First Lady Cecilia Abbott Promotes Texanthropy At Lubbock Service And Leadership Symposium

September 15, 2016 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

First Lady Cecilia Abbott traveled to Lubbock today to participate in the Lubbock Service and Leadership Symposium, the third and final summit of the 2016 Texas Nonprofit Summit Series. Mrs. Abbott attended all three summits to speak about her Texanthropy initiative and the importance of volunteerism and service to others. While in Lubbock, Mrs. Abbott also visited the Lubbock Area United Way, YWCA of Lubbock, and Ballet Lubbock to discuss their mission and how to increase local volunteerism from the community.

“These summits have given Texans from all across the state the opportunity to come together to learn how we can work together to help make a difference through service and volunteering,” the First Lady said. “Working together with nonprofit organizations, business and community leaders, and volunteers, I hope to help inspire more Texans to answer the call to service, to connect Texans with opportunities to volunteer and give back in their own communities or across the state, and to celebrate Texans’ giving spirit year-round. I look forward to continuing to work with all Texans to bring together the two things that I am most passionate about — Texas and philanthropy."

The 2016 Texas Nonprofit Summit Series, co-hosted by the OneStar Foundation and local partners, included summits in August in El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley, and concluded today at the Lubbock Summit.

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