Big Hearts, Bright Futures

Agenda and speakers for the October 7 luncheon.

Veronda Durden


Today we come together to share and celebrate our clients’ success, which are our successes. It’s a day when we recognize the big hearts who have a transformational impact on our work, as well as our clients and the bright futures ahead of them.

For many families, life brings uncertainty. We continue to provide foundational support to families—utility and housing assistance, transportation, food, medical equipment—so they can focus on what children need to thrive.

As our supporters, you play a critical role in allowing us to deliver on this promise. We are forever grateful for your big hearts and open arms.

Thank you for being here,
Veronda L. Durden


Hear about the impact of our services and the role that prevention has on families in Central Texas.

11:30 am - Guest Arrival & Lunch

12:15 pm - Welcome & Introductions

12:30 pm - Meet Fatima and Natalia

12:45 pm - Mission Tables

1:00 pm - Program Ends

Michele Scott

Special thanks to event chair Michele Scott!

Michele joined Any Baby Can’s board of directors in September 2020. She grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and earned a BS in Accounting from Southern University. Michele is a mother of three and believes strongly in the work of Any Baby Can. She was also recently voted one of Austin’s Best Real Estate Agents of 2022 by Austin Home Magazine!


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Fatima, Parenting Class Participant

Fatima’s family moved to the United States when she was an infant. They struggled when she was growing up. Fatima experienced homelessness and got pregnant at 20 years old. At 21 she gave birth to a little girl. Fatima vowed to give her daughter a better future after taking Any Baby Can's parenting classes. Now Fatima is an entrepreneur and gives back to her community.

Mom and Grandma kiss little girl

Natalia, Client in Nurse-Family Partnership

Natalia was in our Nurse-Family Partnership program when she found out her daughter had a rare neuromuscular disorder. With support from her Any Baby Can nurse and our Early Childhood Intervention team, she has faced the challenges of raising her sweet and loving daughter. Natalia now advocates for other families who have children with complex medical conditions.

Donations made before October 11 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000!


Angel Society donors invest in Any Baby Can’s vision by making an annual or monthly gift at a level that is meaningful to that person or family.

Partner (Annual Donor)

  • $1,500/year

    Supports first-time moms in our Nurse-Family Partnership program with a personal, registered nurse and an annual “Mom’s Celebration” dinner

  • $2,500

    Supports events like Parent’s Night Out, a night of respite and pampering for parents of children with special health care needs

  • $5,000

    Provides 4 months of maternal mental health support services to a mom who may not otherwise have access to this support

Sustainer (Monthly Donor)

  • $10/month

    Aids with food insecurities

  • $25

    Provides essential household items including diapers and wipes

  • $50

    Enables telehealth by providing internet access

  • $100

    Provides emergency utility assistance to a family in need

About Any Baby Can

Any Baby Can, a Central Texas nonprofit, partners with families to overcome obstacles and achieve well-being. With programs that meet clients where they are – at home, work or school – Any Baby Can helps build stability, develop skills and navigate systems so children and families reach their full potential.

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We focus on a whole-family approach to creating stability and addressing physical, developmental and emotional well-being



We educate, motivate and empower parents so that families can overcome challenges and children can reach their full potential.

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We are leaders who are passionate about family well-being, parent education and child development programs and services.


Event Chair: Michele Scott

Greater Texas Credit Union