Message from the President

Happy New Year: Alliance Looking Forward to Greater Works

As we welcome in the New Year, Alliance for Greater Works is thankful for your friendship and support. 

In 2022, Alliance’s priority will be to develop leaders to create equitable communities. There is a quote by a well-known Senator that says, “Leadership is not a position or a title, it is an action and example.” Leadership is crucial to our homes, communities, cities, and nation and I believe Alliance’s commitment to developing the next generation of leaders is timely and important. 

With the effects of COVID on families, the lack of living wage jobs for many low-income residents, housing and food insecurity, limited access to healthcare and education, leadership is imperative to creating equitable communities for people in all 254 counties throughout Texas. With your support, we will work toward a better Texas where no individual person or community is sidelined, under-resourced or excluded. 

As we enter a new year, I would like to highlight some of the work we will accomplish in 2022.

Resilient Church Collective

Alliance is excited to announce our first cohort of twenty-two churches from across the state of Texas as part of the Resilient Church Collective: A Trauma-Informed Community Network. This five-year initiative will allow Alliance to support the cohort churches’ response to the trauma experienced by youth and adults as they cope with devastating events related to COVID-19, intergenerational trauma, and community violence. Learn more here.

Healing Youth Alliance

Partner with Alliance to help youth rise above trauma. The Healing Youth Alliance program equips pastors, educators, families, and young adults to recognize signs of trauma in youth and empower them to respond in ways that will begin to create a pathway for healing. Consider bringing this training to your church, school or in your community. Join us in becoming an ally for youth in distress. Learn more here.

Women’s Executive Leadership Program for the Philanthropic Sector

Alliance is pleased to partner with the University of North Texas – Dallas and Jindal School of Management at UT Dallas to offer a comprehensive, personalized professional development for multicultural, multigenerational women and minority leaders. This in-depth, program provides a gender-based lens on key leadership principles. Learn more here.

Ultimate Financial and Legal Conference™ (UFLC)

On October 24-25, 2022, we will host the15th Annual UFLC in collaboration with Sommerville & Associates, P.C., Ratliff & Associates, P.C., and Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski, and Zuber, P.C. This premiere conference provides ministry leaders with up-to-date financial, legal, fundraising, talent management, and risk management best practices. Mark your calendars and plan to attend! 

Because of you, we are able to continue like programs, build partnerships across the state of Texas, and develop leaders to create equitable communities. Together, we are working side-by-side to make this happen. As we take on 2022 and set out to accomplish all our goals, we ask for your continued support by way of prayers and financial generosity. Thank you for all that you do.


Sherrye Willis
President & CEO

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