The Correll Scholars Program of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation has a deadline approaching on February 1. Applicants must be Glynn County high school graduates pursuing a two- or four-year degree at one of Georgia’s public universities, and who are also members of the Elizabeth F. Correll Teen Center of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia.  

The Correll Scholars Program provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 to students enrolled in four-year academic degree programs and an annual scholarship/stipend of up to $4,000 to students enrolled in a two-year academic/technical degree program.

For application criteria and information, please click here or email Mathew Baird at

 

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation is excited to report that it made grants totaling $2,952,683 in 2018.*

“In 2018, we increased our grantmaking by 30 percent over the previous year,” says Foundation President and CEO Paul White. “This is a testament to the generosity of this community, our fundholders and the quality of nonprofit work being done in this area.”

The Foundation is made up of over 70 funds – donor-advised funds representing the majority – and its grantmaking is directed by its Board, Grants Committee, and fund holders. The Foundation staff is knowledgeable about the issues that are critically important to this community, and it works with its partners to make strategic and collaborative philanthropic decisions.

“We are privileged to work with many knowledgeable and passionate donors and fundholders who seek to make an impact through meaningful and measurable philanthropy,” says Board Chairman Jack Kilgore. “Their vision alongside the Foundation’s expertise really drive these numbers.”

* unaudited

About the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) was incorporated in 2005, as a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. The Foundation now has assets over $20 million and has awarded over $14 million in grants, the majority to community organizations in the three-county region and beyond. The Foundation serves ordinary citizens who have the extraordinary vision for a better life for their neighbors, friends, families, and fellow coastal Georgians - today and for future generations. The Foundation seeks to be the region’s trusted source for thoughtful philanthropic counsel, sound financial management and strategic community investment. www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org

The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) is pleased to announce its 2019 Community Impact Fund grant cycle. The application period begins January 2 and proposals are due by February 28. Awards will be announced in early June.

The Foundation will continue to focus on agencies working with at-risk youth and demonstrating measurable results. In addition, this year the Foundation will expand its focus, taking into consideration that the success of young people is connected in-part to the success of their caregivers. Using a two-generational approach, the CCGF will also consider proposals from agencies that support the parents, guardians and caregivers of at-risk youth.  

“Our Board has decided to expand our focus this year in an effort to provide a continuum of services to families in need,” says Paul White, President and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. “By working with agencies that serve caregivers and children, we work to break the cycle of poverty, one family at a time.” 

The Foundation will accept proposals for up to $5,000 from agencies with:

1) Programs serving at-risk youth and which specifically address one of these areas: Early Childhood Literacy and/or Quality-Rated Child Care; Teen pregnancy and births to unwed young mothers; Juvenile Crime and Gang Activity; High School Graduation and Workforce Readiness; Youth Development and Innovative Education Strategies; or Risk Reduction, including child protective, substance abuse, and/or mental health services.

2) Services that concentrate on parenting, job skills and financial security for adults.

With any questions about the Community Impact Fund, the process for applications, or the Foundation, please call Ellen Post, Grants and Operations Manager: 912-268-4442 or email .

Click HERE to apply beginning January 2. 

SOLD OUT: RISING SEA LEVEL PREDICTIONS: WHAT THEY MIGHT MEAN FOR GLYNN COUNTY
January 22, 2019
8:30 – 11:00 am
College of Coastal Georgia 

*** Registration for this event is closed. ***

Join community stakeholders for an information session on sea level rise predictions in Glynn County and ways our community can prepare and adapt. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in the Southeast Georgia Conference Center's Terrill Thomas Auditorium at the College of Coastal Georgia. 

RisingSeasImageg

Experts from the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, and the National Park Service, alongside the Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and United Community Bank will deliver information and reports tailored to Glynn County. The emphasis of all presenters will be on the meaningful steps individuals, businesses and governmental entities can take to plan for the risks and the effects of rising seas in the near, middle and long-term future.

The event will be hosted by the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and the College of Coastal Georgia, and will feature the following presenters and moderators:

Presenters (see below or click here for bios)
Rebecca Beavers, Ph.D., Coastal Geology and Adaptation Coordinator, National Park Service
Kim Cobb, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Global Change Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jill Gambill, Public Service Faculty and Coastal Resilience Specialist, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia
Jimmy Junkin, Executive Director, Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission
Jennifer Kline, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Coastal Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Mason Waters, Regional President, United Community Bank

Moderators
Scott McQuade, CEO, Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau
Paul White, President and CEO, Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation 

“We feel it is critically important for the Coastal Georgia Foundation to take a leadership role on the issues that impact our entire community and its ability to thrive,” says Paul White, President and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. “Sea level rise and readiness touches anyone that has an invested interest in Glynn County’s being a great place to live and work. We are excited to convene the community and start an important discussion around this critical topic.”

“We are pleased to co-host this informative and in-depth discussion on the issues and predictions related to a rising sea level,” states Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Chairman Jeff Bennett, “and I encourage the residents of Brunswick and Glynn County to come and hear this important presentation."

logo file CCGA SHIP H 2C bluegrey cmyk
brunswick golden isles cc transparent logo3

 

 

Presenter Bios

Rebecca Beavers, Ph.D., Coastal Geology and Adaptation Coordinator, National Park Service
Since 2000, Rebecca Beavers has served as coastal geology and coastal adaptation coordinator for the National Park Service, where she is the point of contact for sea level change, coastal adaptation to climate change, and coastal geomorphology related issues. Rebecca coordinates coastal adaptation efforts underway at the park level and with Department of Interior (DOI) initiatives. Rebecca worked as a geologist and oceanographer in a variety of upland and submerged coastal areas with the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Rebecca has a Ph.D. in Geology from Duke University and a B.A. in Biology and Geology from Williams College.

Kim Cobb, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Global Change Program, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kim Cobb’s research uses corals and cave stalagmites to probe the mechanisms of past, present, and future climate change. She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1996, and her Ph.D. in Oceanography from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in 2002. She spent two years at Caltech in the Department of Geological and Planetary Sciences before joining the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2004. Kim has sailed on multiple oceanographic cruises to the deep tropics and led caving expeditions to the rainforests of Borneo in support of her research. Kim has received numerous awards for her research, most notably a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Jill Gambill, Public Service Faculty and Coastal Resilience Specialist, Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, University of Georgia
Jill Gambill is co-author of Georgia’s first and second municipal sea level rise plans, which were unanimously adopted by the City Councils of Tybee Island in 2016 and St. Marys in 2017. She has earned national recognition for her work with communities throughout the Southeast in preparing, responding and adapting to sea level rise and storm surge. She received her B.A. in Philosophy from Cardiff University, Wales, and M.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney, Australia. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in Integrative Conservation and Geography at the University of Georgia.

Jimmy Junkin, Executive Director, Brunswick-Glynn County Joint Water and Sewer Commission
Jimmy Junkin received his Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from the University of Alabama. He worked in various process, environmental, water-wastewater treatment and management positions including time at Dow Chemical, Chemical Waste Management, and most recently served as the Director of the Tuscaloosa Water and Sewer Department.

Jennifer Kline, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Coastal Resources Division, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Jennifer Kline is a Specialist for the Georgia Coastal Management Program, which represents 11 coastal counties. She is leading the state and Coastal Georgia in Disaster Recovery and Redevelopment Planning making Georgia the first state to have a completely resilient coast based on FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Framework by the year 2020. Before joining the Coastal Resources Division, Ms. Kline worked for the Department’s Environmental Protection Division as an Industrial Compliance Specialist. Ms. Kline graduated from Valdosta State University with degrees in Environmental Geography and Geology.

Mason Waters, Regional President, United Community Bank
Mason Waters, a Glynn County native, has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and since 2014, has served as President of United Community Bank in Brunswick, overseeing all bank activity in the area, which includes retail branches in Savannah, Brunswick, St. Simons, Bluffton and Waycross and a loan production office in Macon, Ga. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. He is also a graduate of Leadership Georgia and currently serves as Alumni Chair.

About the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation
The Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) was incorporated in 2005, as a tax-exempt public charity created by and for the people of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties. The Foundation now has assets over $20 million and has awarded over $14 million in grants to community organizations in the three-county region and beyond. The Foundation serves ordinary citizens who have the extraordinary vision for a better life for their neighbors, friends, families, and fellow coastal Georgians - today and for future generations. The Foundation seeks to be the region’s trusted source for thoughtful philanthropic counsel, sound financial management and strategic community investment. 

Anna M. Hall has joined the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation (CCGF) as its director of communications and marketing. Anna has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, donor services and communications. She and her family have lived on St. Simons Island for six years. “We are thrilled to be adding new expertise to our staff,” said President and CEO Paul White. “Anna will dramatically increase the effectiveness of our messaging and she will help us better tell our story and the stories of both our grantees and fund holders as well as how the Foundation ‘solves problems’ on the Coast of Georgia.” The addition of this position, the third for the Foundation, was a strategic decision by the Board of Directors and will support CCGF’s goal to strengthen effective and meaningful philanthropy in Glynn, Camden and McIntosh counties.

anna

The Brunswick News July 12, 2018 by Lauren McDonald

The Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica recently awarded its first scholarship from the “Scholarship for Women Fund,” which has been years in the making and aims to support the educational endeavors of local young women.

2018 ECW Scholarship Maggie Holt

Maggie Holt, second from left, has been awarded the first scholarship from the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica recently established “Scholarship for Women Fund.”

Maggie Holt, who will start her sophomore year at the University of Georgia this fall, has been awarded the fund’s first scholarship.  “We could not be more pleased to have Maggie Holt selected as our first recipient,” said Jane Watson, President of Episcopal Church Women, in a press release. “Few young women have demonstrated a greater commitment to their church and broader community while maintaining an impeccable academic record than has Maggie.”

Holt, a member of Christ Church Frederica, graduated from Frederica Academy in 2017. She’s a former member of the Pirates of the Spanish Main, a local service sorority for high school students, and served as president of her high school’s service council. She also volunteered with The Gathering Place’s youth ministry, as well as through her church.

“Perhaps the most impactful lesson I have taken away from my time in the Episcopal Church is how to serve and love one another,” Holt said in the release. Over the past 15 years, women at Christ Church have made donations to help establish the scholarship program for local female students. In partnership with the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, the initiative provides a $2,500 scholarship to a female high school graduate pursuing a degree at an academic or technical college or university. The student must be Episcopalian and a resident of Glynn or McIntosh counties.

“This effort is a great example of how the Coastal Georgia Foundation can work with other organizations and individuals in our community to accomplish meaningful, impactful and, often, complicated objectives,” said Paul White, president and CEO of the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. “I am so proud that we could be a part of the team that made this scholarship a reality, not just for this year, but in perpetuity.” Watson said Holt perfectly exemplifies the kind of young woman the Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Frederica aimed to help through this initiative.“Maggie embodies precisely what we were hoping to accomplish through this effort,” she said.