Georgia Grantmakers Alliance Coastal Philanthropy Tour

This GGA tour showcases how philanthropy is helping people in coastal Georgia work together to adapt and thrive in an increasingly challenging future.

 Start Date - End Date

March 05, 2020

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Registration Deadline

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Place-Based Philanthropy Tour
Coastal Georgia

When: March 5-6, 2020
Optional tour and dinner reception: Thursday, March 5, 2020
Full-day program: Friday, March 6, 2020

Where: Jekyll Island Club Resort
371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527

This GGA tour showcases how philanthropy is helping people in coastal Georgia work together to adapt and thrive in an increasingly challenging future. We will talk with local leaders about how the region’s history frames today’s issues, which approaches are effective for building resilience, the role of policy, and what goals lie ahead. We will get up-close with the natural beauty of the Altamaha River, coastal marshes, and the Atlantic Ocean. The early spring is a perfect time to gather in coastal Georgia, long prized as a retreat, and deepen our knowledge and relationships.

On Thursday, March 5, an optional tour begins with lunch at the Musgrove Retreat Center on St. Simons Island followed by a guided boat excursion on the Altamaha River and a visit to Little St. Simons Island. The primary program will be held on Friday, March 6, at the Jekyll Island Club and includes a tour of downtown Brunswick and workshops for those interested in active projects.

Event Details:

$200 - March 5-6 | Full program
$60 - March 5 | Reception and dinner only (Jekyll Island Beach Club)
$150 - March 6 | Program only

Hotel: GGA has reserved a block of rooms at the Jekyll Island Club Resort. Rates are $199-$319 a night depending on room type. You can book your room online here. (Note: enter “Georgia Grantmakers Alliance” as the group name). You can also call (800) 535-9547 or email and provide the group name or group number, 26313487, to receive the GGA rate.

Current Agenda:

Thursday, March 5, 2020 (Optional Activities)

11:30am-2:00pm: Arrival/Reception and Lunch – Musgrove Retreat Center

2:00pm-5:00pm: Experience the Altamaha and Little St. Simons Island Up Close: Boat Tour from Musgrove including Land-based Excursion

7:00pm: Dinner on Jekyll – Jekyll Island Ocean Club

Friday, March 6, 2020

8:00am-9:00am: Arrival, Networking and Breakfast – Morgan Center, Jekyll Island Club

9:00am-9:45am: Welcome to Coastal Georgia: Role of Philanthropy, Policy and Collaboration

9:45am-1:00am: Georgia Coast Collaborative Panel

11:00am-11:30am: Break

11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch followed by Regional Shifts and Impacts Activity

1:00pm-1:45pm: Guided Bus Tour to Brunswick followed by Walking Tour

1:45pm-3:30pm: Forward Brunswick Panel at the recently renovated Brunswick Library

3:30pm-4:00pm: Debrief and Return to Morgan Center

4:00pm-5:45pm: Optional Workshops:
· Examining Collaborative Funding
· Co-design GGA Policy Strategy
· Match-up with GGA Speakers Bureau Opportunities

6:30pm: Optional Dinner

For more information or questions regarding this event, please contact SECF's Programs & Partnerships Associate, S.E. Spencer.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
SECF Member Registration for March 6 Only $150.00
SECF Non-Member Registration for March 6 Only $150.00

Optional Activities

  March 5 Dinner and Reception at Jekyll Island Beach Club
Join GGA on March 5 at the Jekyll Island Beach Club for a dinner and reception


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Location Information

Jekyll Island Club
371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

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Refund and Cancelation Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration for this event, please contact S.E. Spencer at or by calling (404) 524-0911. If you cancel your registration 14 days or more before the event, you will receive a full refund, minus an administrative fee. No refunds are available for cancelations made fewer than 14 days before the event. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization at no charge.

Use of Images

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