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Alliance Dreams Big

By Floyd Miller



Abilene, TX- For five years, Alliance for Women & Children has been giving women in the community an opportunity to hear from successful speakers who are inspirational, motivational, and have remembered to follow their dreams. {{more}} These speakers encourage them to remember their dreams through their “Empowering Women with Tools to Dream” luncheon. This year, guests are in for yet another treat as the Alliance is honored to have Nancy Giles as their keynote speaker. Last year, Giles was a presenter at the Texas Conference for Women, hosted by First Lady of Texas, Anita Perry. “We were delighted to hear Nancy Giles in Austin. Her story and fabulous sense of humor is sure to be a crowd pleaser,” Barbara Pittman, immediate past president of Alliance stated. Giles is known for her social commentaries on CBS Sunday Morning, roles in the television drama China Beach, and as a waitress in the sitcom Delta. In addition, she has guest starred on programs such as Spin City, Law & Order, and Fresh-more- Prince of Bellaire and was in New York Stories, Big, and Working Girl. “Every year our crowd at the luncheon grows. I believe it’s because we bring in speakers that share real stories about how they remember to follow their dreams,” stated Kristina Jones, executive director, Alliance for Women & Children.Often, Nancy Giles discusses topics ranging from pop culture and body image to creativity and bias, all the while, remaining funny, perceptive, and provocative. “I want to make people laugh and I want to entertain them, but I also want to provoke thought and discussion,” she said. This year, Alliance for Women & Children is anticipating more that 500 women to attend this fundraising event, which will be held on Thursday, October 2 at 11:45, at the Abilene Civic Center. Tickets are $30 per person or $275 for a sponsored table. “I’m excited about the work of the Alliance and am pleased to co-chair such an important even. Dollars raised will empower our work with the women and children of the community,” stated Molly Roberts, co-chair of the luncheon. Some of the programs that will gain from the fundraiser are after-school care, A-Teens, Women’s Health Awareness, and Women’s Economic Empowerment programs. For more information regarding sponsorship or ticket opportunities, please contact Alliance for Women & Children at 325-677-5321 or visit their website at

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