ATHENA Patrons Society

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 $45,000 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 2018 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 22nd, 2018
  • 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 ($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 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.

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Our 2018 Patrons Society Members

Roxianne Bethune

Lawrence Blank-Cook

Dr. Katherine Brown

Suzanne Buchanan

Tania Carter

Margaret Cook

Glenda Copeland

Sakina Elton

Vanessa Hickman

Monchiere’ Holmes-Jones

Susan Hosbach

Susan Huggins

Patricia James

Jan D Maddox

Anne Martin

Mendy Mazzo

Barbara Moss

Andrea Perry

Patricia Pierce

Gracie Porter

Nekasha Pratt

Laura Purswell

Sharon Roberson

Mari Ross-Alexander

Joyce Searcy

Laquita Stribling

Lolita Toney

Aleta Trauger

Deborah G Varallo

Evette White

Kurt Wiest

Tameka Winston

Alisha Wix

Yvonne Wood

Theresa Zuckowsky