About PAVE

Providing Assistance and Volunteer Experience (PAVE) is the League’s program to support non-profit agencies and outreach programs in Abilene through funding and/or volunteer hours. This project truly does “PAVE” the way for a better tomorrow for our community. PAVE has funded and/or provided volunteers for over 40 non-profit organizations in Abilene.

There are now TWO JLA PAVE Applications: (1) a Grant (only) Application and (2) a Volunteer (only) Request Form.  Organizations that want a grant AND volunteers should fill out both forms.

Click here to explore how your organization can request a PAVE grant or PAVE volunteers.

2019-20 Selection Committee

Members who are serving on the committee this year include:

  • EJ Jessup (PAVE Grant Chair)
  • Camilla Hundley (PAVE Volunteer Chair)
  • Amanda Ott
  • Ambrosia Grant
  • Anna Vail
  • Chelsea Rico
  • Chelsey Phillips
  • Crystal Meneces
  • Cynthia Grant
  • Denise Hernandez
  • Erika Thornton
  • Felicia Hernandez
  • Jill Bempong
  • Ryann Ohnheiser

2018-19 PAVE Recipients

The Junior League of Abilene was able to provide $10,000 to 13 local organizations in 2018-19. These non-profit organizations include:

  • Abilene Runner’s Club
  • Abilene Young Life
  • Alliance A-Teens
  • Big Country CASA, Inc.
  • Children’s Performing Arts Series
  • Christian Homes & Family Services
  • Communities in Schools of the Big Country
  • Day Nursery of Abilene
  • Faith Works of Abilene
  • Ministry of Counseling and Enrichment
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Abilene
  • Noah Project, Inc.
  • Pregnancy Resources of Abilene
  • The Center for Contemporary Arts
  • The Grace Museum
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Upside-Down Club of Abilene
  • West Texas Rehabilitation Center

Note: If you received funds in 2018-19, please complete an online evaluation form. Click here to submit your evaluation form online.