FOHJI Historic Marker Friends of Historic Jekyll Island

Preserving Our History

Founded in 1987, Friends of Historic Jekyll Island (FOHJI) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Jekyll Island, its natural and historic heritage.

In its early years, members were heavily involved in “hands on” work in the Historic District.  In recent years the emphasis has shifted to financial support of preservation projects undertaken by the Jekyll Island Authority and to sponsoring educational programs and initiatives. Funds for projects are generated through membership dues, bequests, and fundraising events (particularly the Annual Dinner at the Club and the Annual Auction).

The marker recognizing the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island's contributions to the preservation of Jekyll Island's history is located on Pier Road in the Historic District.


 Online Auction Fundraiser     

The Friends of Historic Jekyll Island Online Auction is now over!

We appreciate everyone’s generosity in making this fundraiser such a successful event!  Winning bidders have been sent an email about receiving their items.

If you have questions about your winnings, send an email to

Thank you for supporting our mission of preserving Jekyll Island's natural and historic heritage.


Thank you to our generous 2022 Auction Donors!  We appreciate you!

Anita Crockett          Artisans            Barbara Stevenson            Basil Thai & Sushi          Beachside Bike Rentals          Bob Kirsopp          

Broomelli Boys          Bruce and Kathleen Oehler          Carol Fritz          Cindy Fordyce           Coastal Expeditions          

Coastal Georgia Historical Society           Coastal Tide Excursions          Darien Waterfront Inn           David Worth

Days Inn & Suites          Debbie Harrell          Delaney's Bistro          Del Sur Artisan Eats          Del Sur Cafe          Don Squires

Dot and Army          Driftwood Bistro          Ellen Smith          Friends of Historic Jekyll Island          Georgia Sea Grill

Gnats Landing          Golden Isles Carriage and Trail           Golden Isles Olive Oil Gourmet Market & Wine Bar

Griffin Bicycle Shop           Hello Goodbye          HOME2 Suites by Hilton           International Seafarers' Center

Jeff Thompson          Jekyll Island Arts Association          Jekyll Island Authority          Jekyll Island Boat Tours

Jekyll Island Men's Golf Association          Jekyll Island Realty           Jekyll Realty/Megan Jefferies          Jim and Sharon Carlson

Judy Kay's          Julia Miller          Ken and Sherrie Gibney-Sherman           Linda Wunder

Main Street Fame Shop          Mary Perkins          Mary Staley           Maureen and Bill Legg        Nupul and Ravi Kumaraswami

Osprey Cove Golf Course         Oz for Hair          Pam Bauer Mueller          Pamela Sharp          Parker-Kaufman

Patricia Bowman          Paul Robb         Publix Super Markets, Inc.           Red Bug Motors          Rhonda Patterson

Richland Rum          Rick Maggion        Righton Books          Rob and Sandra Smith            Seafarer Inn & Suites

Seagals Cove Boutique           SeaSide Sunglasses         Sharon Peters          Skippers' Fish Camp         Southeast Adventure

Stitch in Time          Susan and Robert Mayne         Taylor House Interiors           The Lodge on Little SSI          Tipsy McSway's

Tortuga Jack's           Tribuzio's Grille         University of GA Extension Service / 4-H Tidelands Nature Center

Villas by the Seas          Wayne and Marian Whitten         Westin Jekyll Island           YMCA Golden Isles

Seventy-fifth Soiree

On January 28, 2022, Jekyll Island celebrated its 75th year as a state park with a black-tie gala that included cocktails, synchronized swimming, fireworks, dinner, dancing, and an anniversary cake.  




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