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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

How many sea turtle egg shells can you count?
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As nests are emptied of their turtle treasures, nest inventories are performed to collect vital information used to track our progress towards state and federal recovery goals. Learn more about conservation work on Jekyll Island: https://bit.ly/3kdPjZj
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Thank you for your support of the Jekyll Island Foundation 💚 Your generosity enables us to help preserve this beautiful island for residents and guests in the future! ...

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Adopting a bench is a beautiful and impactful way to personalize, recognize, and honor friends and loved ones. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio! ...

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Catching the sunrise just gets your day started the right way! ...

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By the 1930s, over 77% of the Club employees were African American. For those employees, Charlie Hill was at the heart of their working world of relationships. Hill was the oldest of the original employees of the Jekyll Island Club, and brought the first group of millionaires to Jekyll, by way of a rowboat, to inspect the island for possible purchase. Hill worked as an island employee for 51 years, almost exclusively for the Maurice family of Hollybourne Cottage. Angie Hill, Charlie Hill’s wife, was a laundress for the Maurice family and their daughter, Anna Hill, became the schoolteacher for the African American children living on the island.

Visit the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum in February and learn about Charlie Hill, his family, and their many contributions to the island’s history. Join us for our “In the Service of Others” tours on the weekends, to get a chance to hear about the employees’ lives at Jekyll and walk through some of the spaces where Charlie and his relations worked and built a community legacy on Jekyll Island.
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#DidYouKnow - Your contribution as a member goes directly to JIF initiatives and provides funding for Jekyll Island’s natural, cultural, and historic resources through our ongoing conservation, preservation, and educational projects. Use the link in our bio to explore our membership levels 💚. ...

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We can all agree, there is nothing better than the hit of the first wave 🐢 ...

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#HappyValentinesDay from your friends at Jekyll Island Foundation! 💕

We feel so much love from all of you and we want to thank our supporters for letting us know you care ❤️.
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Explore Jekyll Island and immerse yourself in its history! ...

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When you're buying a Valentine's Day gift for that special someone, shop AmazonSmile and select the Jekyll Island Foundation as your nonprofit of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase back to us!

Use the link in our bio and click Shop AmazonSmile. 😄
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What is your favorite exhibit at the Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum? ...

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The work of the Jekyll Island Foundation relies on strong allies in our mission to support the conservation and preservation of Jekyll Island’s natural and historic resources. Corporate sponsors join us each year in supporting and caring for this beautiful island. Consider partnering with the Jekyll Island Foundation as a corporate sponsor today and learn more by clicking the link in our bio! ...

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The best weekends are spent exploring Jekyll Island. ...

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On December 11, 1954, Tallu Fish opened Indian Mound Cottage to the public as Jekyll Island’s first museum. As the museum’s first curator and publicist, she presented Jekyll Island history as a main attraction to draw guests to the island. ...

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Foundation memberships allow you a number of wonderful privileges as you visit Jekyll Island. Membership privileges expand with the amount of your gift and include annual island parking passes, guest amenity passes, gift shop discounts, and more. Explore membership levels by clicking the link in our bio. ...

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Horton Pond continues to be a peaceful natural realm. Visitors and residents can take comfort in knowing that this serene refuge has also continued to bring peace and healing relief through the improvements that the Jekyll Island Foundation funded in 2014. ...

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The Jekyll Island Foundation is excited to introduce the launch of our newest partnership opportunity—Corporate Sponsorships! This new program gives businesses large and small an opportunity to become a part of JIF in more significant ways.

Your organization can join with us in conservation efforts, historic preservation, and educational initiatives, helping to support the welfare of this beautiful coastal environment. Learn more by clicking the link in our bio.
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The Horton House is one of the oldest tabby buildings in Georgia, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

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There is no such thing as Monday morning blues when you're on Jekyll Island. ...

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#Repost from @georgiaseaturtlecenter
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One of these things is not like the other🤔
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Normally green sea turtles have one row of vertebral scutes, or modified scales running down the middle of the shell (outlined in blue, left photo). Check out Radon's unique pattern of vertebral scutes (outlined in blue, right photo). Thankfully, this abnormality doesn't hurt the turtle!
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Can you name this prominent member from the Jekyll Island Club during the Club Era in the late 1800s? Hint: he’s often associate with oil 😉 ...

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A place as unique as Jekyll Island relies on the vision of insightful people and organizations to keep its history, natural beauty and character alive and well. Learn about the ways you can give by clicking the link in our bio. ...

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Need weekend plans? We have an idea! ...

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Have you traveled Major Horton Road to visit Horton Pond? ...

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Contact Us

Jekyll Island Foundation

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