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.
On January 28, 2022, Jekyll Island will celebrate its 75th year as a state park with a black-tie gala that includes cocktails, dinner, dancing, and spectacular entertainment.
To purchase tickets ($200 per person) and RSVP, go to Jekyllisland.com/75.
Online Auction Fundraiser
Mark your calendar for the annual auction: March 11 through March 20, 2022.
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Proceeds from the 2021auction went towards the Centennial Celebration of the Tiffany Window in Faith Chapel.
BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS, ALL IN-PERSON EVENTS WILL BE DETERMINED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.
April 15, 2021, a marker honoring the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island was unveiled in the Historic District. Taylor Davis, preservationist, did the honors. FOHJI President Rita Thompson delivered some remarks to those gathered for the event. The marker is located on Pier Road in the Historic District.
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