Thomson Chapter Junior Board

The Thomson Chapter of the Junior Board awards up to $30,000 in grant funding to organizations involved in historic preservation projects in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia and South Carolina. This educational initiative fosters civic responsibility, heightens an appreciation for local history, and introduces the students to the world of philanthropy.

The Junior Board accepts new member applications from April through mid-September. New members accepted onto the Board will be notified in early October.

Athens Chapter Junior Board

The Athens Area Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees is made up of some of the best and brightest high school students in fourteen county area of Northeast Georgia. In the months leading up to the grant season, the board members learn about historic preservation and philanthropy. In the spring months, the members attend site visits and ultimately are responsible for deciding which projects will receive a share of $33,000 that year. The Junior Board members are able to take these real world experiences into future careers in non-profits or serving on non-profit boards.

Milledgeville Chapter Junior Board

The Milledgeville Chapter of the Watson Brown Foundation Junior Board was founded in 2006 and was the second chapter formed by the foundation. Membership is drawn from high school sophomores through Seniors attending school in Morgan, Jasper, Putnam, Hancock, Washington, Wilkinson, Twiggs, Bibb, Monroe, Jones, and Baldwin Counties. To date, the board has awarded over $100,000.00 in grants to various historic preservation and educational projects throughout Middle Georgia.