This book, created for the friends and trustees of the Abell-Hanger Foundation in Midland, Texas, is the culmination of many hours of work and interviews of trustees, staff, author Jimmy Patterson and local leaders who shared recollections of the George and Gladys Abell and the impact of their foundation throughout West Texas. It is also a testament to the generosity and vision of George Thomas Abell.
It tells the story of this philanthropic foundation, which supports higher education, youth activities, cultural programs, health services, and social-welfare agencies in West Texas. The Abell-Hanger Foundation was also instrumental in the founding of Midland’s Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, the nation’s largest museum dedicated to the petroleum industry and its pioneers.
The Foundation’s goal was “that all who read To Every Worthwhile Endeavor will find their own philanthropic aspiration, pursue it and know the joy that comes from such a life.”
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