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Abell-Hanger Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

Support primarily for higher education, youth activities, cultural programs, health services, the handicapped, and social welfare agencies.


Incorporated in 1954 in TX - Mr. Abell, an independent west Texas oil operator, was active in many civic, community, cultural, social, educational, and historical activities in Texas, especially in the Midland area. He served as chairman of the first capital funds campaign for Midland Memorial Hospital, in addition to serving on the hospital's board of trustees and board of governors. While serving as a director of the Midland Chamber of Commerce, he originated the idea for the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library, and Hall of Fame Mrs. Abell was an active champion of civic and cultural causes, contributing her time, talents, energy, and financial resources as one of west Texas' most philanthropic citizens. She served on the board of governors of Midland Memorial Hospital, board of trustees of Midland Presbyterian Homes, the President's Club of the Museum of the Southwest, and the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, Library, and Hall of Fame. Her interests also included the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale, Midland Garden Club, Women's Auxiliary of Midland Memorial Hospital, Delta Delta Delta Midland Alumnae Chapter, and the Midland Woman's Club, of which she was a life member. Mrs. Abell was also a member of the Texas Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, and the Daughters of the American Revolution


Abell-Hanger Foundation

Independent foundation




112 Corporate Dr. Midland, TX United States 79705-2105

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