ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Stephens County Foundation is a voluntary association of individuals, the purpose of which is exclusively charitable.
In 2003 we were confirmed by the IRS as 501 (c)3 tax exempt public charity. The governing body is a Board of Trustees, which meets monthly to address matters relevant to the ongoing operation of the organization.
The initial focus of the Foundation has been the identification of and the support of the Tugaloo Corridor, that portion of Stephens County which extends from Highway 123 and the Broken Bridges area at Stephens County Park on the south end, northward along the Tugaloo River to the Habersham County Line.
Within the Corridor are a number of historic sites and structures, including Traveler's Rest, an early stagecoach inn, and Tugaloo Bend, an 87 acre historic site with Native American and early European history.
Tugaloo Bend was purchased by the Foundation a number of years ago and has been developed as a Heritage Park--an area of educational, historical and recreational interest to the community.
Since inception we have brought to fruition a array of projects and recreational activities that align with our mission . (MILESTONES read more>>>)
Future plans include expanding existing projects and recreational offerings and undertaking new ones. Key projects we envision include:
The construction of a Discovery Center with interpretive exhibits and events
The construction of a environmental science classroom within the Discovery Center
The Foundation is supported by the generosity of private individuals from the community, fundraising activities and grants. For a list of proposed projects and material needs that we are seeking funds to support, click on the button below.
THE STEPHENS COUNTY FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Kim Hudgins - Chair
Sue Murphy - Vice Chair and Secretary
Duane Mahon- Treasurer/ Tour de Tugaloo
Kim Hudgins - Trustee/ Communications
Tim Hale - Trustee
Courtney Pendergrast - Trustee
Bob Magee -- Trustee/ Historian
Evan Hellenga -- Trustee
Kyle Hegeland -- Trustee
Kyle Harris - Trustee