College of Coastal Georgia Foundation

The College of Coastal Georgia Foundation develops resources to support the college in providing quality education. The Foundation also serves as an advocate within the Coastal Georgia community and beyond to further the goals of the College.

Our purpose is to serve the private giving needs of the college by raising and managing private gifts. We develop resources to promote programs of education, research, student development, and faculty development for the exclusive benefit of the College of Coastal Georgia. The College of Coastal Georgia Foundation is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. 

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Executive Board:Ex Officio:
Mr. Mike Hodges, Chairman
Ameris Bank
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Dr. Gregory F. Aloia. Ph.D
President, College of Coastal Georgia
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Mr. Rees Sumerford,
Immediate Past Chairman

Managing Partner, Gilbert, Harrell,
Sumerford & Martin, PC
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Mr. Jeff Preston
Vice President of Business Affairs,
College of Coastal Georgia
Mrs. Pat Hodnett-Cooper, Secretary
President / Broker
Hodnett-Cooper Real Estate
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Mr. Michael "Mick" Cumbie
Vice President for Advancement
College of Coastal Georgia
Mr. Jack C. Kilgore, Vice Chairman
President, Consumer Brands Division,
Rich Products Corporation
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Ms. Susan Shipman, Treasurer
Retired, Coastal Resource Division,
Georgia DNR
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Mr. Levi Baisden
President and CEO,
Baisden Foundation 

Mr. Mel Baxter
Chairman and CEO,
United Community Bank, Inc.
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Mr. David Bluestein
Retired, Bluestein Supermarket
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Mr. J. Greer Brown
Senior Vice President, Investments
Merrill Lynch

Mr. Gary R. Colberg
President / CEO, 
Southeast Georgia Health System

Mr. Fred Coolidge
First Georgia Bank 
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Ms. Laverne Cooper
Retired, College of Coastal Georgia

Mrs. Emily Davenport
Coastal Nurse Care, Inc.
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Dr. Melvin Deese, Jr.
Orthopaedic/Ankle and Foot Surgeon,
Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery 

Mr. Jack Dinos
Retired, CEO
Southern Tea Company

Mr. Bruce Dixon
The Dixon Management Group, Inc. 
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Ms. Marie Dodd
Community Leader

Judge Orion L. Douglass
Retired, Senior Judge
State Court of Glynn County 

Mr. J. Ashley Dukes
Dukes Drugs, Inc 

Mr. Ken Farrell
First Glynn Bank

Mr. Duane Harris
Sea Georgia Adventures
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Mr. Ben Hartman
Attorney and Partner,
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Mr. Con Holland
Chairman/President and CEO,
Southeastern Banking Corporation
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Mr. Michael B. Johnson
Vice President of Operations,
King & Prince Beach & Golf Resort 

Mr. Wayne Johnson
President / CEO,
The Coastal Bank of Georgia
Mr. C.H. (Buff) Leavy, IV
President and Editor,
The Brunswick News
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Mr. Ben Lee
Coastal CPA's, LLC

Mr. Ron Maulden
Vice President / General Manager,
The Brunswick News 

Mr. Al McKinnon
South Coast Bank & Trust 
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Mr. Randal Morris
Public Affairs Manager,
GP Cellulose 

Mrs. Diana Murphy
Managing Director,
Private Equity/Rocksolid Holdings, LLC
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Mr. Donald Myers
Retired, Fund-Raising Consultant
Fund-raising Consultant 
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Mrs. Connie Patrick
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
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Mr. Daren Pietsch
Director of Business Development,
PaR Marine
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Ms. Kathleen Russell
President, Editor and Publisher,
The Darien News

Mrs. Diane Sapp
Woodrow Sapp Water Management
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Mr. David Smith
Brunswick-Glynn County Development Authority
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Mrs. Tricia Smith
Past President, Board of Directors,
United Way of Camden County

Mrs. Willou Smith
Former Legislator and Former Member,
State Board Of Education

Mr. Scott Steilen
Sea Island

Mr. William J. Stembler
Chairman / CEO
Georgia Theatre Company
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Mrs. Anita Timmons
Taj Enterprises
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Mr. William Torrey
Immediate Past Chairman
Retired, Canal Chip Corporation
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Mr. Lance Turpin
City Executive, BB&T Bank

Mr. David A. Zimmerman
Lear Corporation
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Foundation Emeritus:
Mr. Charles Ray Acosta
Georgia Power Company 

Mr. Bob E. Bledsoe
Troy Accoustics 

Mr. Don E. Carter
Knight Ridder News 

Ms. Gracie Compton
Bookkeeper and Sales,
Arcadia Fine Jewels 

Mr. Corbin J. Davis 

Mr. Bill Dawson
General Manager,
Georgia Ports Authority 

Mr. Roosevelt Harris, Jr.

Mr. Jack E. Hartman
SunTrust Bank, Southeast 

Ms. Zoe Horton 

Mr. Alfred W. Jones, III
CEO and Chairman,
Sea Island Company 

Ms. Mary Virginia Jones
American National Bank 

Mr. John A. Kaufman
President and CEO,
Parker-Kaufman, Realtors & Insurers 

Dr. William J. Laws
Glynn Medical Associates 

Ms. Cheri Leavy
Editorial/Advertising Director,
Bulldawg Illustrated

Ms. Rebecca Lott
Vice President of Marketing,
Acree oil Company

Mrs. Jeanne K. Manning

Mr. James R. McCollum
Associate Broker,
Kings Bay Realty 

Mr. Dennie L. McCrary
Sea Island Company 

Mr. John W. McDill
Georgia Power Company 

Mr. Gilbert C. McLemore, Jr.
Attorney and President,
Gilbert McLemore, Jr., P.C. 

Mr. William Parker
Sapelo National Bank 

Mr. Cato Rogers
Pulp & Paper Consultant,
Smurfit Stone Container Corporation 

Mr. John J. Rogers
Atlantic National Bank 

Mr. Ben T. Slade, III
Managing Partner,
Slade Investments, LLC 

Mr. Tom Stafford
Gillman Paper Company 

Mr. Peter F. Vivenzio, Jr.
Reverend Dr.,
First Baptist Church (Brunswick) 

Mr. James O. Wainright, Jr.
Certified Public Accountant,
Moore Stephens Tiller, LLC 

Ms. Susan C. Wainright

Mr. Charles R. Wells
President and COB,
Wells Enterprises, Inc. 

Mr. Frank Williams, Jr.
Retired, Entrepreneur
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