Tasked with giving large sums of money to a select few charity organizations is the lesson taught to 14 Abilene Christian University students last semester. Taking Strategic Philanthropy class, the students were given the opportunity to research, select and distribute a $50,000 donation given by an anonymous donor. After extensive research and visits to many charities, they chose seven charities out of 33 that met their requirements. Friends for Life was the recipient of $5,000.
In addition to the $5,000 donation from Abilene Christian University, the Community Foundation of Abilene gave FFL an additional $5,000. On behalf of Friends for Life Abilene, Cecilia Barahona, received the donation. We thank the students and the community foundation for selecting Friends for Life.