living healthy, productive lives. Some of our programs aim to keep children and families together, and others provide a healing home for children who can’t live with their families. We have nearly a century of experience working with children, and we know that the best way to accomplish our mission is to work with families, whenever possible, to strengthen their ability to care for their children.

2012 Board of Directors Melisa Schultz Chair Frank Anderson Karen Barlow Patricia Bostic Julie Davidson Liz Hatley Jack Huff Barry King Brenda King Pictured on cover L to R: Tifflynn and Jake from the Adoption program. Cover photo by: Leo Wesson.

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Jack Larson Fred Moore Lynn Newman Camille Rodriguez Robert Simpson Dub Stocker Lou Street Carolyn Williams

ACH accredited by COA.

2012 Foundation Board Larry Autrey Chair Harry Brants Sherrie Cyrier Mark Johnson Susan Rose Robert Simpson

ACH is pleased to announce that we are

accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA recognizes ACH as an outstanding provider that successfully implements high performance standards and, as such, delivers the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders. www.ACHservices.org

the tarrant county mystery. by Dr. Wayne Carson, CEO

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exas recently published data about statewide child abuse and neglect in 2011, and if it were a novel, it would be classified as a mystery. Tarrant County does not fare well in the story. Tarrant County continues to have the state’s second highest number of child

abuse victims, with 5,888 confirmed cases of child abuse. More children were abused in Tarrant County than in Dallas or Harris counties, despite Harris County having almost three times more children. The only county with more abused children was Bexar County, home to San Antonio. The mystery compounds when considering the ultimate victims – those children who lost their lives because of abuse. Eight children suffered this fate in Tarrant County, which is thankfully a decline over the previous year’s 18 deaths. But Dallas had 30 child abuse-related deaths and Houston had 38. Tarrant County’s child abuse-related death rate was by far the lowest of Dallas, Harris or Bexar counties last year.

As always – thank you. You wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t care, and we couldn’t do our work without you.

But what does all this data mean? It could mean that Tarrant County is doing a better job identifying victims and getting help for these children. It could mean that abuse is less frequent but more severe in other counties. 2010 may have just been a statistical outlier. But the problem is that the answers are not clear, and getting these answers is a challenge much bigger than ACH. Texas desperately needs to understand what is happening, so that good decisions can be made about how precious state funds are used. Prevention funding has already been reduced, and the outlook for the next two years is bleak – with a shortfall in the neighborhood of $17 billion projected for the overall state budget. ACH will continue to ask for answers to these issues, and my blog (www.ACHservices.org/blog.html) will provide regular updates. Despite these issues, the lives of children and families are being impacted in very meaningful ways every day at ACH. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we will once again present our annual Lend A Hand Luncheon to raise awareness and advocacy for our community’s abused and neglected children. Help us save lives, save families and make Tarrant County a better place to live for us all. There are hundreds of ways you can make a difference in the lives of children. Visit us at www.ACHservices.org/lend-a-hand.html to find one that works for you!

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very child deserves a home where love, security and acceptance are a reality, not just a dream. At ACH, we work to help abused and neglected

children find a permanent home and a family they can call their own: A Forever Home. Over the years we have helped place hundreds of abused and neglected children in foster homes where they were able to experience the love of a family – right when they needed it most. But while foster care provides a wonderful transitional environment, our long-term goal is to provide each of these children with a family they can call their own – for the rest of their lives. Which is why, back in September of 2008, we expanded our service options to include not only foster care, but adoptions. It began in the most logical place, with those foster care families who wanted to make the children under their care a permanent part of their families. Then we added matched adoptions, helping place children in the homes of non-foster families. Last year, ACH facilitated the adoption of 23 children. But there is more work to be done. In 2011, 220 children were waiting for adoption (children who were legally free for adoption and not yet in the intended permanent placement) in Tarrant County, and families wanting to adopt teenagers were particularly in need.

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“I have been blessed over the past 16 years to help hundreds of families come together through Adoption, by placing the right child with the right family. Every child deserves to have a family of their own, who will protect, guide and nurture them. I am blessed to be a small part of helping make families through ACH.” “The Marshalls are a shining example of how when you place the right child, (in their case, the right children) with the right family, it all works harmoniously.”

– Stella R. Maggs, LMSW-IPR, LCPAA, Adoption Program Manager Top: Tifflynn with doll. Middle: Tiffany, Jake, Tifflynn and Doug. Bottom: Tifflynn.

the Marshalls: Tiffany, Doug, Jake and Tifflynn Tiffany and Doug Marshall were high school sweethearts and have been married for 20 years. They both come from loving and close-knit families and always wanted children. They spent 15 years trying to have their own children, but eventually came to terms that that would not be possible for them. For several years they considered adoption and were compelled to learn more about the hundreds of children locally that had experienced abuse or neglect and were in need of families.

Tiffany and Doug marvel at how their lives have worked out. They now have two beautiful, loving children and the family they always wanted. “We want to live up to why we have them and give them every opportunity that we had and more.” – Tiffany and Doug Marshall

They attended a meeting at a local church where they were introduced to ACH. Tiffany and Doug were anxious about the process and had a ton of questions and concerns. An ACH Foster Care/Adoption specialist walked them through the process, giving them advice and support, and they became licensed with ACH to foster to adopt. In 2010, they welcomed their first foster child, Jake, into their home. Jake was only 18 months old and couldn’t talk at all when he first arrived, but it only took him a few short weeks to fit right in and begin to thrive. The Marshalls were a little scared: concerned that they would get too attached to Jake and that he would eventually be taken from them. But after meeting the Marshalls, Jake’s biological mother gave up her parental rights, telling Tiffany that they could do something for Jake that she couldn’t. In November of last year, Jake was officially adopted by the Marshalls. A few short weeks later, Tifflynn, 21 months old, was placed with them and her adoption is now pending. Child Protective Services picked the Marshalls from a pool of 80 families that wanted to adopt her. The Marshalls: Jake, Tiffany, Tifflynn and Doug.  /ACHchildandfamily

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doption is a big step and requires careful thought and planning. There are a lot of factors to consider when adopting, including the age and gender of the child, their past family history, possible health or medical conditions, timing, and assimilation issues, as well as separation anxiety concerns. One of the

most important first steps is determining whether adoption is right for you and your family. We can assist you in this important evaluation process, but ultimately the decision is up to you. A great first step in this process is deciding whether you meet the qualifications.

qualifications for adoption: Because the role of an adoptive parent is so important, the following qualifications must be met before you can even be considered as a candidate: • Capacity to love and nurture children • Can be married, single or divorced • High school diploma or GED • At least 21 years of age • Legal U.S. resident • Texas driver’s license, proof of insurance and dependable vehicle • Must have a working telephone • In good or well-managed health • Maintain financial self-sufficiency • Have adequate sleeping space • Stability – no major transitions within the last year • Demonstrate an open and accepting attitude of persons from different cultures, family backgrounds and life experiences, with openness to long-term and short-term care

adoption requirements: All potential adoptive parents must be U.S. citizens, at least 21 years of age, financially stable, and responsible mature adults. They must also complete the following requirements: Home study – includes an inspection of your home, background, financial stability, parenting skills, marriage (if applicable), and other aspects of your life. Background check – all adults in your home will need to complete a criminal history background check, as well as an abuse and neglect check. Training – potential adoptive parents are required to complete 30 hours of pre-service curriculum, developed by ACH, which incorporates many models. The ACH adoption program provides adoptive families with all the tools they need to make an educated adoption decision, as well as the resources to incorporate their new child into their family successfully, including invaluable insights on attachment principles,

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trauma informed care, and grief and loss. The adoption staff utilize these treatment models to assess behaviors and needs, and to develop services for the child and adoptive family. As part of the ACH family, you’ll be a vital team member helping make important decisions about a child’s life. You’ll work alongside your Adoption Specialist and Child Protective Services to ensure that the health, educational, recreational and therapeutic needs of the child you adopt are met. You’ll be able to tap into nearly a century’s worth of experience helping children and families.

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5,888 children were victims

of child abuse in Tarrant County last year. The second highest number of victims in the state.

Without help, the long-term impact of abuse and neglect on children can prevent them from living healthy, productive lives. Abused and neglected children… •a  re twice as likely to drop out of high school

• s uffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome at a rate double that of recent war veterans

• s truggle to hold jobs and support themselves financially

•a  re more likely to become parents at a young age

• are more likely to rely on public assistance

•a  re more likely to enter the criminal justice system

•e  xperience homelessness at a much greater rate than peers •a  re at higher risk for long-term mental and physical health problems

Tarrant County 2011 child population: 491,551 rate of child abuse: 12.0 (per 1,000) confirmed victims: 5,888 children died from abuse: 8 children in substitute care: 2,085

Show them you care! Lend a H.A.N.D. – make a pledge of action today at www.achservices.org/lend-a-hand

children entered substitute care: 762 children in foster care: 1,657

or scan the code to make your pledge.

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Home Improvements rebuilding futures for children and families

Wichita Street Campus Project update

Playground named Chesapeake Energy Park. A generous contribution from Chesapeake Energy recently propelled the campaign to a total of $8.3 million raised towards the $9.5 million goal. In honor of their generosity, ACH will name the future playground on the Wichita Street Campus the Chesapeake Energy Park.

“It is an honor for us to provide the funds to

The park will provide critical recreation and relaxation space for the more than 20,000 visitors to our campus each year, including our clients, volunteers and staff. The park will be built in the center of the Wichita Street Campus and will be the only construction in the center of the property. It will connect and unify the property into a pedestrian campus. The park will feature two age-specific play areas, as well as swings, shading and seating.

gas industry. It is our privilege to improve the

build Chesapeake Energy Park on the campus of ACH. The park is made possible because of our ability to operate in the Barnett Shale in partnership with the thousands of lessors and supporters of Chesapeake and the natural quality of life for all who live in this community, and to have the opportunity to make life better for those children and families who are victims of abuse, neglect and family separation.” – Heather Scoggins Community Relations Supervisor

Goal: $9,500,000

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Raised To Date: $8,300,000

• Mallick  Family Administration Building Dedication Tuesday, June 5

• Rees-Jones  Family Residential Building Dedication Thursday, September 20

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Home Improvements rebuilding futures for children and families

Home Improvements Capital Campaign donations through January 17, 2012. We gratefully acknowledge the following donors for their generosity and support of Protecting Children and Preserving Families today and tomorrow. visionary $1,000,000+

friend $10,000-$24,999

Paul E. Andrews, Jr. Foundation Amon G. Carter Foundation Julie and Glenn Davidson Valerie and Michael Mallick The Rees-Jones Foundation

Pat O’Neal

Margaret Wall Augustat Ms. Roxanne J. Boyd in honor of Karen Webb Rainwater Communities Foundation of Texas Esther and Will Courtney in memory of Mrs. Emily Bird and Mary Frances St. John Lisa and David Fischer Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gale Charlie Galupi and Barbara Clark-Galupi in honor of Meta Inez Bryan Larry, Kathy, Kyle, Emily, Blake, Austin, Wyatt and Kyleigh Howell Mrs. Corinne Hulsey Lynn and Nat O’Day

champion $100,000-$249,999

teacher $5,000-$9,999

Larry and Tiffany Autrey Gregory A. and Laura E. Bird Foundation Chesapeake Energy Corporation Bonnie and Alan Petsche Kathy and Arnold Petsche in honor of Glenn and Julie Davidson Sid W. Richardson Foundation Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation Valerie and Dub Stocker Mary Lou and Malcolm Street Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust – Bank of America Trustee

Tasa and Frank Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Gregory A. Bird Vickie and Wayne Carson Katie and Jeff Farmer Brenda and Jim King Jennifer and John Nash Mr. Joe Pacetti in honor of Valerie and Michael Mallick Dr. Steven and Melisa Schultz Robert and Amanda Simpson Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sloane Brigit and Bert Thompson Beverley B. Wallace in memory of Mrs. Emily Bird, Mrs. Emily Loving Downs and Mary Frances St. John Rhonda and Lloyd Walsh Mr. and Mrs. Mark Weimer

guardian $500,000-$999,999 William and Catherine Bryce Memorial Trust – JP Morgan Trustee Cheryl and Fred Moore

hero $250,000-$499,999

advocate $50,000-$99,999 Anonymous Louise and Frank Carvey in honor of Mr. F.S. “Ben” Gunn W.K. Gordon, Jr. Foundation QuikTrip Corporation The Roach Foundation, Inc. in honor of Lou Ann Blaylock William E. Scott Foundation

family $25,000-$49,999 Ninnie L. Baird Foundation Karen Haun Barlow Lou Ann Blaylock BNSF Foundation Lynn and Cam Newman Mr. and Mrs. Toby W. Owen Peggy and Jim Rhodes

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neighbor $1,000-$4,999 Mr. Harry M. Brants Wendy and Bill Buechele Judy and Jerry Cagle Community Development Institute in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cyrier Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Davidson in honor of Glenn and Julie Davidson Mrs. Lori Roach Davis in memory of Mary Ann Morgan Gracey Lisa and Ben J. Fortson, III in honor of Glenn and Julie Davidson Cherrie and Kenneth Garrett Congresswoman Kay Granger Elizabeth and Randall Hatley Paula and Earl J. Hoover, Jr. Leah and Barry King Dana and Jacob Rosenstein

Dr. Steven and Melisa Schultz in honor of Maloree and Bob Banks and in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff and Mr. John F. Tinsley John Tinsley Beth Zimmerman

supporter up to $999 Ann E. Ahearne in memory of Mary Frances St. John Mr. Scot Anderson in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Madell Bailey in memory of Mary Frances St. John Marilyn and Byron Baird in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ms. Kim Baldwin in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff and Ronald Alan Kohls Suzanne and Wesley Ball in memory of Mary Frances St. John Karen Haun Barlow in memory of Mary Frances St. John Carolyn K. Batts in memory of Mary Frances St. John Paula and Charles Blackmon in memory of Mary Frances St. John Toni and Tommy Boswell in honor of Glenn and Julie Davidson Roxanne J. Boyd in memory of Mary Frances St. John Robert, Bret and LeAnn Burdette in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Diana and Ramiro Cavazos in memory of Mary Frances St. John Sylvia Cearley in memory of Mary Frances St. John Mary and Dean Cleghorn in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mr. and Mrs. Matt Collard in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Betty and Bob J. Crow in memory of Mr. James B. Barlow and Mary Frances St. John Sally and Brien Culver Mr. and Mrs. Mark Cyrier in memory of Mary Frances St. John Mr. Frank Dansby Carl B. Downs in memory of Mary Frances St. John Nancy H. Dozier in memory of Mary Frances St. John Linda and David Elsey in memory of Mr. John F. Tinsley Lindy Pitcock Eubank Kenneth C. Foose in memory of Mary Frances St. John Donor listing is continued on page 19.

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Christmas

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e would like to thank the hundreds of caring supporters and volunteers who helped make the 2011 holiday season special for the children and families served by ACH. Your caring spirit was reflected in the joy and excitement on the faces of the children, and by the relief that many families felt from

the burden that the holiday season can mean for them. Thank you for making another Christmas magical for our children, youth and families, and we are deeply appreciative of your generous spirit.

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Our annual Santa’s Workshop gives our children and youth the opportunity to shop for and wrap gifts for their loved ones. They thoroughly enjoyed being able to pick out items to wrap and give to their family and friends. For many of these children and youth, this year was the first time they were able to experience the joy of giving during the holidays. Without the help of our sponsor, volunteers and staff, Santa’s Workshop would not have been a success. Thank you, Virtuoso, Ltd., for sponsoring the party again this year! Also, thank you to the many volunteers and staff who gave their time to help these children and youth shop and wrap!

ACH thanks you for your support last Christmas

ACH youth enjoying his new bike from Santa!

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ACH was truly blessed during the 2011 holiday season. This time of year reveals the spirit of giving in so many people in our community, and we were incredibly fortunate to have many wonderful “Santa’s Helpers” to provide a special Christmas for the 250+ children who depend on us during this time. We are indebted to all of you, our Angels, during the holidays. “Thank you” cannot fully express our gratitude to everyone who helped out last December, from providing gifts from our children’s wish lists to organizing toy drives to providing parties and much more. You provided a joyful Christmas for the children in our care, many of whom have not experienced a Christmas like that before. It was such a blessing to see the jubilation in their faces when they participated in parties and received their gifts from Santa. THANK YOU for giving them the Christmas that we could never have provided without your help! www.ACHservices.org

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donor listings The following individuals, corporations and organizations “adopted” children and youth in our programs and purchased Christmas gifts from their Wish Lists.

individuals: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Adams Mr. Sergio Arcipreste Ms. Kate Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Ball Ms. Doreen Barnes Mr. Ellis Basham Ms. Elizabeth Batton Mr. Robert D. Benda Jeremy and Elisha Black Mr. Jonathan B. Black and Ms. Kassie Brown Ms. Lou Ann Blaylock Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan R. Bonnell Ms. Laurie Brown and Ms. Lindie Hart Ms. Lisa Burger Ms. Kaitlin Burgess Ms. Bianca Burgos Mr. Dennis Campbell Mr. and Mrs. James H. Campbell Ms. Heather Caradine Ms. Sarah Cordell Mr. and Mrs. Carl Crum Mr. and Mrs. Derrick Dameron Ms. Kayse Dukes Ms. Yashira Erazo

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Ms. Marisol Febles Mr. and Mrs. Patrick D. Gotcher Mr. and Mrs. Dale Guess Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hall Ms. Lisa Hall Pat Hammer and Greg Housewirth Ms. Traci Hancock Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Hatley, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Heinrich Hooten Family Ms. Krystal Howard Mr. Ben Hoyt Mr. and Mrs. Jack Huff Ms. Hilda Jackson Ms. Melanie James Mr. and Mrs. Bob Jobe Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Keller Mr. and Mrs. Jim King Mr. Nicholas Lamis Ms. Cristine Lammers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lark Mr. and Mrs. Tim Love Mrs. Barbara Lundgren Mr. and Mrs. Larry Magers Ms. Melinda Mayben Ms. Heather McAllister and Mr. Mike McCown The McClain Family Mr. Brandon McNiel Ms. Vanessa Mendez Kevin Mercurio Ms. Joy Milton Mr. Jonathan Mock Mr. Christian Moreno Ms. Ana Murillo Ms. Darlene Murillo Ms. Maria Nava Mr. and Mrs. Cam Newman Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Niemann Bukola Ogunani Ms. Nataliya Oliynyk Ms. Anna Peacock Mr. and Mrs. Donald Peltier Ms. Kelly Pitman Mr. Kyle Poulson Ms. Tamara L. Pruna Mr. and Mrs. James Rainbolt Ms. Liana Randel Ms. Kathleen Reynolds-Tarnowski Mr. and Mrs. Craig Rogers Ms. Jennifer Sanchez Ms. Lynn Sargent

Ms. Kim Satz Ms. Melissa Schierloh Ms. Shana Schlabach Mr. Randall Schmidt Dr. and Mrs. Steve Schultz Ms. Sherryl Simdon and Ms. Lydia Hudson Dolores and Ashley Sisk Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Slavin Kulvinder Stamper Ms. Jennifer Starr Ms. Kim Stutzman Ms. Pam Swinnea Dr. and Mrs. David Teitelbaum Mr. and Mrs. Kollin Terrell Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Bert Thompson Mr. Dennis Tipton Ms. Teresa Turner Mr. Matthew Upchurch Ms. Gaby Villa Ms. Melissa Wakefield Mr. and Mrs. Brett Wassell Ms. Gena Wooten Ms. Tammy Wyatt

corporations and organizations: All Saints Episcopal Church American Airlines Amigos Restoration Amon Carter Museum of American Art Amon Carter-Riverside High School Anton Jacobs Architects Inc. Arborlawn United Methodist Church Arlington Adventist Church Community Bank First Baptist Church Arlington Fortson Oil Company Hammer and Associates Hiley Auto Group Independence Medical Keene and Associates Marketing Management, Inc. Mental Health Mental Retardation of Tarrant County Pier 1 Imports Rocker B Investments Wells Fargo

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The following individuals, corporations and organizations supported ACH children and youth this Christmas by providing toys and/or clothes.

individuals:

corporations and organizations:

Ms. Shannon Barnes Ms. Michelle Bingham Mr. Doug Blair and Ms. Melodi Polvadore Ms. Deb Brekken Melvin and Margie Burns Mr. Michael Christensen and Family Ms. Debra Cline Ms. Veronica Coronado and Family Mr. and Mrs. Glenn K. Davidson Ms. Kristi Falcone Mr. and Mrs. Walter Floyd Ms. Jazmin Garza Ms. Reyna Hernandez Mr. and Mrs. James Hubbard, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Huff Mr. and Mrs. Rick Humprey Mrs. Sandi Keeney Mr. and Mrs. Lucio Loredo Ms. Amy McClanahan Mr. and Mrs. Charles McVicker Vickie Williams, Doug Molden and Dwayne Molden Ms. Janice Mosek Mrs. Toni Nolan Mr. Antonio Palacios Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Roloff Ms. Taylor Rutz Matthew and T.J. Stowe Ms. Valerie Valentine-Heath Mr. and Mrs. Princeton E. Williams Ms. Glenda Wind Mr. John Wind Mr. Todd Wind

Christmas is for Children Jetta Operating Company, Inc. Mansfield Girls Softball Association Mt. Olive Ministry Center Pitch In and Help Out Monica Salazar Photography Samaritan House Tarrant County College Templo Bautista Emmanuel Thomas Rubber Stamp Co., Inc. Walker Creek Elementary

Toni Nolan (left) generously donated coats and games. Accepting the coats is Julie Brown, ACH Staff.

Special thanks to Anne Mason, who provided decorations for the Andrews Family Welcome Center.

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volunteer highlights ACH Child and Family Services was so fortunate to have more than 100 volunteers donate their time and energy during the 2011 holiday season. We couldn’t have accomplished such a successful Christmas for the children in our care without the support of all of these volunteers! Here are the ways our volunteers helped during the holidays: • Provided assistance to children at Santa’s Workshop. These volunteers helped the children shop, wrap gifts and have fun! • Decked the halls and trimmed the tree, creating a festive Christmas environment at ACH facilities • Did crafts with the children • Shopped for gifts for specific children • Sorted gifts we had received for each child • Wrapped gifts for the children from Santa • “Undecked” the halls after the holidays had come to a close

Pictured L to R: Lynn Newman, Laura Jack, Kate Bailey and Andy Sewell decked the halls before Christmas!

For more information about volunteer opportunities, please call 682.432.1131. You can also visit our website at www.ACHservices.org for more details. Thank you to all of the dedicated volunteers we had this holiday season. We couldn’t have made Christmas so special without you!

individuals: Jayden Abston Luke Alexander Frank Anderson Heath Anderson Pat Anderson Kate Bailey Stephanie Bird Breana Blackburn Lou Ann Blaylock Stacey Blind Margaret Boese Chaley Brickey Donna Brown Cathy Buckingham Kaitlin Burgess Pam Cannell Elizabeth Carothers Tianti Carter Taylor Castilleja Rosa Castillo Julie Catt Michelle Cisneros Christine Coleman Janet Collard Anthony Covarrubio Meagan Dennison Avis Evins Jennifer Finnell Lexi Finnell Zuzana Garcia Lindsay Gilbert Sheldon Hair Tyler Hair Chase Hamilton Julie Hatch Liz Hatley Aaron Hedrick Diana Heilman  /ACHchildandfamily

Pierce Hellman Hunter Huddleston Leanne Huff Jayson Hunter Melissa Hunter Loan Huynh Laura Jack Missy James Sharon James Carolyn Johnson Destiny Johnson Miracle Johnson Tara Johnson Doug Jones Karen Kearby Mandy Kearby Chris and Paula Kennedy Jim and Brenda King Diana Kuritz Shelby Liebel Amy Liegl Margie Loeb Lucio and Lauren Loredo Family Cheri Maddox Tasha McGhie Cary Meiners Trey Mitchell Avery Mullendore Leslie Murray Carla Nevarez Lynn Newman Robert and Kelly Pacleb Abraham Ollervides Alli Perez Nathan Poag Aaron Proctor Alexandria Pruitt Dana Pruitt Kelly Pruitt Benedict Reyes Bethany Salidvar Kim Satz Kelley Schillo Steve and Melisa Schultz Brandon Searle Erin Semprun Andy and Deb Sewell Jeri Sharp

Megan Sheriff Brigette Small Eric Stalee Richard Standerfer Mason Starks Toly Stefvovick Debi Stewart Kirk Tidwell Troy Tidwell Tyler Tidwell Wren Tidwell Candice Tijerina Sara Todd Cathy Tracy Chloe Tracy Victoria Tracy Krisi Trampe Kathleen Wernicke Ben Witt Mary Witt Kym Young Kaitlin Zurich

groups: Farmers Insurance Fort Worth Christian School GM Financial Nolan Catholic High School

Pictured L to R: Stephanie Bird and Rosa Castillo volunteered at the sign-in table at Santa’s Workshop. ACH. protecting children. preserving families. since 1915.

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wedding success!

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ur second year of business at Belltower Chapel & Garden wrapped up with great success. In 2011, we proudly hosted 143 events, brought an estimated 17,000 guests to ACH’s Wichita Street Campus, and provided nearly 1,400 hours of economic empowerment and supportive employment to 12 ACH clients. And we are pleased

to announce that in our second year of operations, Belltower turned a profit that was used to support the annual operations of ACH’s programs! We anticipate even more growth this year – plans are underway for developing new products and packages to supplement our venue rental options. wedding spotlight:

Melody and Doug Blair – December 11, 2011 The bride and groom asked their guests to bring unwrapped toys for the children at ACH Child and Family Services in lieu of wedding gifts. The new games and toys contributed to ACH’s ability to provide Christmas gifts to the children served in its programs. CONGRATULATIONS, and THANK YOU, Mr. and Mrs. Blair!

Doug and Melody Blair with their gift table.

Belltower buzz – what our clients are saying: “Thank you for making Jessica and Jim’s wedding and reception so memorable. Everything was beautiful and we really appreciated all your help and advice. The ceremony in the Belltower Chapel was lovely and we had a wonderful time during the reception. Thank you so much for making everything run so smoothly. We received many compliments on the location and would heartily recommend the Belltower as a wonderful wedding venue. Thank you again for making the day so special.”

– Carolyn Edge

“I just want to thank you and all of your staff for making Elizabeth’s wedding so wonderful. I heard so many comments about how beautiful Belltower is – and they are right! Good cause, beautiful chapel – who could ask for a more perfect wedding venue? You have been a dream to work with and I just can’t say enough good things about what a great experience we’ve had with you. Thanks again!” – Marcia Dyche

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very special thank you to our friends who have made monetary and in-kind contributions that benefit the children, youth and families served by ACH Child and Family Services. The following gifts were received between October 26, 2011 and December 31, 2011.

individuals:

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Angelidis Ms. Melissa W. Ansley* Ms. Mary Jane Ayers Mr. C. B. Baird, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Doug Baron Mr. Gerald G. Bednarik Mr. and Mrs. William W. Braymen Mr. and Mrs. Sol I. Brody* Ms. Christine Buckley Mr. and Mrs. William K. Carson Mr. Amon G. Carter III Mr. and Mrs. Derrel Chappell Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clark* Mrs. Carolyn Clayton Ms. Holly Clifford Mr. and Mrs. Monti Clower Mr. and Mrs. Cody Cofer Mr. James E. Coleman, Jr. Ms. Mattie Compton Ms. Rose K. Cook Ms. Rosalie Cyrier Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Darner* Ms. Angela K. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. DeBerry Mr. and Mrs. Paul B. Dobbs, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Maynard C. Dyson* Mr. and Mrs. David V. Ekstrom Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Ellis Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Eppstein Mr. and Mrs. John Fant Mr. Michael J. Farrell Mr. Robert Folzenlogen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Fontanetta Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fowlkes Ms. Christina Garland Mr. and Mrs. Gary F. Goble Dr. Daniel A. Goggin Mr. and Mrs. Steve Goode Mr. and Mrs. Joe Greenslade* Dr. Steven E. Greer and Dr. H. Deborah L. Pennett Ms. Marilyn K. Griffith* Mr. Kyle Gross Mr. and Mrs. David C. Haley Ms. Rona Halm Mr. Timothy Hardeman* Ms. Julie Hatch Mr. and Mrs. Larry F. Heath Dr. and Mrs. O. Z. Helmer Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Higham* Mr. Richard Hoefer Ms. Mary Jane Hooper Ms. Susan Hurry Ms. Elesha R. Jackson* Mr. Troy G. Jacob* Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Jenke Mr. Stephen Johns Mr. Derrick Johnson Ms. Sherri Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones Mr. Edgar Keltner, Jr. Mrs. Kay Kimbrough

Ms. Barbara K. Kinard* Ms. Paula Koehn and Mr. John Libby Mr. Enrique Lares Mrs. Mary K. Laughbaum Mr. and Mrs. Dana Lauritsen Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lawrence Mr. Stanley F. Lewiecki Mrs. Annette Lowry Mrs. Mary Markland Ms. Anita Marshall Ms. Mindy Mauldin Mr. and Mrs. Ted Mayo III The Curt and Bonnie McClymond Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of North Texas Ms. Ellen Meines Mr. and Mrs. B. Thomas Miller, Jr.* Mr. and Mrs. Larry Milrany Mr. Robert M. Moon Roivon Moore Mr. and Mrs. Stephen S. Mosher Ms. Emily Nash Ms. Emily Nichols Dr. and Mrs. Alan A. Norman Mr. and Mrs. John G. O’Connor Mr. Tom W. Ozee* Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parmelee Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Patterson Ms. Sarah A. Pedersen Mr. and Mrs. John F. Pergande Mr. and Mrs. James J. Perry Mr. Michael Ramsey Ms. Janie Rector Mr. Vernon Rew, Jr. Mr. Daniel Rioux Mr. David H. Ritz Ms. Brandy Robinson Ms. Carmalita Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh R. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Mark Russell Mr. Blake D. Schooler Dr. and Mrs. D. Schuster Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Self Mr. Michael Sessions Ms. Ashley Shuford Mr. and Mrs. John Siehling* Mr. and Mrs. Andy Sims Mr. Barry G. Smith Mrs. Virginia Stocker Ms. Margaret Thill Ms. Hope Tinsley Mr. and Mrs. John Vallance Mr. Jon-Michael O. Walters* Ms. Anastacia Wang Ms. Rhonda K. Watson Ms. Debbie West Mr. Brian J. Willett Mr. Mike Wilson Ms. Anna Wolf Mr. and Mrs. William Woody* Mr. and Mrs. Andrew L. Zoota

Legacy Society. Giving to ACH Child and Family Services through your estate plans is an important way to ensure that your legacy of compassion for protecting children and preserving families lives on. Have you considered how ACH can fit into your estate plans? To honor those who have made arrangements to support ACH in their estate plans, ACH is pleased to announce the Legacy Society. Donors who have made estate gifts or who have chosen to inform ACH of their intentions will be honored in permanent recognition for their support on the new ACH Wichita Street Campus. We are extremely grateful to the following individuals for their legacy of commitment to children and families: Jonathan Y. Ballard William S. Carter C. J. Davidson Veeta Hammond Davidson Muriel Pemberton Dowe Vera Turbeville Edlebrook Dean Louise Fitz-Patrick K. Merle Fuller Mary I. Gourley Norma Rutledge Grammer Fay F. Hubbard Frances Elizabeth Coker Jenning Rose Lafferty Mary and John W. Lutz Inez Mayfield Mrs. Marion Neeley Nettles James Herold Page, Jr. Irl Sandidge, Sr.

Ella F. Scarbrough Garrett M. Smith Mary Finley Snowden Eusebia S. Stonestreet Josephine C. Teel J. Garland Tillar Jean B. Wakefield Minerva Louise Waldron Alice Walker James C. Wilson Katherine Kirk Wilson

Please contact Barbara Clark-Galupi at 817.886.7102 or [email protected] if you would like more information on including ACH Child and Family Services in your estate plans.

*Denotes multiple gifts during the giving period. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If an error has occurred, please accept our sincerest apologies and let us know of our mistake by contacting Tina Casey at [email protected] or 682.432.1120.

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gifts that make a difference (cont.)

Thank you to Cash America who awarded ACH a check totaling $25,218.06 as a result of their golf tournament in October. We appreciate your steadfast support! Pictured L to R: Paula Koehn, Hillary Bessinger, Jodie Mooty, Jeff Cullum and Jeanne Timko.

corporations, foundations and organizations: Bank of America Fort Worth BBVA Compass Cash America International, Inc. Chalk Mountain Services of Texas LLC Colonial Charities Colonial Country Club Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of North Texas Costco*

honorariums:

in honor of

Mr. and Mrs. Neils Agather Mrs. Janie Beggs Chandler Autrey Mrs. Doris Autrey Leslie and Corey Autrey Mrs. Doris Autrey Landon Autrey Mrs. Doris Autrey Lane Autrey Mrs. Doris Autrey Tiffany and Larry Autrey Mrs. Doris Autrey Lou Ann Blaylock The Roach Foundation, Inc. Dr. and Mrs. William Bonnell Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Walsh The Cagle Family Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker Dr. Wayne K. Carson Mr. and Mrs. Rob Sisk Dr. and Mrs. Wayne K. Carson Ms. Marilyn M. Proctor John Allen Chalk, Sr. Mr. Lee F. Christie Mr. Mark Cleveland SafeGuard Data Storage Mr. and Mrs. Robert Click Mrs. Janie Beggs

ACH proudly accepts a check from Colonial Charities for $5,572.01. Thank you for your many years of support! Pictured L to R: Jeff Moten, Colonial Country Club President, Hillary Bessinger and Chuck Scherer, Tournament Chairman.

The Discovery Fund Epsilon Lambda of Delta Kappa Gamma Fort Worth Masonic Service Bureau GoodSearch Employees of Kitchell Corporation Kubes Jewelers, Inc. Metro SW Disposal Well #1 LTD MissionFish Morgan Development and Supply LTD The Morris Foundation Nancy & Ted Paup Family Charitable Fund Pepsico Foundation Matching Program

Polytechnic United Methodist Women Vivienne Redlich Charitable Trust – JP Morgan Chase Trustee Ridglea Christian Church River Oaks Masonic Lodge #1311 Rockpointe Church* Shared Community Benefit Foundation* Nancy and John Snyder Foundation* Teague Lumber Company United Way of Sarasota County, Inc. Wells Fargo

Dr. Cristobal Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Michalove Dierdre and Wes Cunningham Mr. and Mrs. Jerome W. Lubin Joanie and Toby Darden Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patton, Jr. Double Eagle Electric Employees Mr. Marshall Johnson and Mr. Jimmy Moore Mr. Scott Engle SafeGuard Data Storage Family and Friends Rosie and Mike Moncrief Ms. Peggy Freeby Craddock Moving and Storage Miss Meta S. Galupi Mr. and Mrs. Louis Galupi Chisam Gant Ms. Heather Russell Cami and John Goff Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patton, Jr. Mr. Kelly Greer SafeGuard Data Storage Chief Jack Gulledge Mr. Anthony C. Tomaino Mr. Stan Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Detwiler Stan and Jean Harrell Mr. and Mrs. Bobby D. Whitt Mr. Mark Hill SafeGuard Data Storage Krugerrand Hollins SafeGuard Data Storage

Mrs. Corinne Hulsey Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hulsey III Donna Jones Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patton, Jr. Janet and Bob Judd Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ross Bess Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Stephens Jared Lyda Mrs. Doris Autrey Kim and Jay Lyda Mrs. Doris Autrey Morgan Lyda Mrs. Doris Autrey Mr. Ken Magee SafeGuard Data Storage Valerie Mallick Ms. Lynne Thompson Ellen F. Meines Mrs. Virginia C. Martin Mr. C.B. Moncrief Craddock Moving and Storage Rosie and Mike Moncrief Mr. and Mrs. Scott Elliott Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Goodwin Ms. Dena Harper Ms. Taylor Lee Mr. and Mrs. William C. Lindstrom III Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mason Ms. Connie McCulloch Ms. Sonja A. Silva Mr. and Mrs. Tyler G. Traver

*Denotes multiple gifts during the giving period. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If an error has occurred, please accept our sincerest apologies and let us know of our mistake by contacting Tina Casey at [email protected] or 682.432.1120.

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gifts that make a difference (cont.) Ms. Prissy Moore Craddock Moving and Storage Lynn and Cam Newman Mr. and Mrs. Gary C. Jack Ms. Roxanne Penix Craddock Moving and Storage Mr. and Mrs. Tim Petrus Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Tucker Pastor Jo Ponder Mr. and Mrs. Glen Good Carol and Robert Pulido Dr. and Mrs. Ramiro D. Cavazos Michelle and Tom Purvis Mr. and Mrs. David E. Parker Mr. Doug Richards Craddock Moving and Storage

Dr. Robin Roberts Mrs. Janie Beggs Mr. Tom Rubenstein SafeGuard Data Storage Ms. Betty Sauber SafeGuard Data Storage Edward Schollmaier Craddock Moving and Storage Mrs. Melisa Schultz Mr. Fernando Costa and Ms. Ann Baca Mr. Russell Stubbs SafeGuard Data Storage Becca Stupfel Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Patton, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Jack Terry Mr. and Mrs. Glen Good

memorials:

Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Moss Ms. Brenda Oldfield Ms. Suzanne Murray Raymond* Ms. Amanda O. Thompson Ms. Denice Trevino Chief Dennis Root Mr. Anthony C. Tomaino Mary Frances St. John Ms. Madell Bailey Lil Symoniak Mr. and Mrs. Randall L. Hatley, Sr. Mrs. Sheila Uhr Mr. William T. Uhr Jennifer Westhoff Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hoffer

in memory of Kathy Dennis Mrs. Carolyn Howard Mary Ann Dorris Mrs. Kristen McClure Mr. Louie Jones Mrs. Clinton Kelley Mr. and Mrs. William D. Murray Vernell Mari Mr. James M. Allen* Jayme Raymond Ms. Laura D. Bankston Ms. Melissa Forsythe Ms. Pamela Harper Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Magallanes

gifts in kind Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Alberts Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Bates Container Ms. Tabitha Biery Careity Foundation Children’s Courtyard – Keller Cousin’s Bar-B-Q, Inc. Elizabeth Smith Elementary Epsilon Lambda of Delta Kappa Gamma Mr. and Mrs. Kim Fantroy Ms. Marisol Febles Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gerrish Mr. Michael Graves Mr. Billy Gray Ms. Kristin Hadawi Ms. Trinae Hall Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Jacob Mr. and Mrs. Jim Jones Junior League of Fort Worth, Inc. Ms. LaVone Kendrick Mr. Mike Marks Mr. and Mrs. Creighton Maynard Mrs. Jerlene C. McQuerry

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& Ad opti on

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moore Mr. and Mrs. Emmett M. Murphy North Central Ballet R & R Trucking Mr. Jim Sager Brenda S. Smith, RN Mr. Kirk Tidwell Total Pandemonium Mr. and Mrs. Alex Toufanpur Dr. and Mrs. William E. Tucker United Artists Cinema – Eastchase*

adopt a new attitude ACH foster care and adoption

*Denotes multiple gifts during the giving period. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. If an error has occurred, please accept our sincerest apologies and let us know of our mistake by contacting Tina Casey at [email protected] or 682.432.1120.

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ACH receives awards thanks to staff. Safe Place

Skill Builders

Thanks to our Safe Place Coordinator, Lois Loeffler, ACH was awarded a certificate of appreciation from National Safe Place for completing 100% of our annual Safe Place Site Checks in 2011.

Thanks to our Skill Builders program staff, Sabrina Rickman and Jerica Dewey, ACH was awarded a certificate of appreciation in recognition of participation in the Community Resource Program for the City of Arlington Municipal Court.

The Safe Place program in Tarrant County makes it possible for youth in crisis to get help fast at 244 stationary sites (QuikTrip stores, fire stations, libraries, community centers, etc.) and 177 mobile sites (The T bus service). Annual Safe Place Site Checks ensure that signs and materials are properly displayed and site employees are informed and trained on response procedures when a youth in trouble walks into their site and asks for help.

Since 2002, Skill Builders has worked with the Arlington Municipal Court to provide skills-based groups that help youth develop the confidence and skills necessary to successfully handle challenging situations, and to better understand anger and the role it may play in conflicts with their families, schools and others. This year, Skill Builders will also work with the Arlington Municipal Court to provide groups that help youth overcome challenges in order to reduce truancy. The Arlington Municipal Court refers approximately 300 youth a year to Skill Builders.

To learn more about Safe Place and Skill Builders, visit our website at www.ACHservices.org.

funding partners We are grateful to the following contractees and grantors for their support of the programs and services of ACH Child and Family Services. contractee:

services purchased

MHMR of Tarrant County

Crisis Respite (Emergency Youth Shelter)

MHMR of Tarrant County

In-Home Respite

MHMR of Tarrant County

MAPS (Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Prevention Services)

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Behavioral Care

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Emergency Youth Shelter

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

Foster Care (Community and Group)

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

In-State Adoption

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

STAR (Services to At-Risk Youth)

grantor:

grant funding supports

Emergency Food and Shelter Program

Emergency Youth Shelter

Mosaic Family Services, Inc.

Rescue and Restore

Tarrant County Community Development

Emergency Youth Shelter

Tarrant County Community Development

The LIFE Project

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Basic Center Program (provided in the Emergency Youth Shelter)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Street Outreach Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Families Together Supportive Housing Program

United Way of Tarrant County

East Arlington Family Support Center

United Way of Tarrant County

Emergency Youth Shelter

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Home Improvements rebuilding futures for children and families

Home Improvements Capital Campaign donations (cont.) through January 17, 2012. We gratefully acknowledge the following donors for their generosity and support of Protecting Children and Preserving Families today and tomorrow. Jacqueline S. Frazer in memory of Mary Frances St. John Mr. Charles Frazier in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Charlie, Barbara and Meta Galupi in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Howard Gershon and Charleen Cook in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Nancy R. Gillis in memory of Mary Frances St. John Faithann and Michael Glidden in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mr. Gary Goldblum in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mrs. Joe E. Gracey in memory of Mary Frances St. John Lynn and George Gresham in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Jacqueline Greuling in memory of Mary Frances St. John K. Anne and Robert Griffin in memory of Mary Frances St. John F.S. “Ben” Gunn Ms. Gayle Hardgrave in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mr. Joe Harrison in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mr. Mark Heilman Holland, Johns & Penny, L.L.P. in memory of Mrs. Lawanda Merle Hudman Joni and Dwight Horton Riane and Case Hubbart Isabelle and Sam Hulsey in memory of Mary Frances St. John Mona and Charles Ingle in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Marilyn and Tom Ingle in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Laura and Gary Jack in honor of Lynn and Cam Newman and in memory of Mrs. Patricia Bellamy Mary Ann and Byron Keil Annette and John Keller* in memory of Mary Frances St. John Kelly and Robert Keller in honor of Mrs. Lynn Newman Beverly and Bobby Kouri in memory of Mary Frances St. John Margaret and Philip Kramer Nancy and Jack Larson Donna and Michael Leeman in memory of Mary Frances St. John Martha V. Leonard in memory of Mary Frances St. John Anne and George Little in memory of Mary Frances St. John Robert Littlejohn in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ann and John Mason in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff

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Pam and Wayne McCleery in memory of Mary Frances St. John Kristen McClure Mr. Daniel Merchant Kelley and Kurt Meyer Karen and F.J. Milan in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ms. Alyce Monroe in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Manuel and Margret Montano in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Susan and John Morris in memory of Mary Frances St. John James Murray Lynn and Cam Newman in honor of Robert and Kelly Keller Rosemary and Donald Pentecost in memory of Mary Frances St. John Jeanne Anne Pharis in memory of Mary Frances St. John Eleene Pippin in memory of Mary Frances St. John Marilyn Proctor in memory of Mary Ann Morgan Gracey and Mary Frances St. John Patricia Purvis in memory of Mary Frances St. John Janice and Ronnie Pyeatt in memory of Mary Frances St. John Radiology Associates of North Texas in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Steve Schultz Ms. Monya Ratliff in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Carol and Cecil Ray in memory of Mary Frances St. John Marilyn and Jack Roach in memory of Mary Frances St. John Charlotte and John Robinson in honor of Glenn and Julie Davidson Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rose Ms. Jane A. Rosen in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mr. and Mrs. David Rouse Nancy R. Ryan in memory of Mary Frances St. John Mr. Alan Schonborn Ms. Joy A. Schroeder in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Nancy and Marc Smith in memory of Mary Frances St. John Karen and Mike Steele

Kelly Strader in memory of Mary Frances St. John Mary Lou and Malcolm Street in memory of Mrs. Bettie Jane Ulyshen Mary Louise and Michael Swift in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Terri A. Switzer in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Joyce and Michael Tate in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ms. Betty Taylor in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Jerre and J. David Tracy in memory of Mary Frances St. John Michael Ulyshen in memory of Mary Frances St. John Gary D. Urie in memory of Mary Frances St. John Margaret and Mark VanderVoort in memory of Mary Frances St. John Linda and Richard Vigness in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ms. Dorothy Washington in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Mr. and Mrs. Al Whitinghill in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ms. Martha Willey in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Vivienne B. Williams in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ms. Patricia Wilson in memory of Ms. Cari Lynn Buff Ann and Jamshyd Zadeh in memory of Mary Frances St. John Ms. Susan Zaletel

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