Jeannette Rankin Foundation to Hold Annual STAR Party in Athens


By Alexia Ridley

October 27, 2022


Athens-based national nonprofit, the Jeannette Rankin Foundation is holding its annual Star Party Thursday, November 3rd. The event will honor Dr. Johnnetta Cole, an anthropologist, author, former president of two historically Black colleges for women. 

The event raises funds to support the nonprofits mission of providing education grants to women, typically 35 and older, who are pursuing their first degrees. 

The foundation has awarded more than $4 million dollars since it was founded in 1976. The party is from 7:30 to 9 pm at Hotel Indigo and can be attended in-person, for the first time since the pandemic began or virtually.  

Last year’s event raised $110,000. Karen Sterk is CEO of the foundation. She discussed the upcoming event with WUGA. 

Visit the foundation’s website for more information.