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T. Boone Pickens Spotlights New Horizons

Courtesy of T. Boone Pickens Foundation

The T. Boone Pickens Foundation focuses grants to organizations that operate in its core giving categories (see “About TBPF”). The current partner spotlight is Goldthwaite, Texas-based New Horizons Ranch & Center Inc. (New Horizons), whose mission is “to provide an environment where children, families and staff are able to heal and grow through caring relationships and unconditional love and acceptance.”

A $1.83 million gift from the Pickens Foundation, presented in December 2007, is enabling New Horizons to completely renovate its Residential Treatment Center, commonly known as the “Ranch”, in Goldthwaite. The 150-acre, newly refurbished center including three homes, a chapel, school facility, kitchen and dining rooms, among other amenities, will provide individualized, intensive residential treatment programs for boys and girls ranging in ages seven to 17, suffering from emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems.

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Gifts from T. Boone Pickens and Backes Family Enable New Horizons’ Groundbreaking in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Horizons was joined in Abilene by local dignitaries, including Mayor Archibald and State Representative Susan King, other elected officials and business leaders in breaking ground on the first phase of New Horizons Community Center of Care: Audrey Grace House, which will provide residential and other services for at-risk children and youth.

Groundbreaking for the new facility was made possible by a gift from Dallas oilman and philanthropist, T. Boone Pickens, who has donated $750,000 to New Horizons to help construct the much-needed residential center in Abilene, Texas.

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