Times Charities 2017

Times Charities was formed more than 25 years ago by a group of area philanthropists who wanted to find a way to help those less fortunate. Times Charities initially established its own non-profit and later initiated a fund at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation. Since 2010, Times Charities Fund has begun its holiday season as part of the Wichita Falls Area Community.

Donations to the Times Charities Fund help three partners: Faith Mission/Faith Refuge, The Salvation Army,  and Interfaith Outreach Services in Wichita Falls and Burkburnett’s Grace Ministries. Overhead expenses are not paid from donations.

The Times Charities funding requests are verified for need before grants to the partners are dispensed. Those seeking help at Faith Mission/Faith Refuge, the Salvation Army, Interfaith Outreach Services, and Burkburnett’s Grace Ministries are blessed with loving care from donations made to Times Charities Fund.

Donations can be made in the form of cash, checks, debit/credit cards, and appreciated stock.

MAIL: Times Charities/WFACF, 2405 Kell Blvd, Ste. 100, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
ONLINE: Click here to donate online
PHONE: 940-766-0829 and we’ll take your debit /credit card information
APPRECIATED STOCK: 940-766-0829 for wiring instructions

The annual fund drive starts Thanksgiving Day and ends Christmas Day. The annual fund drive donors will be showcased each day of the drive in the Times Record News (TRN). Additionally, there is a daily story about the needs and the people served from Times Charities during the year. Donations during the fund drive come at the “giving time of the year.” Gifts to Times Charities are not limited to just this short span of time. If you so choose, donations can also be made throughout the year.

Questions:  TRN 940-720-3490 or WFACF 940-766-0829


Texoma Gives


TEXOMA GIVES is a 16-hour day of giving that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation is partnering with area nonprofits to give thousands of donors from every community in a 24-county area of N. Texas and S. Oklahoma a chance to raise funds for local needs.

The purpose of an area-wide day like TEXOMA GIVES is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for Texoma nonprofits. This initiative, organized by Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation (WFACF), provides citizens an on-line www.texomagives.org to find and support nonprofit organizations whose missions align with their passions.

All donations made on September 7 through www.texomagives.org are eligible for “Prize Money” that will be awarded throughout the day. “Prize Money” has been made possible by the following:
•J.S. Bridwell Foundation
•Bryant Edwards Foundation
•Fain Foundation
•The Priddy Foundation
•Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation
•And many others will be joining in this “prize money” effort as we get nearer to event day!

From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on September 7, www.texomagives.org will accept donations to raise unrestricted dollars for area nonprofits in Texoma. It is a day of giving to celebrate the nonprofits in Texoma. What an impact we can make in Texoma when we join together for Texoma Gives!


WFACF Scholarships

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Since Academic Year 2000-01 through 2016-17, the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation has awarded $3,270,982 in scholarships to area students.

Scholarship Funds that have made this possible include the following:

  • Archer City ISD Windfarm
  • Jack and Jeaunell Aaron Family Scholarship Endowment
  • Carl T. Anderson Family Endowment
  • Bellevue Alumni
  • Best of Burkburnett
  • Dorothy Roberts-Burns
  • Jan Banta Vocational or Professional Education Endowment
  • Nelda and Doyle Bivins
  • Bridge Builder
  • A.P. and Christine Clark Memorial
  • Café con Leche
  • City View ISD
  • Charlye Farris—Wichita County Bar Association Endowment
  • Clyde Fillmore– Wichita County Bar Association Endowment
  • Ted and Deedy Conrady
  • Andrew Duncan Memorial
  • Pat Ehlert Memorial Scholarship
  • Felty Family
  • Buster Haas
  • Martha and Ralph Harvey, III
  • Lysle and Ken Huddleston
  • Royal B. Kinder Endowment
  • T. Edgar and Robbie Davis Johnson
  • Martin Luther King
  • James McCoy Foundation
  • Muzzie McDaniel
  • Olney Education Foundation
  • Olney One Arm Dove Hunt
  • Quanah Alumni Association Endowment
  • Betty Jo Baker Ramsey Music Scholarship
  • Richard Gaines Russell
  • Mattye and Ollie Sisk Memorial
  • The Chairman Tommy Taylor Memorial Scholarship
  • Whiteis Family Fine Arts/Agricultural Endowment
  • Wichita County Board of Realtors
  • Wichita County Jr. Livestock Association
  • Zavala

Scholarship Funds that will make awards for the first time Academic Year 2017-18 include:

  • The Katherine Marshall Memorial (Quanah)
  • Remember the Vietnam War
  • Rotary Club of Burkburnett

Scholarship Funds that will award scholarships in the future:

  • Lucia Hartgrove Waggoner Art Scholarship–MSU
  • Nelda and Doyle Bivins Endowment
  • Maurine Henry Endowment
  • Dr. Phillip and Susan Kelly Endowment
  • Martin Luther King Endowment
  • J. Charles and Debra Carroll White Endowment

One of the most rewarding parts of this job at the Foundation is having fantastic donors that have stepped forth and realized that young ones need a helping hand and these scholarship funds offer the help that fulfills dreams and changes lives. Here are some words from various scholarship fund recipients.

“Because of your generosity, my long-time dream of becoming a dentist has become a reality. I chose to come back to this community to practice because people here supported me so much. I owe a debt of gratitude and service.”

“My family and I cannot tell you how much your kindness means to us. Because money was not such a worry, I was able to focus more on school and my GPA.”

“Often my mom and I sit down and talk about my education and the cost of it. We realize that without this scholarship, it would be very difficult. I just can’t thank you enough.”

“Education is an important factor in my life because I will be the first person to attend college. As the oldest of four children, it is very important for me to set a good example for my brother and sisters to follow. You are helping me do that.”

“I am an Electrical Engineer. I owe my entire education to scholarship donors such as you. My college experience would have been very different if I had not had the support from people like you.”

“You all have been a blessing from God. I cannot describe the feeling of joy I felt when I opened the letter and read the words about the scholarship I had been awarded.”

“I refused to surrender my dreams to circumstances. I choose to do only my best and use this education as my way to make the changes in the world that will benefit those who come after me. I hope I’ll leave a glimmer of light to follow.”

Learn more about all the scholarships, click here, or call 940-766-0829

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day: Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.—Lao Zi


Times Charities – 2016

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Times Charities Fund of Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation

 

Times Charities was formed more than 24 years ago by a group of area philanthropists who wanted to find a way to help those less fortunate. Times Charities initially established its own non-profit and later initiated a fund at the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation. Since 2010, Times Charities Fund has begun its holiday season as part of the Wichita Falls Area Community.

Donations to the Times Charities Fund help three partners: Faith Mission/Faith Refuge and Interfaith Ministries in Wichita Falls and Burkburnett’s Grace Ministries. Overhead expenses are not paid from donations.

The Times Charities funding requests are verified for need before grants to the partners are dispensed. Those seeking help at Faith Mission/Faith Refuge, Interfaith Ministries, and Burkburnett’s Grace Ministries are blessed with loving care from donations made to Times Charities Fund.

Donations can be made in the form of cash, checks, debit/credit cards, and appreciated stock.

MAIL: Times Charities/WFACF, 2405 Kell Blvd, Ste. 100, Wichita Falls, TX 76308
ONLINE: Click here to donate online
PHONE: 940-766-0829 and we’ll take your debit /credit card information
APPRECIATED STOCK: 940-766-0829 for wiring instructions

The annual fund drive starts Thanksgiving Day and ends Christmas Day. The annual fund drive donors will be showcased each day of the drive in the Times Record News (TRN). Additionally, there is a daily story about the needs and the people served from Times Charities during the year. Donations during the fund drive come at the “giving time of the year.” Gifts to Times Charities are not limited to just this short span of time. If you so choose, donations can also be made throughout the year.

Questions: Frances Tate @ TRN 940-720-3490 or WFACF 940-766-0829


Texoma Gives – 2016

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TEXOMA GIVES is a 16-hour day of giving that provides critical funding for our area nonprofits. Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation is partnering with area nonprofits to give thousands of donors from every community in a 24-county area of N. Texas and S. Oklahoma a chance to raise funds for local needs.

The purpose of an area-wide day like TEXOMA GIVES is to bring the region together on one day and as one community, raising money and awareness for Texoma nonprofits. This initiative, organized by Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation (WFACF), provides citizens an on-line www.texomagives.org to find and support nonprofit organizations whose missions align with their passions.

All donations made on September 15th through www.texomagives.org are eligible for “Prize Money” that will be awarded throughout the day. “Prize Money” has been made possible by the following:

  • J.S. Bridwell Foundation
  • Bryant Edwards Foundation
  • Fain Foundation
  • The Priddy Foundation
  • Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation
  • And others will be joining in this “prize money” effort as we get nearer to event day!

From 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. on September 15, www.texomagives.org will accept donations to raise unrestricted dollars for area nonprofits in Texoma. It is a day of giving to celebrate the nonprofits in Texoma. What an impact we can make in Texoma when we join together for Texoma Gives!