Donor Spotlight – Amanda Bennett

I first got connected with JRF when I was working at UGA around 2006. I wanted to volunteer somewhere in the community and found JRF through searching a list of local organizations. I was intrigued by the volunteer opportunity and helped as a Level 1 scholarship application reader that year. That was all it took…

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Alexandra Dale Munro Kilpatrick’s Gift – Honoring the Legacy of a Life Well Lived

Alexandra Dale Munro Kilpatrick, better known as Alix, was an exceptionally intelligent woman whose life path drew her away from traditional educational opportunities. As the prospect of her life ending drew near, she contacted her cousin and childhood best friend, Donna Zenor, and asked her to research organizations that “enhance the lives of women through…

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The Founders Challenge

Join us for the Founders Challenge! We’re the Founders of Jeannette Rankin Fund, pictured here presenting the first award to Barbara Dixon. It’s exciting to still be helping women achieve their goal of higher education, particularly as the Fund enters 2016, its 40th Anniversary Year.   To start 40 off strong, we’re coming together to match…

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Press Release: Prosperity Together

Local Organization joins $100 Million Pledge to Create Pathways to Economic Security for Women and Their Families in America Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund Joins the Partnership to Demonstrate the Collective Power of Women’s Foundations in Effective Grantmaking Athens, Georgia—Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund, a member of Prosperity Together, a nonpartisan partnership of public U.S. women’s foundations,…

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Mundito Foundation funds fifteen scholarships to help women conquer poverty

Athens, Ga. – Mundito Foundation, an Atlanta-based private nonprofit foundation, is awarding a $30,000 grant to Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships and support to fifteen women 35 and older who have low incomes. The women will receive $2,000 each in scholarships toward their technical and undergraduate programs.   “Life doesn’t always turn…

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Make a Difference with End-of-Year Gifts

No checkbook needed! Here are two easy ways to make gifts that don’t involve cash, but give needed help to women conquering poverty: Appreciated Stock A Jeannette Rankin Fund supporter is donating appreciated stock worth $5,000 as an end-of-year gift. Not only is that a great help for the scholarship program, but also for the…

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Press Release: Battelle donates eight scholarships for low-income women in STEM fields

Athens, Ga. – The Atlanta branch of Battelle, an Ohio based nonprofit research company, awarded a $20,000 grant to Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships and support to eight low-income women 35 and older.   The women will each receive $2,000 scholarships to support them toward their technical and undergraduate programs. These awards…

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Up to the Challenge

Update — From November 1 – December 31, 2014, donors contributed $106,638.50! Thank you for helping us beat our $100,000 Challenge. Exciting news: your gifts will be matched until December 31st! Generous supporters are providing funds for a $50,000 match to help raise $100,000 by the end of the year. Please join them in supporting women like…

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