JRF Board Director Receives High Honor
Ruth Bettandorff, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus, was recently named Outstanding Adult Educator in Georgia by the Georgia Adult Education Association. The award highlights Ruth’s amazing contributions to adult/continuing education. We are so proud that Ruth is a part of the JRF family! For the full artcle, click here.
Shalondan Hollingshed joined the staff of JRF as Financial Program Assistant. Ms. Hollingshed earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is pursuing her Master’s of Public Administration at UGA.
April Greene has been promoted to the position of Program Coordinator. Ms. Green is responsible for managing the scholarship program, which now totals 80 scholarships awarded annually to women across the U.S.
Bentley Worthy has been promoted to the position of Development and Marketing Coordinator. Ms. Worthy is responsible for managing constituent data and communications, and she has recently provided support to the executive director and board directors in the successful Sunshine Lady Challenge campaign.
Sunshine Lady Challenge: The Race Is Still On!
We are entering the last month of our Sunshine Lady Challenge and are proud to announce that we have reached $50,000 in new or increased donations. Sunshine Lady Foundation is continuing to match the donations until the June 30 deadline. However, the race is not over!
In light of several state and federal budget cutbacks and limited financial aid options, low-income students are struggling to pay for higher education. Many highly motivated and hard-working adult women need scholarships in order to train for careers to support themselves and their families.
Join the challenge to empower women to change their lives through higher education. If you are a new donor, your entire gift will be doubled. If you are already a JRF supporter, any amount you donate over your 2009 donation will be doubled. Donate online now by clicking here.
“The scholarship was so much more than money for school. It was an acknowledgment that people believed in me and wanted to help me put my life back together. Your award gave me back my dignity and my self-respect.”
- Suz Jackson, JRF scholar
Huffington Post recognizes JRF as a top nonprofit
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High Hat Tea ‘10: good friends, tasty food and a great time!
This year’s High Hat Tea had JRF’s highest attendance record yet for this event! The turn out as well as all of the generous donations received for the JRF scholarship fund could not be more pleasing!
Keeping with tradition, JRF invited guests to wear a hat of their choosing. Unlike previous years, however, a hat parade was held to award those guests with the most creative head pieces. Four judges were chosen, and throughout the event, walked around handing various guests an invitation to walk in the parade. At it’s conclusion, the six best hats were awarded with a pound of freshly ground, Jittery Joe’s coffee.
And the winners were…
Janice Emery for Smallest Hat
Russell Edwards for Tallest Hat
Pat Holmes for Best Vintage Hat
The Nairn Family for Most Coordinated Family
Josh Glasser for Most Daring Hat
BB Webb for Most Imaginative Hat
Once again, JRF would like to thank all of those who attended, and invite anyone who did not get the chance this year to attend next year’s High Hat Tea!
For those of you who did attend, JRF invites you to fill out the survey below to help make next year’s event even better!