Beginning in 2019, Westview Boys’ Home will begin to receive income from three different endowments. Each of these endowments is conceived for a different purpose; none of them is so substantial as to diminish the need for ongoing gifts to empower the ongoing pursuit of our mission. The endowments are:
For more information about contributing to these endowments, please contact John Moore, director of development, or Ron Bruner, executive director, at (580) 688-9281.
The Ralph Pickle Endowment – In 2018, the Ralph Pickle Estate established the “Ralph Pickle Endowment for Westview Boys’ Home” with Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) with a very generous gift. From 1990 until his passing in 2017, Ralph Pickle had been a long-time friend and supporter of the young men at Westview. The principal stays in the endowment in perpetuity and the income from the gift is passed on to Westview annually. Ralph’s vision was for a gift that would guarantee a cash gift for each young man at their birthday and at Christmas; he wanted the remainder of the funding produced by the endowment to be unrestricted.
The Westview Boys’ Home Endowment – At the same time that the Pickle Endowment was established, the Pickle Estate challenged Westview to create the “Westview Boys’ Home Endowment.” They offered to match, up to $100,000.00, other endowment monies we could raise to go into this account. Thus far we have raised $70,000, which has been or will be matched by the Pickle estate dollar for dollar. The goal is to have a minimum of $200,000 in this fund. As with the Ralph Pickle Endowment, we will receive up to 5% of the average fund value as an unrestricted disbursement every year. The principal remains in the care of Oklahoma Community Foundation as well.
The Westview Foundation – In 1994, the Westview Foundation was formed to support the work of Westview Boys’ Home. As it has grown, it has historically focused its work on four areas: (1) improving Westview Boys’ Home farm and ranch, (2) empowering Westview’s calf program, (3) beautifying Westview’s campus, and (4) assisting Westview alumni with their continuing education. For more information about the Westview Foundation, click here.
More than ever, the work that Westview does is important to the world in which we live. With our diverse program, there are many ways that individuals, groups, congregations, and businesses can help this work continue. Since Westview Boys’ Home is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the gifts you give may produce substantial tax savings for you (or your organization) as well.