Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will honor Ronna-Renee Jackson at this year’s south-area Virtual Trefoil Society Luncheon. This event will take place on Sept. 22, via Zoom, from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Each year, Trefoil Society luncheons are held to honor a woman who exemplifies a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader).
When a girl becomes a Girl Scout, she receives a pin in the shape of a Trefoil, symbolizing her acceptance of the ethical leadership values she will learn. Members of the Trefoil Society commit to support Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians through annual financial support, so girls can discover their leadership potential and take action in their communities.
Officials said, "Throughout her life, Ronna-Renee has served her community in a number of ways. She’s co-authored a mentor training program and while living in Chattanooga, taught mentoring classes with Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute. She led Mighty-Brilliant-Determined, a community wide girls entrepreneur program headquartered at Girls Preparatory School. She served on the board of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at UTC, the Chamber of Commerce, Memorial Hospital Foundation, La Paz Chattanooga, was a three-time member of the United Way’s campaign cabinet and was a member of Chattanooga Rotary, where she also served as sargent at arms.
"Along with her husband, Jeff, Ronna-Renee has chaired countless fundraising events for organizations across Chattanooga including PINK!, benefitting the Mary Ellen Locher Breast Centers at Memorial Hospital, AMUSEUM, benefitting Creative Discovery Museum, and SPECTRUM, benefitting Hunter Museum of American Art. She has been honored by the Junior League of Chattanooga as 'sustainer of the year' and recognized as a Chattanooga Woman of Distinction. She was a finalist for the Athena Award which recognizes outstanding women in business."
To attend the south-area Virtual Trefoil Society Luncheon on Sept. 22, register online. To host a virtual table, contact Philanthropy@girlscoutcsa.org or 1-800-474-1912 x2007. If you are unable to attend, but would like to give a gift in honor of Ms. Jackson, donate online or send a check to: Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians, 1567 Downtown West Blvd., Knoxville, Tn. 37919.
Event sponsors are First Horizon Foundation, the Trust Company and Southern Heritage Bank.