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.

2018-19 Selection Committee

Members who are serving on the committee include:

  • EJ Jessup & Katy McReynolds – Co-Chairmen
  • Amalie Lopez
  • Ambrosia Grant
  • Ashley Scott
  • Crystal Najera
  • Melanie Trevino
  • Monica Reid
  • Rachel LaFever

2017-18 PAVE Recipients

The Junior League of Abilene was able to provide $8,000 to 18 local organizations in 2017-18. 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
  • FaithWorks 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 2017-18, you will also need to complete an online evaluation form. Click here to submit your evaluation form online.