Stiletto News 2024

Quarter 1 News

We are delighted to share with you a recap of the recent events and fundraising activities undertaken by the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation. Through your unwavering support and dedication, we have achieved remarkable milestones in our mission to empower and uplift our community.


Gift Delivery to Educational Partners

In December, we had the pleasure of delivering over 100 gifts to the children of our educational partners’ scholars. This initiative not only brought joy to the children but also reinforced our commitment to supporting education and fostering brighter futures.


Sharing our Vision in the Athens Community

Kim, our esteemed leader, shared insights with business leaders in Athens regarding trends in the nonprofit sector. Her expertise and dedication continue to inspire others and drive positive change within our community.


2ND Annual Stiletto Stampede

Despite challenging weather conditions, the Stiletto Stampede saw participation from 98 registrants, with approximately 60 individuals braving the cold to run. We are thrilled to announce that this event raised an impressive $6,000, marking a significant 54% increase from the inaugural Stiletto Stampede.

A special thank you to the continued support from our sponsors: Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United, Inc. Athens Sales Center, Mighty McFly, RAI Contractors, Linda Maples, Raytheon Technologies, Ed & Kim Keegan, Todd Whitaker, Watkinsville Golf Cards & Disc Golf, Global Com, Bank South, Moore’s Tree Service, Watkinsville Service Center, Piedmont Athens Regional, and The Hawg Pen. Our in-kind donations were provided by Fleet Feet, Peachy Sweets, Athens Running Company, Jittery Joes Coffee, Pure Barre, Cofers Home & Garden Showplace, Smoothie King, Rockbox Athens, South Main Brewing, and Classic City Eats.

We greatly appreciate all of our sponsors who make this event such a success each year. As you shop or look for services, please consider these amazing donors.


Celebration at CINE

The Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation was honored to be nominated for Nonprofit of the Year at the celebration sponsored by AACF. Additionally, Kim’s remarkable contributions were recognized as she was nominated for the prestigious ATHENA Award for her dedication to advancing women’s causes.


Gala Plans are Underway

Our dedicated team engaged in productive planning and brainstorming sessions for our upcoming gala, laying the groundwork for an unforgettable event aimed at furthering our philanthropic endeavors.

A special addition to this year’s event will involve interior design students. We are excited about the new collaboration that will form the decoration committee for our gala. This partnership promises to infuse creativity and innovation into our event-planning process.

This year, we invite you to join us for “A Golden Evening in Paris: Where Our Scholars Shine” at the Athens Cotton Press on August 3, 2024.

For more information about becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets, please click here.


Interview with Journalism UGA Student

Ginny and Kim had the privilege of being interviewed by a Journalism UGA student, providing an opportunity to share the foundation’s vision, values, and impact with a broader audience.


Continued Growth for Scholar Success

Furthermore, we are thrilled to announce that the foundation has experienced remarkable growth, awarding 132% more scholarships year over year. This achievement underscores our commitment to providing opportunities for education and personal development within our community.



As we reflect on these accomplishments, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to each of you for your continued support and dedication to the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation. Together, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve, and we look forward to continuing our journey of impact and empowerment in the days ahead.

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