St. Simons Lighthouse Museum 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.