Volunteer of The Year

Rankin Foundation Volunteer of the Year

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation extends our utmost appreciation to all of our volunteers who make the work we do possible. We extend special gratitude to these individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to our mission.

2018: Bill Loughner

Bill was our first-ever Volunteer of the Year because of his dedication to the Rankin Foundation. He has led the way as our longest-tenured Volunteer Application Reader. Bill and his […]

2019: Jinx Patel

Jinx Patel is a woman who welcomed me with open arms when I came to the Athens community. She went a step further. When I talked to her about doing a […]

2020: Lisa Nunez

Lisa Nunez Lisa has been an extraordinary help in the Rankin Home Office, working weekly for the past seven years. She has been a Volunteer Application Reader with us for […]

2021: Libby Pollock

Libby Pollock has been a dedicated volunteer with Rankin for nine years. She has served on the Board of Directors for nine years, the longest  tenured Board Member to date. […]

2022: Valerie Bell

Valerie Bell has been a member of the Jeannette Rankin Board of Directors since 2017. She is the Executive Director of Athens – Clarke County Library, a position she has […]

2023: Dorothy and Jim Newland

Volunteers of the Year We are over the moon excited to announce that Dorothy Sams Newland and Jim Newland are our Volunteers of the Year for 2023.  Dorothy wrote the […]