The Friends of the Center for Big Bend Studies was organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. The Board raises funds to support the mission and programs of CBBS; promotes CBBS as it fosters interdisciplinary scholarship of the diverse prehistoric, historic and modern cultures of the borderlands region of the U.S. and Mexico, with emphasis on the area encompassed by the Trans-Pecos Texas and north-central Mexico; provides funds in support of the operations of the CBBS as well as special projects of the Center; assists the CBBS in other endeavors as the Board may deem appropriate.