Foundation Board Members have been busy! This year's Competitive Grants Process resulted in the largest number and amount of grants totalling $82,525 in the Foundation's history. Eighteen (18) worthy organizations are being awarded grants. Here are some of them....
By LINDSEY ADKISON - The Golden Isles News(Brunswick News)
The need in Glynn County is very real. It is something that Paul White sees daily. That is why the president and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation and his staff work hard to find money to help area organizations. This year, they have outdone themselves.
The annual competitive grant cycle that began in January, culminated in June with the awarding of $82,525 in Community Impact Grants to organizations working with "At Risk Youth".
The Halsey Family Scholarship Fund awarded two very worthy students $3,000 each for up to two academic years to help them complete their undergraduate degrees. This year Emily Gilbert, who will be attending Georgia Tech and Alexander Anklam, who will be attending the University of Alabama in the Fall are both majoring in Aerospace Engineering. We celebrate these outstanding students and wish them great success!
Pictured L-R: Emily Gilbert; Paul White, Foundation President and CEO; Alexander Anklam
The Foundation hosted the 2nd Annual Conservation Donors Roundtable on March 9 at the A.W. Jones Heritage Center on St. Simons Island. The evening brought together conservationists, donors and representatives from Little St. Simons Island and the Department of Natural Resources for the special program that included a report about right whates along Georgia's coast.
The Community Foundation's funding of the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra (GIYO) has had a broad impact in several Glynn County elementary schools. On Thursday, March 30, GIYO sponsored, in collaboration with Glynn County Schools and Golden Isles LIVE! a series of educational musical performances for 5th graders focusing on how African-American and Celtic music has impacted American music traditions all the way through modern hip-hop. This performance, included Kathleen Turner and Trina Meade as the guest artists.