During 2012, Georgia College dedicated its Formal Garden on main campus as the Peabody Garden to honor Peabody School and its alumni. Established during 1891, Peabody School served as a public school for Baldwin County students and a practice school for Georgia College education students for more than a century.
Donation to assist history, English majors
Thomas “Tad” W. Brown Jr., chair of the Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees, and his wife Mary Kay Brown, have established an endowed scholarship for students majoring in English and/or history at Georgia College.
Thomas "Tad" W. Brown Jr. “We made a gift to encourage the study of core disciplines in the humanities—fundamental elements to the mission of a liberal arts college,” said Brown.
President of the Watson-Brown Foundation, Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University.
The Watson-Brown Foundation previously provided Georgia College $2.5 million to establish an endowed fund to support the Ina Dillard Russell Library. The Foundation also funds the Milledgeville chapter of its “Junior Board,” an educational program that encourages youth philanthropy by entrusting talented high school students with grant monies for local historic preservation projects.
Brown has served on the Foundation Board for the past nine years and is serving his second year as Chair. He previously has served on the executive, the investment, and the LLC Property II and LLC Property V committees as well as the campaign committee.
In addition to his support for Georgia College, Brown is a trustee of the Georgia Humanities Council and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, director of the Mercer University Press and a member of the President’s Advisory Board at Wofford College.