The mission of the Amarillo Area Foundation is two-fold: To give help to those in need and to help those who have a need to give. We are blessed to live in a region of wise and generous donors. They give of themselves, but more importantly, they expect stewardship of their gifts and measurable results for individuals and our communities. If we give wisely of our resources, multiple talents, and work with our neighbors, our gifts will build a future of opportunities and hope.

2015 was a banner year! The Foundation received over $14.5 million in contributions in 2015 and invested over $15 million in projects and programs to improve lives and create equity for the future of individuals in the Texas Panhandle. Twenty-two new funds were established; over $950,000 was given in scholarships; over $200,000 for membership programs to impact community programs; and over $7 million from Harrington Regional Medical Center to provide the best healthcare services and medical education opportunities for our region.

For the first time in our history, the Foundation received over $2 million from energy and utility companies to improve education and community services in our counties. There were 381 new donors to the Foundation giving $8 million and $2.5 million was given by donors living in other areas of our state or country. The Amarillo Area Foundation’s Women’s Philanthropy Fund was recognized for giving $250,000 in grants since its inception to support the needs of women and children. There are 577 donors who are members of the Legacy Fund that recognizes cumulative gifts of $10,000 or more; over 2,000 donors have given more than $9 million to the ACE Scholarship Program since 1994.

As we engage in services to one or many donors, we are committed to the needs and expectations of individuals, families, groups, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporations. We accept our responsibility to make the connections for today for the givers of tomorrow.

Thank you for entrusting the Amarillo Foundation with your many gifts so that we can continue the important work that was planned for us 59 years ago.

Katharyn Wiegand

Charlotte Rhodes
Vice President of Resource Development and Sustainability

2015 Donors
Exemplary Donors
Harrington Regional Medical Center
$200,000 and Above
Amarillo National Bank Gruver Farm Scholarship Foundation
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC Pattern Panhandle Wind 2 LLC
Mr. Mack Dick Pattern Panhandle Wind LLC
Golden Spread Panhandle Wind Ranch, LLC Wildorado Wind, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Gordon  
$50,000 and Above
David D. and Nona S. Payne Foundation, Inc. Oeschger Family Foundation
Furniture Marketing Group Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corp (TG)
Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation The Cain Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hatton Mr. and Mrs. Stuart West
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leard  
$20,000 and Above
Amarillo Business Foundation Gore Creek Capital, LTD (Mr. Wales Madden, Jr.)
Anna Belle Kritser II Foundation Hall County EMS
AutoInc Lions High Plains Eyeglass Program
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bivins Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Raffkind
Ms. Johanne Blodgett Reed Family Foundation
Caviness Beef Packers Dr. and Mrs. J. Avery Rush III
Diabetes Foundation of the High Plains Steed Charity, Limited
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Donelson Turn Center
Mr. and Mrs. Erich Drochner  
$10,000 and Above
Ms. Carol Engler Kimble Foundation Trust
Faith City Inc Morris Publishing Group, LLC
FirstBank Southwest of Amarillo Mr. and Mrs. Bob Pearson
Gilliland Family Foundation Ms. Cornelia Ritchie
Happy State Bank Mr. and Mrs. Clay Stribling
Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust Ms. Melinda White
$5,000 and Above
Amarillo USBC Association Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lovelady
Bank of America - Matching Gift Program Mr. and Mrs. Dean Morrison
Baptist Community Services Nature's Way Compost
Mr. William Bischoff Mr. and Mrs. Jay O'Brien
Burdett Morgan Williamson & Boykin LLP Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Oeschger
CEFCO Sprouse Shrader Smith PC
Mrs. Mary Kay Dammier Street Community Gin, LTD
Dr. Kent Roberts and Ilene Roberts Balliett Foundation Upshaw Insurance Agency
Fiesta Foods William O. and Louise H. Mullins Foundation Trust
Hillside & Soncy Associates, LTD Xcel Energy Foundation
$1,500 and Above
Mr. and Mrs. W. Ashley Allen N and B Properties, Inc.
Amarillo Endodontics, LLP Neely, Craig & Walton
Baptist St. Anthony's Health System Mr. John Nooncaster
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Bezner Pak A Sak
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Boyd Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Periman
BP North America Natural Gas Mr. and Mrs. Danny Poole
Canyon Insurance Agency Dr. Liana Proffer
Caprock High School Quality Mechanical
Carson County Gin Rhynehart Roofing, Inc.
Choice Outdoor/Canyon Outdoor Advertising Mrs. Kelly Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. Monte Cluck Rockwood Amish Furniture
Coldwell Banker First Equity Realtors Dr. and Mrs. Constantine Saadeh
Crisell & Dovie Hill Kemp Education Trust Dr. and Mrs. Gary Soya
Cryogenics Research & Development Mr. and Mrs. Joe Street
Mr. Eric Cudd SuddenLink Communications
Mr. and Mrs. Hassan Dana Tascosa High School
Diversified Interiors of Amarillo, Ltd Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of Amarillo
Fidelity Charitable Toot'n Totum Food Stores
Mr. Jonathan Frederick Mr. Bill Townsend and Dr. Janet Townsend
Fuqua-Bryson Benefits Group Travis Middle School
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Harpole Mrs. Sarah Tregellas
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hughes Tulia United Community Fund Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kelley Dr. Dustin Turner
Kids, Inc. United Way of Amarillo and Canyon
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Lapp Mrs. Sandy Waterfield
Les Beaux Arts Club Mr. Harry Webb
Louise Bowers Slentz Foundation Wiley Hicks, Jr. Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lovelady Williams Group
Mays Foundation Women's Healthcare Associates
Moore County Gin, LP Yellowhouse Machinery Company
Mullin Hoard & Brown, LLP  
$1,000 and Above
Mrs. Connie Allen Knights of Columbus #4621
Mr. Jim Austin III Mr. and Mrs. John Kritser
Mr. and Mrs. Jody Bezner Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lovell
Mr. Don Bowers Maynard Foundation
Ms. Mary Anne Caldwell McCarty Hull Inc.
Ms. Marian W. Clark Mrs. Peggy McNeely
Ms. Marilyn Cline NoBox Creative
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Durrett Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rader
Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Farris Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rahll
FirstBank Southwest of Perryton Mr. and Mrs. Rex Ramaekers
Mrs. Michele Fortunato Mrs. Phoebe Reynolds
Frontier Fuel Company Dr. and Mrs. Matt Richardson
Dr. Nona Fulton Dr. and Mrs. Cliff Skiles
Ms. Ray Jean Hankey Mr. and Mrs. Dale A. Smith
High Plains Christian Ministries Foundation Trend Family Investments LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hunton Ms. Susan Weiland
Dr. and Mrs. Gary Jennings Mr. Stewart Werner
$500 and Above
Alliance Irrigation L.P. Mr. and Mrs. James B. King
Ms. Tonia C. Bennett Mr. Sonny Lester
Bush Roofing Company, LLC Mr. Tom Lockhart
Dr. and Mrs. Taylor Carlisle Mr. Armando Martinez
Mr. Cole Camp Mrs. Carrie C. Migura
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Chesnut Mulligan's Sports Pub
Circle H Headquarters, LLC Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Nelson
Clarendon College Mr. and Mrs. Don Nixon
Coffey Tire and Brake Inc. Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation
Coolhorse Rita Blanca Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Mrs. Peggy Crump Mr. Anthony Sakalarios
Mr. Nick Crutcher Sandal Corporation
Dallam County 4-H Parent Leaders Association Ms. Verna Lee Shirley
Douglas Lathem Farms Southwest Neuroscience & Spine Center
Ed's Accounting Service SWEPCO-TX-DISTRIBUTION
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Friemel Tascosa Office Machines
Mrs. Callie Hamner Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Tebeest
Mr. and Mrs. J. Pat Hickman Dr. and Mrs. Steve S. Urban
Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchison Mr. Gary Ward
Mr. Gary Johnson West Texas A&M University Foundation
Ms. Ruth Ann Jones  
$250 and Above
287 Tire & Tube Dr. David Hill
Dr. and Mrs. Malouf Abraham Mrs. Jennifer Hipp
Ms. Kelli Adkins Ms. Nancy Holt
AG-CO Mr. Les D. Hoyt
Ms. Nancy Altschwager J & W Lumber
Mr. David Anderson JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding LLC
Appraisal Services, Inc. Mr. Randy Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ball Ms. Stevie Jones
Dr. and Mrs. Howard L. Berg Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Keeling
Ms. Nicole Bowers Land Pharmacy, LLC
Bowers Prescription Shop Lusk Onion Company
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Brantley Mary E. Bivins Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brian Jr. Ms. Mary Miesner
Brock Insurance Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Morgan
Mrs. Sharon Brown Mr. and Mrs. Tony Moseley
Buffalo Gold LLC Ms. Rosalia Neurath
Mr. Ben Calhoun Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Niegos
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron D. Carthel Oak Grove Family Dentistry
Connor, McMillon, Mitchell & Shennum, PLLC Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Pyle
Dalhart Consumers Fuel Association, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rahll
Dallam T E E A Council Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rhodes
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Dowdy Robert Carr Vincent Trust
Dr. and Mrs. Clint L. Esler Mr. and Mrs. Marty Rowley
Mr. Russell Estlack Mr. and Mrs. Bob Schneider
Dr. Susan Fairchild Lt. and Mrs. Albert Smith
First United Bank Mr. and Mrs. William Smith
Floyd's Automotive Supply Mr. and Mrs. Luke Teuscher
Ms. Nell Foust Mr. and Mrs. Roy Urrutia
G & G Operators LTD Dr. and Mrs. Murali Veeramachaneni
Mr. Mike Garnett Mr.and Mrs. Kelly Voos
Gaskill, Pharis & Pharis, L.L.P. Ms. Lisa Watson
Mr. Jay Goodwin Mr. Eric Werner
Greenbelt Electric Cooperative, Inc. Wheeler County Extension (D-1 TEAFCS)
Mr. Billy F. Hearn Mr. and Mrs. Jim Whitton
Mr. Joe Henard and Dr. Kay Henard Ms. Ashley Willson
Herring Bank Ms. Glenda Wischkaemper
Mr. Richard Hickman Mr. Damon Withrow