Meet Mandy!

Hi there! I’m Mandy, the Social Media & Marketing Associate! I’ve been a proud member of the JRF team since November 2019. My favorite thing about JRF is that we offer so much more than just a scholarship, we create a network of support for our Scholars and build lifelong relationships with them. At JRF,…

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Meet BOD member – Valerie

It’s #BlackHistoryMonth! Join us in celebrating the incredible black women who make JRF so amazing. Meet Valerie Bell! Val is a member of the JRF Board of Directors. She is the executive director of the Athens Regional Library System, which covers five Northeast Georgia counties with 11 library branches. Valerie previously served as Assistant Director…

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#WomensEqualityDay20

It #WomensEqualityDay! Today we celebrate the adoption of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which prohibits our state and federal governments from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. Earlier this month, the New York Times spotlighted activists who are the ancestors of famous suffragists, for example Ida B. Wells,…

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