PAVE

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.


2021-22 Selection Committee
Members who are serving on the committee this year include:

  • Aida Pantoja (PAVE Grant Chair)
  • Samantha Atchison (PAVE Volunteer Chair)
  • Rachel Lopez De Castillo
  • Katy McReynolds
  • Amy Watts


2021-22 PAVE Recipients
The Junior League of Abilene was able to provide $4,000 to four local organizations in 2020-21. These non-profit organizations include:

  • Abilene Hope Haven
  • Abilene ISD Federal Programs
  • Abilene Zoological Society
  • Big Country CASA
  • Faithworks of Abliene
  • Girls Strong Mentoring
  • Hardin-Simmons Social Work Club
  • Lytle South Baptist Church
  • Meals on Wheels Plus
  • Mentors Care
  • Ministry of Counseling and Enrichment
  • Pregnancy Resources of Abilene
  • St. Vincent Ballet Folklorico
  • Swenson House Historical Society
  • The Grace Museum

Note: If you received funds in 2021-22, please complete an online evaluation form. Click here to submit your evaluation form online.