We're passionate about one thing... Empowering Women

Our mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty for women through education and job training

Meet the Team

The Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community  leaders with expertise in a wide range of areas, including counseling, advocacy, education, finance, grants, realty, health & wellness, and business management. The Board meets monthly. It is responsible for taking care of the strategic and financial health of the organization on an ongoing basis. Board terms are three years with a two (2) year minimum for continuity.  Officers are elected annually as required.  The UGA MBA students serve as, voting ex officio members through the four semesters of the MBA program (a 20-month term).

Virginia "Ginny" Hamilton President

Virginia "Ginny" Hamilton, President (2019)

Grants Professional
UGA Auxiliary Services, Athens, GA

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Founder, Treasurer and Board Member

Ed Keegan, Founder & Treasurer (2016)

Retired Colonel of the US Air Force Associate Director, Cybersecurity Engineering
Raytheon Technologies

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Michaela Buttler, Fundraising Chair (2021)

Korn Ferry, Atlanta, GA

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Join us

We are looking for new board members.

Does our mission inspire you?

Come to a board meeting and learn more

1st Monday of every month 6:30PM

Oconee Chamber of Commerce

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Linda Maples, Community Outreach 

Member at Large (2021)
Coldwell Banker Upchurch Realty
Athens, GA

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CarolAnn, Secretary(2020)

Personal Trainer
Club Pilates &
Athens Health and Fitness

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UGA MBA Fellow Board Members


Callie Weir, Member at Large (2021)

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Emeritus Board Members


Martha "Tish" Rumsey, Emeritus Board Member (2016)

Retired Georgia Division of Family & Children Services

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Terri Davis, Emeritus Board Member (2016)

Realtor & Associate Broker Keller Williams Realty - Greater Athens

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Do you have a passion to help support our mission?

Ashton was all about volunteerism, and that is the biggest need for the Foundation.  We will be hosting events to raise funds to support Ashton's causes.  Becoming a member of a nonprofit board as a board member or committee member can be a rewarding, high impact way that for-profit executives can do community service while learning new skills that can enhance their own careers.  If you are interested in volunteering, or being a part of our organization please send us an email to ashtonhopekeeganfoundation@gmail.com.


Not quite sure and want to learn more? Come to a Board Meeting

We hold our board meetings once a month downstairs at the Oconee Chamber of Commerce, 55 Nance Dr., Watkinsville, GA  30677, the first Monday of every month @ 6:30PM.  Come out sometime to see what we are all about.

The Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation partners with the following local Non-profit and Educational organizations.