Insights and Updates for Tax Planning 2019

Tuesday, February 26

8:00 - 9:30 am

The Cloister, Sea Island

Guest Speaker: John Zell, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida

Join the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation for coffee and get a jump on this year's tax planning for you or your clients.

John Zell, Vice President of Development with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida in Jacksonville, will lead the discussion and share some ideas for capturing charitable giving benefits in the tax code and maximizing philanthropic giving capacity. John is a native of Brunswick, Ga., graduated from Brunswick High School and earned a BA in Managerial Economics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. John joined the staff of the Foundation in 1997 and in 2005, he transitioned to the Donor Services/Development department. He helps individuals and families develop their philanthropic plans and works with professional advisors to advance their clients’ charitable and philanthropic goals.

Coffee and breakfast pastries provided in the Spanish Lounge.

RSVP by emailing by February 22.

Thank you to our sponsor: 

The room was full on January 22 at the "Rising Sea Level Predictions: What They Might Mean for Glynn County" event.  Thank you to our panelists: Kim Cobb and Russ Clark, Jill Gambill, Jennifer Kline, Jimmy Junkin, Charles Ezelle and Mason Waters. These experts provided scientific information as well as perspective on interpreting, understanding and utilizing the data.

Click on any of the presentations below to view/download a PDF.

Kim Cobb and Russ Clark Presentation

Jill Gambill Presentation

Jennifer Kline Presentation

Jimmy Junkin Presentation 

Charles Ezelle Presentation

Mason Waters Presentation  

 

The Correll Scholars Program of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation had a deadline of February 1 which was moved to March 1 for this year only. Applicants must be Glynn County high school graduates pursuing a two- or four-year degree at one of Georgia’s public universities, and who are also members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.

The Correll Scholars Program provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 to students enrolled in four-year academic degree programs and an annual scholarship/stipend of up to $4,000 to students enrolled in a two-year academic/technical degree program.

For application criteria and information, please click here or email Mathew Baird at

 

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation is excited to report that it made grants totaling $2,952,683 in 2018.*

“In 2018, we increased our grantmaking by 30 percent over the previous year,” says Foundation President and CEO Paul White. “This is a testament to the generosity of this community, our fundholders and the quality of nonprofit work being done in this area.”

The Foundation is made up of over 70 funds – donor-advised funds representing the majority – and its grantmaking is directed by its Board, Grants Committee, and fund holders. The Foundation staff is knowledgeable about the issues that are critically important to this community, and it works with its partners to make strategic and collaborative philanthropic decisions.

“We are privileged to work with many knowledgeable and passionate donors and fundholders who seek to make an impact through meaningful and measurable philanthropy,” says Board Chairman Jack Kilgore. “Their vision alongside the Foundation’s expertise really drive these numbers.”

Click here for a link to our 2018 Community Impact Grantees

* unaudited

About the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) was incorporated in 2005, as a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. The Foundation now has assets over $20 million and has awarded over $14 million in grants, the majority to community organizations in the three-county region and beyond. The Foundation serves ordinary citizens who have the extraordinary vision for a better life for their neighbors, friends, families, and fellow coastal Georgians - today and for future generations. The Foundation seeks to be the region’s trusted source for thoughtful philanthropic counsel, sound financial management and strategic community investment. www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) is pleased to announce its 2019 Community Impact Fund grant cycle. The application period begins January 2 and proposals are due by February 28. Awards will be announced in early June.

The Foundation will continue to focus on agencies working with at-risk youth and demonstrating measurable results. In addition, this year the Foundation will expand its focus, taking into consideration that the success of young people is connected in-part to the success of their caregivers. Using a two-generational approach, the CCGF will also consider proposals from agencies that support the parents, guardians and caregivers of at-risk youth.  

“Our Board has decided to expand our focus this year in an effort to provide a continuum of services to families in need,” says Paul White, President and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. “By working with agencies that serve caregivers and children, we work to break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time.” 

The Foundation will accept proposals for up to $5,000 from agencies with:

1) Programs serving at-risk youth and which specifically address one of these areas: Early Childhood Literacy and/or Quality-Rated Child Care; Teen pregnancy and births to unwed young mothers; Juvenile Crime and Gang Activity; High School Graduation and Workforce Readiness; Youth Development and Innovative Education Strategies; or Risk Reduction, including child protective, substance abuse, and/or mental health services.

2) Services that concentrate on parenting, job skills and financial security for adults.

With any questions about the Community Impact Fund, the process for applications, or the Foundation, please call Ellen Post, Grants and Operations Manager: 912-268-4442 or email .

Click HERE to apply beginning January 2. 

Anna M. Hall has joined the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) as its director of communications and marketing. Anna has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, donor services and communications. She and her family have lived on St. Simons Island for six years. “We are thrilled to be adding new expertise to our staff,” said President and CEO Paul White. “Anna will dramatically increase the effectiveness of our messaging and she will help us better tell our story and the stories of both our grantees and fund holders as well as how the Foundation ‘solves problems’ on the Coast of Georgia.” The addition of this position, the third for the Foundation, was a strategic decision by the Board of Directors and will support CCGF’s goal to strengthen effective and meaningful philanthropy in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties.

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