Abby Foundation Women Together
Abby Foundation's 2015 Women Together Luncheon will be
held on Friday, August 7 at the
Tinley Park Convention Center. This year
marks the 30th Anniversary for the Women Together
Luncheon! Our guest speaker will be
Zoraida Sambolin, Weekday Edition Co-anchor,
NBC5 News Today.
is the Weekday Edition co-anchor of NBC5 News Today.
rejoined NBC5 News in 2014 after spending two years at
CNN. The morning news anchor originally joined WMAQ in
the summer of 2002 and began reporting for Telemundo the
following year. As the first Chicago on-air broadcaster
to work at both English and Spanish language stations
simultaneously, she has broken new ground for Latinos in
the No. 3 market in the country. Sambolin launched "Nuestra
Familia" on WSNS Telemundo. In the weekly series,
Sambolin tackles a variety of topics on health and
family life and provides resources and information to
help Latino families in the Chicago area.
Tickets for the 30th Anniversary Women Together Luncheon
are $45, or a table of 10 for $450.
Tickets can be purchased online
or, send your check payable to:
Abby Foundation, P.O. Box 121, Olympia Fields, IL 60461.
Reservations must be paid in advance. Tickets will be
held at the door.
Assigned seating for tables of 10 only.
The Abby Foundation of the South
From 1985 until today, the Abby Foundation’s mission has
remained constant: raise money and distribute it to
established nonprofit organizations, who
apply for a grant that help women and their
children and fund scholarships for both young women and
In its early years, Abby women asked friends and
neighbors to join them at focus groups which eventually
grew into formal luncheons. It was a simple recipe;
spend a little time and money and help a neighbor. The
first luncheon raised $2,000 that was quickly donated to
two established domestic violence shelters, the Crisis
Center for South Suburbia and the South Suburban Family
A board of directors and a membership component were
soon formed and as
luncheon attendance grew, breast
cancer awareness joined domestic violence prevention as
Abby beneficiaries. At the same time, a
program was initiated, helping women reach their
potential through scholarships.
Abby Foundation Membership
to the Abby Foundation is easy. Donate $100 per year for
an individual membership to the foundation and attend
the luncheon which features a keynote speaker, a raffle,
an exhibit area for local businesses and nonprofit
organizations, an informational program book that
contains an A to Z listing of nonprofit organizations. Business
memberships are also available and include a business
listing in the program book and ticket to the
Women Together luncheon.
Abby’s original 20 members became almost 100 in 2009 and
the board of directors hopes to continue growing that
membership so that more nonprofit organizations will
receive financial help. In its many years, the
has distributed more than a million dollars through its
offers scholarships to
women who need assistance to attend college in the fall,
either as graduating high school seniors or women
returning to college. We are able to offer $1,000
scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students
attending a four-year college/university and $500
scholarships to those attending a two-year community
college. Minimum GPA requirement is 3.0/4.0.
Applications for the 2015 scholarships will be due in March,
apply for an
download the scholarship application and submit by March
Athletic scholarships will also be awarded in for
Athlete of the Year. To
apply for an athletic scholarship
download the scholarship application that will be
available in February, 2015.
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