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Nancy Bain

1st Vice President

Speakers

In January: Cecilia Abbott’s story reminds us all that the American Dream is alive and well in Texas. The granddaughter of immigrants from Mexico, Cecilia was raised in San Antonio by parents who were both educators, and who instilled in Cecilia, her sister and two brothers a love of learning and helping others.

 

Cecilia took their lessons to heart, earning three degrees from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. Cecilia then devoted her life to serving others. She has been a teacher, vice-principal, and principal at several Catholic schools across Texas, and later went on to another noble calling working in senior health care services.

 

But Cecilia hasn’t only devoted her professional life to helping others – she’s done the same thing in her personal life. She currently serves on the board of several educational organizations and is an active member of many philanthropic groups.

 

Cecilia believes strongly in giving back. Her signature initiative as First Lady combines the two things that she is most passionate about — Texas and philanthropy. She calls it Texanthropy, and through it she promotes volunteerism and service to others across

Texas. Cecilia has also partnered with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on a similar initiative — Network of Nurture — to raise awareness about the ways Texans can support the children and families in the state’s child welfare system.

 

Cecilia is a proud mother to her daughter, Audrey, and a devoted wife to her husband of 38 years, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. With her husband’s election as Governor, Cecilia made history by becoming the first Hispanic First Lady of Texas.

Cecelia Abbott

2019-2020 Speakers

September 23, 2019

Beth Rand

Founder, Restoration Ranch

 

October 28, 2019

Fall Fashion Show

Puttin’ on the Ritz

 

November 25, 2019

Gerald Daugherty

Travis County Commissioner

Community and Traffic Issues

 

January 27, 2020

Dr. David Calvo

 

February 24, 2020

Kay Albert

Organizer of First Lake Travis Film Festival

 

March 23, 2020

Dr. David Calvo

Orthopedic Surgeon

Wellness Nutrition and a Balanced Lifestyle

 

April 27, 2020

Donna Overly

Local Author and Artist

 

May 18, 2020

Installation Luncheon