If you have ever visited Sea Island, you quickly noticed how our team members “welcomed you home.” This feeling of coming home is due in part to the legacy of our long-serving team members who come to view you and each other as family and Sea Island as their home. Sea Island was founded in 1928 as a “friendly little hotel” and 25 years later, it began the Quarter Century Club to recognize long-serving team members. Today, we have over 100 active team members in our Quarter Century Club, several with 50 plus years of service. We firmly believe our team members and their commitment to providing gracious hospitality is what differentiates us from any other resort destination in the world.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may be a singular event, it is a stark reminder of the impact that unexpected economic hardship has during turbulent times. To assist our Sea Island team members with unforeseen economic troubles, I am excited to announce that a long-term goal — The Sea Island Legacy Fund — is now a reality.
This fund is designed to help team members who have experienced a unique, severe economic situation. The fund will pay a bill(s) to a vendor, utility provider, healthcare provider, etc., on behalf of the team member. We chose the word “legacy” for a reason. It is our hope that team members who receive
this financial assistance will, in turn, seek to make their mark on Sea Island through their continuing commitment and service to our guests, members, and fellow team members.
The Legacy Fund will be held and managed by the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation, and collectively we have partnered with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to manage the application and approval process. If you have an interest in making a contribution to the Sea Island Legacy Fund, you may do so by contacting the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation directly at 912-268-2561, go to www.coastalgeorgiafoundation.org/donors/current-funding-opportunities, or mail your contribution directly to the Foundation offices at 1626 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522 (please write Sea Island Legacy Fund on the memo line).
Donations in the form of stock, RMD distributions, property and non-traditional assets are also accepted. If you are interested in making this type of donation, please call Paul White, President and CEO of the Coastal Georgia Foundation, at 912-268-2561 to discuss.
I appreciate your consideration of the Sea Island Legacy Fund.
President & CEO, Sea Island