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Star Party Athens 2019

Join us for the event of the year in Athens, GA! The Jeannette Rankin Foundation motto is to do good work and have FUN, all while empowering women to shine through education! We're wrapping that all together with the Star Party on September 24th, 2019. Buy your tickets here!

Don't miss out on an evening of fun drinks, amazing Silent Auction items, a chance to win a one-of-a-kind jewelry piece from JWR Jewelers, fabulous company, our Shining Star Honorees, our Rising Star Scholars, a photobooth, catering from Marti's at Midday, and so much more!

Together we are working to empower women through education by raising $60,000 for scholarships! Each one of you has the ability to impact a woman's life forever through the Star Party. All you have to do is sign up to fundraise! We'll recognize our two highest fundraisers as our Fundraising Stars, and they will be gifted with an amazing prize package valued at more than $500 each! Get in on the action now!

We'll kick things off at 5:30PM on September 24th at the Rialto Club at Hotel Indigo. We can't wait to see you there!

September 24, 2019 at 5:30PM

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you and your business looking for ways to give back to the Athens community, especially through empowering women to shine through education? Look no further!

We invite you to sponsor the 2019 Athens Star Party and empower women to shine!

On September 24th, 2019, JRF will be hosting our Star Party in Athens, GA.  It’s a fun cocktail hour fundraising event, with a photo booth, great food and drinks, and a big focus on social media and peer-to-peer fundraising for guests. We all work together to raise as much money as possible to fund the scholarships that the JRF distributes to incredibly deserving women.

The nature of the Star Party provides the potential for exponential reach through this event. If you’re looking for a great way to get your organization’s name out there in the Athens community while supporting an incredible cause, this is it! In prior years, our event produced incredible reach via social media and website connections.

  • The 2018 event website had more than 22,000 visitors.
  • 2018 event related social media reached more than 52,000 people. 

Each Star Party sponsor’s logo and direct website link will be added to our event website and featured on social media, which means your organization will benefit from the traffic we receive! You also will be highlighted during the event, with a crowd of more than 200 philanthropists from the Athens community.

The proceeds from the Star Party will go towards furthering our mission of providing scholarships and support to low-income women aged 35 and older across the U.S. to build better lives through post-secondary education. Since JRF was founded in 1976, we have provided more than 1,300 scholarships valued at $3 million to 1,000 women nationwide.

Did you know that a woman with a Bachelor’s Degree makes an average of $822,000 more over her lifetime than a woman with just her High School Diploma? College education is the single best way for a woman to break the cycle of poverty, and JRF Scholars are doing just that! This last year, 91% of JRF Scholars either graduated or kept working towards their degrees, while the national average is only 31%!

We hope you’ll join us as a sponsor for the 2019 Star Party. With every dollar given, you help open the door to education for women who are determined to work and earn a better life for themselves and their families.

You can review our full sponsorship packet with complete details here: 2019 Athens STAR Party Sponsorship Packet

Star Party Athens

Want more information about Star Party Athens including how to become a sponsor, buy tickets, or donate? Drop us an email here!
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