The Philanthropy of George & Gladys Abell

Scope of Giving


The mission of the Abell-Hanger Foundation is, “To continue the philanthropy of George and Gladys Abell, with emphasis on improving the lives of the people in the Permian Basin area.”

What does it mean to improve the lives of the people of the Permian Basin? What proof do we have that we have done that? One thing is certain, our nonprofit colleagues and the recipients of scholarships have provided us with numerous anecdotal stories of the blessings realized through the philanthropy of George and Gladys Abell.

In our 2016 strategic planning retreat, the Foundation Trustees decided to take a harder look at our results. We are in the midst of a pilot with 16 organizations testing an outcome measurement test.

Transformation is arguably the end goal of much philanthropy. When any person gives of their resources it is in the hope that some condition will improve and thus enhance the quality of life for someone in need.

We look forward to assessing our transformational impact through the selfless work guided by area nonprofits.

More to come!



For fiscal year end 6/30/2017, the Foundation awarded grants to 106 different organizations and have provided funding for 851 organizations during its 63 year history.

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