Events

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE
Casino Night – Saturday, February 3rd

  • Casino Night

    What is Casino Night?

    Casino Night is the Alliance’s newest fundraiser and is the MOST fun you will have all year! We bring in a professional casino company who bring blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps tables with professional dealers. No money changes hands….we are a nonprofit. So, you receive chips to play with and can purchase additional chips throughout the evening. At the end of the evening, everyone who attends will receive a door prize ticket and drawings will be held for prizes at the end of the evening.

     
     

    Proceeds from the auctions benefit the programs of the Alliance for Women & Children including Alliance After School Care.

    When and where is the event?

    Casino Night will be held at the Abilene Convention Center on Saturday, February 3rd. More details to come!

    How do can I participate in the event?

    You can purchase tickets to the event through our website or at Eventbrite.com - Individual Tickets are $75 and Couples Tickets $140 (includes $1,000 in play money per person).

    Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament - Only 36 spots available - must be registered in advance. $40 entry fee includes $1,000 in play money (to be used in poker tournament only). Additional chips packages will be available now or throughout the night for purchase - $1,000 for $25 or $3,000 for $50.

    Special Thanks

    To Our Casino Night Committee:
    Jeff & Cynthia Carr, Chairs
    Allison Goodwin
    Josh & Amy Wolf

  • Love That Bag! (Purse Auction)

    What is Love That Bag?

    Love That Bag! (formerly known as the Old Bags Tea/Purse Auction) is a live and silent auction featuring new and used, designer and casual, purses and bags of all kinds. In 2016, jewelry was added to sparkle up the event. These purses and jewelry are donated by our gracious donors who clean out their closets to share those bags they once loved and no longer use and by donors who see bags along the way during their shopping adventures and set them aside for the event. All purse and jewelry donations are in-kind tax deductible gifts to the Alliance and once valued by the donor, can be presented with a receipt for tax purposes.
         
    Proceeds from the auctions benefit the programs of the Alliance for Women & Children including Alliance After School Care.

    When and where is the event?

    The 2017 Purse & Jewelry Auction was held at the Abilene Woman’s Club on Thursday, May 4th at 6:00pm. Emcee Shea Woodard Hall and auctioneer Justin Crowe did a fantastic job this year’s event.

    How can I donate a bag?

    Donations for the next years's event can be taken by any Board Member of the Alliance for Women & Children or can be dropped off at the Alliance office. Please include the value of the bag and the name and address of the donor.

    How do can I participate in the event?

    Reserved tables for 8 are available for purchase prior to the event for $400, as well as, individual seating at $50 per ticket. Space is limited and we have sold out for the past few years, so act early! Tables and seats can be reserved by contacting the Alliance office at 325-677- 5321.

    Special Thanks

    To Our 2017 Purse Auction Committee:
    Courtney Head & Shay Minor – Co-Chairs
    Helen Cavanaugh
    Becky Nail
    Cyndee Stevens
    Jenny Young
    Pam Yungblut


  • Fall Luncheon

    The 2018 Fall Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 13th at the Abilene Convention Center featuring American Wife, Taya Kyle.



    Taya Kyle is the wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and the author of the New York Times bestselling book, American Wife. Taya is a bold advocate for women and families and a passionate voice for faith, strength and American ideals. The 2018 Fall Luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 13th at the Abilene Convention Center featuring American Wife, Taya Kyle.

    Following the tragic death of her husband Chris Kyle - author of the New York Times bestselling book and Academy Award-winning motion picture, American Sniper – Taya has served as Executive Director of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. The Foundation continues Chris Kyle’s legacy while serving the needs of military and first responder families.

    Taya Kyle recounts her personal experiences as the wife of an American hero in her book, American Wife. Highs, lows, grief and joy – she honestly shares the trials and triumphs of life with and without Chris Kyle, and ultimately finding her place in the midst of the journey.

    Taya is a frequent speaker for various organizations. She is a proud mother and resides in Texas with her family.

    What is the Fall Luncheon?

    The Fall Luncheon is an annual fundraising event typically held in September at which we bring in a motivational, inspiring speaker to bring an encouraging message to the community. Please check back for date and time of this year’s Fall Luncheon to be held at the Abilene Convention Center.



    How can I participate in the Fall Luncheon?

    The Alliance accepts sponsorships for the Fall Luncheon to underwrite the costs of the event. Information regarding sponsorships can be obtained by contacting Toni Brockway, Executive Director at 325-677-5321.

    Special Thanks to the 2018 Fall Luncheon Committee

    Charity Skelton, Chair
    Chris Heringer
    Shay Minor
    Cyndee Stevens

  • Additional Events and Activities

    Annual Meeting

    According to our by-laws, the Alliance for Women & Children holds an annual meeting of its membership once a year in the fourth quarter to report to the membership regarding the organization’s progress. This is also the meeting in which new officers and new members of the upcoming year’s Board of Directors are selected. If you are a member, please watch for your invitation to this meeting around November as the meeting will be held during the first week of December.