Alexandra Kilpatrick

Alexandra Kilpatrick Endowed Scholar Grant

Facilitated by Donna Zenor

Alexandra Kilpatrick, better known as Alix, lived a life in which she focused on pursuing her dreams, from working at a theater in Paris, France, to opening a yoga studio in New Zealand, to flying for American Airlines. She was passionate about having a full life, and as she got older, she realized that she wanted to leave a legacy to empower others to live a full life. She asked her cousin and childhood best friend, Donna Zenor, to research organizations that “enhance the lives of women through education,” leading to the discovery of the Jeannette Rankin Foundation. Unfortunately, Alix died suddenly and was unable to leave the funds directly to the Rankin Foundation, but that didn’t stop Donna from doing everything she could to make sure Alix’s wish was honored.