Conservation and the North American Right Whale

On March 9th, the Coastal Georgia Foundation and the Stewards of the Georgia Coast joined efforts to host the 2nd Annual Conservation Donors Roundtable at the A. W. Jones Heritage Center adjacent to the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum. Stewards is an informal affinity group for donors with a passion for coastal conservation. The event was attended by representatives of various local and national foundations who have an interest, institutionally or individually, in preserving the natural habitats and wildlife along the remarkable Georgia coast.

The main presentation delivered by Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division biologist Clay George focused on the critically endangered North American Right Whale. Tim Keyes, also with the DNR Non-Game Conservation Section gave us an update of last year’s program on shorebird conservation efforts in Georgia. Finally, Judy and Walter Hoyt shared reflections on their philanthropic efforts to preserve coastal habitat in Georgia.cgapip3.9.17crowdshot

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Bill Stembler awarded Distinguished Service Scroll Award

The Foundation is pleased to share this special recognition of Board and Executive Committee member - Bill Stembler!

UGA law school to honor distinguished grads during annual Alumni/Alumnae Weekend

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Eloise Bailey Thompson

The world lost a great lady last week!  The eulogy by Dr. Derek McAleer brilliantly communicated the heart and life of a amazing woman.  Eloise was an avid philantropist, one of the original Founders of the Foundation and one of the first to open a donor advised fund with us.....  Read her obituary below, but know that it can't possibly adequately communicate the breadth of her life.

Make Art Not Litter - Community Grant Comes to Fruition

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful KGIB's public sculpture with a purpose: Installations combine litter and animals to show the two don't mix
By LARRY HOBBS 02.01.17

Trash Will Transform into Artistic Treasure

Golden Isles Magazine -

Funding for three of the five statues was provided by the Community Foundation in its 2015 Competitive Grant Cycle.

All that glitters may not be gold, especially if it is found on the side of the road. But Lea King-Badyna hopes residents of the Golden Isles will be looking at trash a bit differently in January and
February. 

Foundation Taking Grant Applications

Lindsey Adkison - Golden Isles News

Since 2005, the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation has been working to help those in need throughout the area. They have awarded more than $7 million in aid to agencies that target
a variety of issues in Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. 

Foundation Names New Board Members and Officers

Golden Isles News

At its annual meeting this month, the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation elected new Board members and Officers.  Stephen V. Kinney and Hillary Stringfellow will join the Foundation for new four-year terms, beginning in January 2017.

Grantseekers Information Event hosted by GCN

This past November, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits hosted two events targeted at preparing nonprofits for grant seeking.  

Visionary Fundholder Encourages Community Engagement and Investment

The Corwon Family Fund has partnered with the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation to showcase philanthropy and giving opportunities across the region. Fundholder Scott Corwon, an engaged international philanthropist, has supported the Foundation through beautiful and moving messages on the back cover of recent issues of Elegant Island Living.

Renowned Tax Attorney Presents

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation welcomed nationally renowned tax and estate planning attorney, Ron Aucutt, who presented to the group’s Professional Advisors and Estate Planning Council on October 24, 2016.