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2023 Winners: Halsey Music and Science Scholarships

The Halsey Family Scholarship Fund of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) awarded four Science Scholarships to outstanding students from Camden County High School.  The scholarships provide a total of $8,000 over two years to each student based on continued progress.

This year’s 2023 Halsey Family Scholarship recipients are:

Keira Mapel - Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Aerospace Engineering

Caitlin Shupe - University of Georgia majoring in Biochemical and Molecular Sciences

Alexis Staklinski - University of Central Florida majoring in Biomedical Engineering

Clary Minnick - University of Georgia majoring in Cellular Biology (Pre-Med)

Keeva Kase Named Coastal Georgia Foundation President/CEO

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation has selected Keeva Kase to serve as its new President/CEO, beginning in April 2023.   Most recently, Kase served as President/CEO of BCM Georgia, a faith-based housing stability and financial education nonprofit organization in Buckhead, Atlanta.

Derlie M. Bland Memorial Children’s Reading Room and Garden Fund

As the wife of a U.S. Naval officer, Derlie Bland traveled the world, visiting many places she had read about as a child.  Throughout her travels she always held a special place in her heart for her hometown of Baxley, Georgia, where she was born on a farm in 1913.  The second oldest of ten children, Derlie Bland discovered early that she loved being surrounded by children, especially when reading books aloud to them. 

Baumel Fund for Animal Welfare

Raymond & Elizabeth Baumel and Abernathy Fund for Animal Welfare gives again....

For forty years as owner of Sadye's, located in downtown Brunswick and later on St. Simons Island, Raymond Baumel helped to advise and clothe local fashionable women. To them he was the arbiter of good taste, quiet elegance, and style. He and his wife Elizabeth traveled the world in search of new styles and jewelry to bring back to the women of the Golden Isles. The Baumels had a succession of Yorkshire Terriers - each one, in his time, a permanent fixture at Raymond's feet at the store.

2023 Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that applications for our 2023 College Scholarships opened March 1, 2023.

All scholarship applications are due by 5:00pm on April 7, 2023.

Thanks to generous donors, The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation offers several scholarships each year that benefit students in Camden, Glynn, and McIntosh counties who are seeking post-secondary degrees. Available opportunities and links to the online applications are listed below. Please review the qualifications for each before determining whether to apply. 

Watch 30-Min Recorded Demo: 2023 CI Grant Application

Thank you to all who joined yesterday's Jan 10th 2023 Community Impact Grant Application Demo session - almost 40 NPO participants!
This demo was hosted by the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) to assist Coastal Georgia nonprofit organizations with our new online application process, and answer general questions.

2022 CI Grant Recipient: Dec 19-23 Therapeutic Youth Camp

Seaside Enrichment was proudly selected as one of CCGF's 2022 Community Impact Grant recipients.
At Seaside Enrichment camps, local youth (ages 7-11) who have faced behavioral or other life challenges are taught communication, work ethic, social skills, self-confidence, and more.

Foundation Gifts $10,000 to Toys for Tots

The Alice S. Glenn Family Fund at Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation gifted $10,000 to Southeast Georgia Toys for Tots this season.

The primary goal of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate children within our community, through a new toy a Christmas.

Position Announcement

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation is searching for a new President and CEO.

The previous President and CEO, Paul White, has relocated closer to family in pursuit of other career opportunities in the foundation arena.

The Foundation welcomes submissions from qualified applicants.

Click below to access the position announcement:

CCGF Leader Announces Departure

For Paul White, outgoing director of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, the foundation’s goal is simple to summarize, if infinitely more complex in practice.

“We solve problems,” White said.