ATHENA Patrons Society

Patrons Society

ATHENA Patrons Society


The Rutherford ATHENA Patrons Society provides the ATHENA Award Program with much-needed funding, supports future leaders through the ATHENA Nontraditional Scholarship, and provides Society members added benefits. The Patrons Society is supported by both women and men who have been and are a part of the ATHENA legacy and who are committed to its continuation.

Drawing from the ranks of past ATHENA nominees, judges, committee members, as well as RUTHERFORD Cable members and community leaders, the Rutherford ATHENA Patrons Society represents a cross-section of Rutherford Countians who are dedicated to the ATHENA Leadership Model and who promote the personal and professional success embodied by the spirit of ATHENA. Support the Rutherford ATHENA Award Program and join the Patrons Society today.

Your $190 contribution:

  • 2024 Patron Society Member
  • Supports the Rutherford ATHENA Program
  • Helps provide scholarships for deserving female students returning to school later in life.Provides your ticket to the May 17th, 2024 ATHENA Award Ceremony
  • Provides your ticket to the invitation only Patron’s Reception on April 18th at Pinnacle Financial Partners, 114 W College St, 37130
  • Patrons society member who join before Friday March 29th are recognized in the ATHENA Award Ceremony’s print program and on the ATHENA Website

2024 Patrons Society List

Dr. Jill Austin
Anne Davis
Gena Dix
Dr. Echell Eady
Sherry Galloway
Andy Helton
Mary Hoffschwelle
Patti James
Megan Keen
Kara Kemp
Kenzi Keene
Stephanie Kusch
Julie Lewis
Amanda Moore

Jody Powers
Jolene Radnoti
Vasana Rattanarath
Deborah Roberts
Mary Catherine Sevier
Alicia Stachura
Ashley Stearns
Betsy Taylor
Veronica Terrell
Gina Urban
Meg Van Patten
Kory Wells
Sonya Wright


Patron Society members as of May 2, 2024

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2024 ATHENA Sponsors

For more information about the Rutherford ATHENA Award® Program, please contact Janet Martin, 2024 ATHENA Chair, at
For more information on the ATHENA International Leadership Award, please visit