Twenty-four organizations working directly with our community’s most vulnerable populations were awarded a record total of $111,408 from the Coastal Georgia Foundation’s Community Impact competitive grants initiative. These organizations provide critical and important services to at-risk youth and their families in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties.
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The Coastal Georgia Foundation in partnership with the Christ Church Episcopal Church Women's group is happy to announce the winner of this year's ECW Scholarship, Ma'Kayla Hulett. Ma'Kayla graduated with honors from Glynn Academy in 2018 and is currently attending Georgia Southern University, where she is majoring in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.
On Thursday, May 30, the Coastal Georgia Foundation took about 35 downtown Brunswick stakeholders (business owners, developers, residents and public officials) on a full-day field trip to Macon, Ga. where the group heard from community leaders about the planning and execution of Macon’s successful revitalization effort. Some of the key points from Macon included 1) their focus on attracting residents downtown, 2) their collaborative work to achieve a unified vision for the downtown area and 3) thinking big but working in a clearly defined area (one block at a time) with smaller, achievable successes.
The Coastal Georgia Foundation awarded the Halsey Family Scholarship this past Tuesday to two very deserving graduating seniors from Camden County High School, Autumn Coughlin and Bryce Sawyer. The scholarship was established by Jack and Sandy Halsey and recognizes students from Camden County pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in either a Biological or Physical Sciences field or pursuing the Music or Music Education field. The $4,000-per-year award is in recognition of the significant influence that both science and music education and research had on both of the Halseys’ lives.
On May 9, Stephan Young graduated from the University of West Georgia, becoming the first Correll Scholar to do so in the program’s history. Founded in 2015 by A.D “Pete” and Ada Lee Correll, the Correll Scholars Program provides scholarships to talented Glynn County high school graduates who are members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center and are pursuing a post-secondary degree through one of Georgia’s public academic or technical colleges. The scholarship is managed by the Coastal Georgia Foundation.
With deep sorrow, we share the news of the passing of Coastal Georgia Foundation Board member Ellen Fleming. Ellen served the Foundation for over six years with compassion, thoughtfulness and leadership.
Her funeral will take place at St. Simons Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has collaborated to create the Frederica Academy Ellen Fleming Memorial Fund for those who want to express their sympathy. Gifts may also be made to the St. Simons Presbyterian Church in Ellen's memory.
Click here to read a front-page article which appeared in the Brunswick News about Ellen's extraordinary life and service to our community.
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.