Parkway Advisors Year in Review 2017 – PRA

One of the local organizations that we support in part of our “Helpers of People” initiative is Pregnancy Resources of Abilene.

Pregnancy Resources of Abilene is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to promoting and defending the sanctity and integrity of all human life. Some of their services include –
– Pregnancy Testing
-Pregnancy Verification through Ultrasound Exams
-Medical Consulation and Referrals
-Pre-Natal Consulation & Education
-Material Support (diapers & formula)
-Community Resource Referrals
-Pregnancy and Parenting Classes

All of their services are free and confidential.

In March our company sponsored one of their fundraising events called Life in Bloom.  “Bloom” is their annual fundraising banquet that is held every spring. They have been honored to have wonderful keynote speakers: Max Lucado, J.C. Watts, Star Parker, Steve Arterburn, Joe White, Rebecca St. James, Michael W. Smith, Pam Tebow, Bob Goff, and Brad Stein.  In 2018 they will be bringing in Christian recording artist Matthew West.

Bloom is an opportunity to look inside Pregnancy Resources of Abilene, learn how they serve our community and catch the vision for the years to come. We are honored to be able to sponsor such a great organization. To learn more about Pregnancy Resources of Abilene click the link to their website https://www.prabilene.com/

 

During the months of April and May, Parkway attended many conferences.  Two of the main ones were the AFA 2017 Executive Summit in April and the AFA 2017 Spring Symposium in May. The AFA, or American Fraternal Alliance, unites nearly 63 not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies operating in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Alliance member societies represent nearly 8 million individuals, making it one of America’s largest member-volunteer networks. Through advocacy, developing policy and providing opportunities for a broader understanding of fraternal benefit societies as financial providers and community service activists, the Alliance serves as a vital and valued resource.

We have developed great relationships with members of the AFA and look forward to continued success through those events.  In our next post we will share a little more about some of the Board Education Master Classes that we speak at helping to provide valuable information to Board Members of the Fraternal Industry. To learn more about the American Fraternal Alliance click the link to their website https://fraternalalliance.org/

Parkway Advisors Year in Review 2017 – Hendrick Home for Children

At Parkway, one of our strategic objectives is to be known as “Helpers of People.” We not only match our client’s donations to organizations they support but we also give to numerous charitable organizations in our own community.

In January 2017, we sponsored a table at the 8th Annual Dancing With the Abilene Stars. A dozen local celebrity dancers performed before a sold out crowd at the Abilene Civic Center to see who could raise the most money. This event raised $446,000 for Hendrick Home for Children.

Hendrick Home for Children raises children in a safe and loving Christian environment. The children are reared in an atmosphere of spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual growth. They enjoy participating in all academic and extracurricular activities of their public schools. Their vacations include activities such as water and snow skiing, competitive horse shows, camping in the Big Bend of Texas and fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Since 1939, Hendrick Home for Children has been a safe and loving “home” for thousands of children after living their early lives in poverty, abuse and neglect.

 

We are thankful to be a part of such a great organization.  To learn more about Hendrick Home for Children, click the link http://www.hendrickhome.org/