Meet Sachi!

Hi y’all! It’s Sachi, the social media intern for JRF! I’d like to take a second to introduce myself and let y’all know who’s behind some of these posts!  I was born and raised in Putnam County, Georgia, which is a tiny, rural, conservative area (read: many cows) about an hour south of Athens. Growing…

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Meet Marnagee!

Marnagee is the Development Intern for the Spring 2021 semester. She graduated Summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Public Affairs certificate. Marnagee is currently in UGA’s Master of Public Administration program and is expected to graduate in May 2022. Her master’s degree prepares students…

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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 Cat!

I’m Cat and I love people! I’m my best person when I’m helping others. I grew up in a low-income household as the youngest of nine children. I was pulled out of school at the age of twelve and didn’t return to school until I was in my 30’s. I’m a single mother of three…

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Meet Riley!

My name is Riley Grube, and I am a junior at the University of Georgia! I am majoring in political science with a minor in international affairs. I started working at JRF this summer as a development associate, and I have loved it so far! I really appreciate how kind and welcoming everyone at JRF…

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Meet Ty!

My name is Tylanna! I joined the Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund team in January 2018 as an intern. My passion for learning and helping others along with my major in Women’s Studies led me to join . As the Program and Development Associate, I have been working closely with the scholarship program and our Scholars to…

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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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Welcome, LaTrena!

Dear Family, It is with an overwhelming joy that I now join the staff of Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund. I couldn’t imagine being in any other career, working with individuals more dedicated than all who are involved with JRF. Jeannette Rankin Fund was celebrating 35 years of changing women’s lives in 2011 when we…

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Welcome new Executive Director, Karen Sterk!

Greetings Friends – It is a privilege and honor to take on the leadership of Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund. I am energized and excited to build on the organization’s 39 years of providing scholarships and support to low income women 35 and older across the United States. The groundwork creating a solid infrastructure is…

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Strategic Plan 2015-2017

The Jeannette Rankin board and staff have been working together and in small groups to achieve the three goals above. Five main strategies have been outlined to meet the goals: 1. Define high-level measures of success aligned with our vision 2. Develop our “Go National” plan 3. Create the funding plan to achieve our goals…

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