There are many ways to support the ongoing preservation, restoration, and educational efforts of the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

Matching Gifts
Would you like to double or even triple the impact of your gift to the Society? Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees, retirees, and board members to contribute to charitable organizations. If you are eligible for a matching gift program, complete your portion of the company provided form and send the required information to Nina Witman at (912) 634-7096 or email [email protected].

Gift of Stock
Did you know that the Society accepts gifts of appreciated stock? Please contact our Office Manager, Marsha Johnson, at (912) 634-7090 for account information and instructions for your brokerage firm to make an electronic transfer of stock certificates. Once you have requested the transfer, please contact her so that we can properly identify and acknowledge the gift.

Lighthouse Endowment Fund
The Society lost one of its most dedicated volunteers, Bob West. Bob was a loyal friend of the Society and served on the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-10 Crew, caring for the St. Simons Light for over 20 years. Having received many memorial gifts in honor of Bob, the Society has established an endowment for long term maintenance of the Lighthouse tower. A preservation maintenance plan is being developed to determine the funding goal. This year, for example, the Society spent $75,000 from operating funds to restore metalwork and clean the tower. The endowment will allow the Society to keep the Lighthouse in pristine condition for decades to come. For more information, call Nina Witman at (912) 634-7096.

Planned Giving
The mission of the Society is to present and interpret the history and culture of Coastal Georgia and to preserve our treasured past for future generations. Please consider including the Society, a tax-exempt public charity, as a part of your estate plan. Or, you may want to play a part in maintaining and preserving the iconic St. Simons Lighthouse by making a bequest to the St. Simons Lighthouse Endowment Fund. For information on planning and gift options, please contact Nina Witman at (912) 634-7096 or email [email protected].

Give the Gift of Membership
Giving a gift membership is a great way to share your love of history with family and friends, and it can be enjoyed year-round.  We’ll send your recipient a membership packet along with a personalized note from you. Visit the Membership page for more information.

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