ATHENA Patrons Society

Since its inception in 2010, the Patrons Society has raised over $60,000 in support of the ATHENA Fund, which was established to help sustain and improve upon the Nashville ATHENA Awards & Scholarship program. In the past six years, over $35,000 in scholarships from the ATHENA Fund have been awarded for young women entering college through the ATHENA Alumnae Scholarship.

We invite you to join this impressive group of women community and business leaders as a Patrons Society member and supporter of the 2017 ATHENA Awards & Scholarship Program. In addition to funding the ATHENA Alumnae Scholarship, members will receive:

  • One complimentary $75 ticket to the ATHENA Award event on March 30th, 2017 at OzArts.
  • Reserved VIP seating at the ATHENA Award event for the first 100 members
  • Recognition on the ATHENA invitation, printed program and event signage.
  • One VIP admission to the exclusive ATHENA Patron’s Society and Nominee Reception at the Nashville Parthenon.

Please consider a $250 gift ($175 is tax deductible) to the Patrons Society, in order to help sustain and improve upon ATHENA’s success.

How to Join:

  1. Complete a donation form ONLINE by clicking here. Or, DOWNLOAD the donation form and email to Heidi Tieslau,, or mail to P.O. Box 23148, Nashville, TN 37202-3148.
  2. Submit your $250 payment online with a credit or debit card by clicking here. Be sure to type ‘ATHENA Patrons Society’ in the comment box.
  3. Mail a $250 check (or more), made out to the Cable Foundation with a note in the memo section stating “Patrons Society”, to P.O. Box 23148, Nashville, TN 37202-3148.

For more information about Patrons Society, please contact the Patron’s Society co-chairwomen Pat Pierce at  or Yvonne Woods at

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