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Jeannette Rankin Foundation to Hold Annual STAR Party in Athens

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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.  

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!