The Foundation Board had their annual meeting last evening at Southeastern Bank in Darien followed by an oyster roast and dinner at the Lucas Farm in Harris Neck.  Despite the rain, all enjoyed the evening tremendously! 

Thanks  to Art and Lindee Lucas for a wonderful evening!

Board Dinner Sandi and Rocker Channell Jack Kilgore Greg Post Lloyd Newberry

L-R: Greg Post, Lloyd Newberry, Jack Kilgore, Rocker and Sandi Channell

Craig Root and Con Holland

L-R: Craig Root, Con Holland

Deb Holland Mary Root Rick and Rene Shelnutt Ellen Post

L-R: Rene' and Rick Shelnutt, Debbie Holland, Ellen Post, Mary Root

Monica White Martin and Laura Lynn Miller Rose Andrews

L-R: Rose Andrews, Martin Miller, Laura Lynn Miller and Monica White

Stephen Kinney Lindee Lucas Sheila and Bernard McCloud Janet Shirley

L-R: Lindee Lucas, Jim and Janet Shirley, Sheila and Bernard McCloud and Stephen Kinney

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On the beautiful evening of October 10th, the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation celebrated the successful completion of their Decennial Campaign. The event was hosted by Foundation Board Treasurer and Campaign Chairman Bill Stembler and his wife Anne at their beachfront home on Sea Island. In attendance were over 60 of the Coastal Georgians who made the effort a success.  The Decennial Fund is now a $3.5 million operating endowment, and the campaign to fund it was announced on the Foundation’s 10th anniversary. It will provide financial support for the Foundation’s operations and guarantee its presence for the foreseeable future.

Stembler to group

Lucas to group    Jeanne and

Bishop sams and stovall

Ben and carol slade and bill stembler

Charlotte BernardLeePaul Felicia

RaclinLucasChannell and Sumerford

Juddy Booker Gale Ledbetter

LudwigBilly and Bonney

RaclinLucasChannell and Sumerford

Kilgore and Jean

 

The Brunswick News - By LAUREN MCDONALD

The Correll Scholars program at the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation recently awarded four Glynn County high school graduates with scholarships to pursue higher education.  “These kids have demonstrated a remarkable potential, and we as a Foundation and the Corrells are prepared to make sure that potential is realized,” said Paul White, President and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. “That’s what this scholarship is all about.”  Pete and Ada Lee Correll established the Correll Scholars program to help Glynn County high school graduates who are members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center in Brunswick pursue a two-year or four-year post-secondary degree through one of Georgia’s public colleges.

2017 Correll Scholarssm Pete Correll is Chairman Emeritus of Georgia Pacific and Chairman of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation, among other things.  The program provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 to students enrolled in four-year academic degree programs and an annual scholarship or stipend of $4,000 to students enrolled in two-year academic or technical degree programs. “Pete and Ada Lee set this up, and it’s basically to help kids that graduated from high school who have been involved with the Boys & Girls Club,” White said.  Nalani Burch, Jaylon Cooper, Cekayla King and Bria McGirth were this year’s recipients.  Burch plans to attend Savannah State to study dentistry or business. Cooper is headed to Georgia State to study architecture and graphic design.  King will attend College of Coastal Georgia to study business and marketing. And McGirth plans to study at Middle Georgia State University, where she’ll major in pediatric nursing.

Pictured: Paul White, President and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, center, poses with this year’s Correll Scholars program recipients at the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center. This year’s recipients were Nalani Burch, from left, Cekayla King, Jaylon Cooper and Bria McGirth.

“These kids had done well in school, had been involved in extracurricular activities — a variety of them — and had very good college plans,” White said. “They had been involved with the Boys & Girls Club, and then they represented themselves well to the selection committee.”  The purpose of the scholarship, White said, is to support these students as they work to meet their potential.  “This is just one more way that the Community Foundation helps our donors maximize the impact of their philanthropy,” he said.