ABPW In the News


ABPW In The News - Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre Appoints Officers

As appeared on page 6A of Bay Area Citizen - July 25, 2013

Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theatre has appointed its slate of officers for the 2013-2014 season. Ellen King will serve as the board's chairperson with support from J. Pamela Culpepper as vice-chair (back row, l to r), along with treasurer Judith Blanchard and secretary Dr. Tina Farrell (front row l to r). The company is gearing up for a fantastic season of ballet and dance. This year's performances include Coppelia’, The Nutcracker, A Stroll Down Abbey Road - BAHBT and the Beatles, and Bye Bye Birdie. For ticket information and volunteer opportunities, visit http://www.bahbt.org/ or call 281-480-1617.

ABPW In The News - Assistance League of The Bay Area Bestows Honors

As appeared on Clear Lake Area Community Newsletter - July 2013 
(Published by Bay Area Printing)

Assistance League® of the Bay Area recently honored three Bay Area businesses who have contributed for several years in supporting its philanthropies. Honorees have aided children in need by donating proper attire for prom through Operation Cinderella, providing eye exams and glasses through a partnership with Communities in Schools – Bay Area, and awarding grants toward Operation School Bell®. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing and hygiene kits to students in Clear Creek, Dickinson, Friendswood and La Porte Independent School Districts who have been identified by the school districts as children in need.

Awards were presented during Assistance League’s annual fundraising event Under the Sea Gala held at Houston Hobby Marriott South in April. Assistance League is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for at-risk populations through community-based philanthropic programs. Assistance League celebrates 25 years of serving the Bay Area this year. Its vision remains self-worth and possibility for all. For information on how to become involved either as a member, volunteer or community partner, please visitwww.bayarea.assistanceleague.org or emailassistanceleagueba@verizon.net.

(First Picture from Left) Danielle Smith and Diana Montes of Jill’s Fashions and Bridals were given the inaugural Glass Slipper Award by the Assistance League of the Bay Area. This mother and daughter team were honored for their donation of hundreds of new gowns to Operation Cinderella, a program that provides prom dresses and tuxedos to Bay Area teens who otherwise could not afford to attend their senior prom. Outgoing 2012-2013 Assistance League President Lisa Holbrook, right, presented the award.
(Second Picture from Left) Assistance League President Lisa Holbrook presented the National Operation School Bell® Award to the Employees Community Fund (ECF) of the Boeing Company. The philanthropy has granted over 55,000 to Assistance League's Operation School Bell program in the past three years. Receiving the award is Lynn Crume, Employee Community Fund of Boeing Houston Board Member, Employee Philanthropy.
(Third Picture from Left) Dr. Melissa Sommers, right, of Nasa Vision Center, received the H.O.P.E. Award from Assistance League for her time, expertise and generosity providing hundreds of students with eye exams and glasses over the past 23 years. The H.O.P.E. Award (Stuart Williams Heroes for Positive Endeavors Award) is given in tribute to the life and service of Stuart Williams, the late husband of Jill Williams, an Assistance League member since 2000. Presenting the award are Jill Williams, left, and Assistance League President Lisa Holbrook, center.