JRF Founder Gail Dendy

Gail Dendy Endowed Scholar Grant

Gail is an Athens native who served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South India. She has been a writer and an activist for Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, and against War since her teen years. Gail was the first woman elected chair of the Clarke County Democratic Committee. She earned degrees at the University of Georgia studying Twentieth Century Revolution and Decolonization. Gail wrote the stanza of the UGA Alma Mater
that, finally, added women to the song.