Friends – Jekyll Island Foundation

Friends

Dear Foundation Friends,

When you visit Jekyll Island, it’s almost impossible NOT to take great pictures. You probably have a few on your smart phone of yourself with Jekyll’s pristine beauty or historic buildings in the background. If this is indeed the case, why not share? Post them to Facebook and Instagram using #JekyllIslandFoundation. Chances are you’ll see them here, and help us make even more friends!

Thanks,

Dion Davis
Executive Director

This beautiful bird is known as the Great Egret. It migrates toward warmer temperate regions, so you are likely to find many on the island.

Jekyll Island is often described as one of Georgia's "truly premier birding destinations" and not to be missed when birding the coast of Georgia.

Help advance bird conversation efforts and keep Jekyll Island a haven for birds by donating today at the link in our bio.

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We're hiring!

We are looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant to coordinate all aspects of administrative support tasks for the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Responsibilities include:
✔️Bookkeeping
✔️Customer relationship management
✔️Preparing board meeting minutes
✔️General administrative duties.

Join us at #jekyllislandfoundation! Learn more and apply at the link in our bio.

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Honor your friends and loved ones as part of Jekyll Island's uniquely beautiful experience with a bench in one of the island's most scenic areas.

Adopt-A-Bench at the link in our bio.

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Stay up-to-date with all things Jekyll Island Foundation by joining our email list to receive our monthly newsletter.

Subscribe today at the link in our bio.

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Villa Marianna was constructed in 1928 for Club member Frank Miller Gould, a second-generation member. Architect Mogens Tvede used a blend of Spanish Eclectic and Italian Renaissance in the style of this cottage.

Another mansion-turned-rental venue is Villa Marianna. It was built in 1928 for Frank Miller Gould, who was lucky enough to be a second-generation member of the esteemed Jekyll Island Club. The mansion was designed for Gould by Mogens Tvede, whose use of Spanish Eclectic and Italian Renaissance elements gave the cottage an exotic flair. Gould named it for his daughter, Marianne. One of the first buildings renovated, it once housed the offices of the Jekyll Island Authority.

Ongoing historic preservation efforts in Jekyll’s Historic District are made possible through visitation to the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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EAGLETS ARE HERE 🦅

Join our park ranger on a Ranger Walk for a chance to see Jekyll's newest residents!

Check for upcoming availability at the link in @jekyll_island's bio.

Jekyll Island is home to more than a thousand acres of maritime forest, 10 miles of shoreline, and marshes filled with many wonders. Learn more about the island’s natural resources from Jekyll’s own park ranger during a Ranger Walk, a unique eco-experience.

Walk down a historic trail through one of the island’s most diverse habitats, viewing Jekyll Island’s active bald eagle nest. On tour with Jekyll Island conservation staff, learn the trail’s history, identify unique vegetation communities, and see examples of active wildlife research efforts.

Ongoing conservation efforts on Jekyll Island are made possible through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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From sea turtles on Jekyll’s oceanfront beaches, to freshwater turtles and box turtles on the island’s interior, to diamondback terrapins that inhabit our marshes, each one is studied by the @georgiaseaturtlecenter team and @jekyll_island Authority conservationists.

GSTC day and night beach patrols are part of a unique, long-running project—consistently supporting egg protection, hatchling development, and better coastal habitat management.

Support this great work through a tax-deductible contribution at the link in our bio.

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today and encourage you to reflect on this urgent question.

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All paths taken lead to Jekyll Island!

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Indian Mound Cottage, also known as the Rockefeller Cottage, was actually built by Gordon McKay in 1892. But McKay died in 1903, and the house was bought by William Rockefeller in 1905.

Originally, McKay’s home looked very different, inside and outside, than it does today. It had only one public room, the parlor to the right of the front door. The remaining rooms were bedrooms, each with its own bath, which is why there is now the unusual feature of a bathroom opening onto the Reception Room.

William Rockefeller made extensive changes to the house between 1912 and 1917. Rockefeller’s finished cottage included eight family rooms plus six servant/service rooms on the two main floors, in addition to servants’ rooms on the third floor. Rockefeller was also responsible for building the sea wall in front of his house in 1916.

Ongoing historic preservation efforts in Jekyll’s Historic District are made possible through visitation to the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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Jekyll Island is often described as one of Georgia's "truly premier birding destinations" and not to be missed when birding the coast of Georgia.

Birds like the Great Blue Heron pictured—the largest heron in North America—migrates toward warmer temperate regions, so you are likely to find many on the island.

Help advance bird conversation efforts and keep Jekyll Island a haven for birds by donating today at the link in our bio.

#jekyllisland #jekyllislandfoundation #goldenisles #exploregeorgia #preserve #conserve #educate
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Villa Ospo was designed in 1927 for Walter Jennings. Jennings had joined the Club in 1926, and quickly rose to a leadership role, assuming Presidency after the death of Walter James (his brother in-law).

Jennings contracted with John Russell Pope in 1927 to design his Jekyll retreat. Pope has been considered one of America’s finest classical architects, whose important works included the Jefferson Memorial, the National Gallery of Art, Constitution Hall, the National Archives, the Temple of the Scottish Rite in Washington, D.C., mansions for William K. Vanderbilt and Marshall Field, and campus plans for Yale and Johns Hopkins Universities.

Villa Ospo is a slight departure from Pope’s typical classical form but does hint at elements of classicism bleeding through. Typical of Pope’s work, most of Villa Ospo was probably designed by members of his firm after initial discussions between Pope and his client (Jennings). Pope would leave the details to his staff, and then add final touches to the final product before presenting the plans.

Ongoing historic preservation efforts in Jekyll’s Historic District are made possible through visitation to the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum and through donations to the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Give today at the link in our bio.

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Happy New Year 🎉 from your friends at the Jekyll Island Foundation.

“Celebrate ends – for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Become a member of the Jekyll Island Foundation today and contribute to the welfare of a truly extraordinary island! Gold, Platinum, or Diamond levels receive a Jekyll Island Foundation Stanley® thermos.

Join or renew today at the link in our bio.

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Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

P.O. Box 13002, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone: (912) 635-4100

 

Looking to contact the Jekyll Island Authority? Please click here.