The Stiletto News

April 2023

Happy Spring to all of our Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation Family and Friends or as we like to call it “framily”! 


“Why The Stiletto News?” you might ask. Well, you may have seen pictures of pink stilettos on our website or in our social media and wondered about their significance. Ashton firmly believed that how you presented yourself determined how you were treated. She always dressed professionally yet with a stylish touch of her own. These pink shoes were Ashton’s and, along with her subtle purple hair, represent how she was able to allow her outgoing personality to shine through while still looking professional. In our newsletter, we hope to not only share with you in a clear and concise way, professional if you will, what is happening in our organization but also to let the personality of the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation shine through.  



We are looking for volunteers to help run concessions at UGA events.

Volunteer and help make a difference in someone’s life! All proceeds will help fund technical and training scholarships to help further our mission to break the cycle of generational poverty for women in the Northeast Georgia area.

If you are in need of volunteer hours, please click the link and sign up today!

Please keep an eye on our website and social pages for more opportunities and events!


In April:

Kim Keegan's LEAD Athens Graduation: Celebrating Integrity

Last night, April 13th, was a special evening for Kim, as she graduated from LEAD Athens, an intense year-long program of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce designed to develop effective leaders committed to building a vibrant community. The vision of LEAD Athens is to be the premier program inspiring leaders to exceed both their individual and collective potential. However, what made the night even more remarkable was the fact that Kim was awarded the Integrity Award by her fellow classmates.

Integrity is a quality that is often talked about but not always fully understood. In its simplest form, integrity means being honest and having strong moral principles. But as Kim’s classmates pointed out, integrity is much more than that. It’s the ability to stand firm in the face of adversity and remain committed to one’s values.

Kim has shown this kind of unwavering commitment to integrity throughout her time in LEAD Athens. She has consistently demonstrated a deep concern for the well-being of others in her community, particularly those who are most vulnerable. Whether it’s through her work through the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation or her volunteer efforts with various organizations, Kim has shown a remarkable dedication to helping others.

But it’s not just what Kim does that makes her a person of integrity. It’s how she does it. She approaches every task with a sense of purpose and a commitment to doing what is right, even when it’s difficult. She stands up for what she believes in, even in the face of strong opposition. And she always puts the needs of others ahead of her own.

This kind of integrity is not easy to come by. It takes courage, determination, and a strong sense of self. But it’s what makes people like Kim truly remarkable. She has set an example for all of us to follow, showing us that no matter what challenges we may face, we can always stand strong in our commitment to doing what is right.

As we celebrate Kim’s graduation from LEAD Athens and her well-deserved Integrity Award, let us all take a moment to reflect on our own commitment to integrity. Let us ask ourselves: Are we doing everything we can to stand strong in the face of adversity? Are we living our lives with a deep sense of purpose and a commitment to doing what is right? And are we putting the needs of others ahead of our own?

If we can answer these questions with a resounding “yes,” then we are on the right path. And if we can’t, then we can look to people like Kim for inspiration and guidance. Because in the end, it’s not just about what we accomplish in life. It’s about how we accomplish it, and the impact that we have on the world around us.



UGA’s 2023 Spring Semeter Lessons in Leadership class worked with the Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation in a live fundraising marketing learning experience. This is the 2nd semester in working with UGA’s Senior Lecturer and Supply Chain Influencer, Marty Parker.  Thier fundraising campaign to raise funds through the sale of Krispy Kreme donuts.  



We also had full volunteer signups to run concessins at the UGA Baseball games. All proceeds go to help support the AHKF in additon giving students a way to earn needed volunteer hours.

In March:

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY was celebrated on March 8th in partnership with Kendra Scott in-store and online!

20% of all proceeds will directly benefit our mission to break the cycle of generational poverty for women in Northeast Georgia.
Shop in-store, at the Athens Beechwood location, from 5-7 PM on March 8th or online from March 8th at midnight to March 9th at 11:59 PM (don’t forget to use the code GIVEBACK-DRDGW)!


In February:


Exciting news! Our Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation Board members and two scholarship recipients recently attended the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, February 23rd. We’re thrilled to have been a Dinner Sponsor and finalist, our very own Founder, Kim Keegan, for the Athens Non-Profit of the Year Award! The event’s theme was “Championing Community” to celebrate the back-to-back UGA Football National Championship wins and the amazing individuals and businesses in the Athens community who strive to make it a better place for all. We’re honored to have been a part of this prestigious event and to continue empowering women to pursue their dreams through GED and/or trades certifications. #AshtonSentUs #AshtonHopeKeeganFoundation #ChampioningCommunity #WomenEmpowerment #AthensGA

In January:

Thank you to the Inaugural Stiletto Stampede 

Sponsors & Participants

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the sponsors and participants of the Inaugural Stiletto Stampede 5K! Your unwavering support have been instrumental in making this event a huge success and in supporting our mission to break the cycle of generational poverty for women in the NE Georgia area. Your contribution is vital to continue providing scholarships for technical training and grants for materials support, which play a crucial role in empowering women to reach their full potential. We cannot succeed without the generosity of supporters like you. Thank you for being a part of this important mission and for your unwavering commitment to making a difference in our community. We truly appreciate your contribution and look forward to seeing you at our 1st Annual 5K in January 2024.

Ashton Hope Keegan Foundation Inc

1230 Scotland Bnd
Watkinsville, GA 30677


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