ATHENA Patrons Society

The Nashville ATHENA Patrons Society supports and sustains the ATHENA Award Program by providing it with needed funding while providing our future leaders, high school and non-traditional women pursuing college, with scholarships.  Since its inception in 2010, the Patrons Society has raised over $95,000 in support of the ATHENA Fund, which was established to help sustain and improve upon the Nashville ATHENA Awards & Scholarship Program. In the past seven years, over $55,500 in scholarships from the ATHENA Fund has 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 29th Nashville ATHENA Awards & Scholarship Program.  In addition to funding the ATHENA Alumnae Scholarship, members will receive:

  • One complimentary $100 ticket to the ATHENA Award event on March 28, 2019
  • 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 on February 28, 2019

Please consider a $250 gift ($150 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, click here to download the donation form and email to Andrea Perry,, 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.


Our 2019 Patrons Society members are:

Lori Adukeh
Julia Baker
Laura Baker
Jenny Barker
Mary Beard
Raquel Bellamy
Roxianne Bethune
Charles Robert Bone
Charles W. Bone
Lisa Booker
Jan Bossing
Katie Braddy
Christine T. Bradley
Patricia Brown
Katherine Brown
Eltra Butler
Jennifer Carpenter
Tania Carter
Heather Cass
Kay Caudle
Jenny Charles
Glen Civitts
Glenda Copeland
Nancy Corley
Martha Daughtrey
Nicole Dunigan
Sherie Edwards
Lauranette Ford
Mary Taylor Gallagher
Cathy Gurley
Yolanda Mason Henderson
Linda Hope
Susan Hosbach
Dwanna Hughes
Patricia James
Janet Jernigan
Dimeta Knight
Ashley Lane
Sunna Lee
Karen Litterer
Brittany Lorenzi
Lueatrice Green Lovett
Jan Maddox
Lucia Mar
Racquel Martin
Mendy Mazzo
Laura Mimms
Rita Mitchell
Patricia Head Moskal
Barbara Moss
Melinda Noblitt
Emily Passini
Lauren Lane Payne
Linda Payne
Andrea Perry
Patricia Pierce
Gracie Porter
Nekasha Pratt
Gayle Ray
Chris Raybeck
Sharon Roberson
Courtenay Rogers
Stephani Ryan
Vicki Scruggs
Joyce Espy Searcy
Patricia Shea
Jan Nee Sheats
Simone Sheats
Lakisha Simmons
Ashlie Singletary
Laura Smith
Amber Alexander Solano
Joycelyn Stevenson
Laquita Stribling
LoLita Toney
Deborah Varallo
Candace Warner
Wendy Warren
Beverly Watts
Memorie White
Yvonne Wood
Stephen Zralek