THE MISSION OF THE SAVANNAH 100 FOUNDATION
WHO WE ARE
The Savannah 100 Foundation, Inc. is an all- volunteer organization that uses the law for social justice by public education and increasing the pool of attorneys who share these objectives. Our signature program, the Judge Eugene H. Gadsden Memorial Scholarship identifies future leaders and provides financial and mentoring support to promising Savannah/Low Country students who intend to become attorneys and to work for a future of decency, equality, and real social justice.
Organized in 2010, the Savannah 100 Foundation is steadfast in its mission to improve the quality of life in the Savannah/Low Country area. We believe that systemic inequality is a reality of life in Savannah and elsewhere and, accordingly, we support long-term societal change by public education and increasing the pool of attorneys who will become agents of change. We receive no public funding, are an IRS-approved non-profit organization, and have been awarded Guidestar’s Gold Shield for transparency. Your donations are deductible to the full extent of the law.
To make equality and social justice a reality in the Savannah/Low Country area, to support students who intend to pursue a career in law and use the law to achieve social justice.
Savannah is an engaged, just, and thriving community.
Integrity: Trust, good stewardship, accountability and transparency.
Leadership: We value diverse viewpoints and learn from others.
Innovation: We commit to creativity and excellence to effect lasting change.
Collaboration: We believe that collaborative relationships lead to lasting solutions.
M.A., a sophomore Gadsden Scholar, travels 320 miles r/t to, faithfully volunteer at our legal mentoring program, maintains a 4.0 GPA, is a member of her college’s mock trial team and is a as strong candidate for an intensive summer pre-law program sponsored by the Law School Admission Council.
S.A., a first-generation student, spent last summer in Costa Rica, participating in her college’s Summer Abroad program. She’s a Georgia Hope Scholar and is on track to graduate early. She’s currently financing her education without the burden of student loans.
N.R., a freshman Gadsden Scholar, is interested in environmental law, has been elected to student government leadership and, subject to the coronavirus, will spend this summer abroad studying the bling-term impact of climate change on the environment.
A.W., a freshman Gadsden Scholar, missed ONE question in her SAT last year. She’s a straight-A student, has made her college’s Mock Trial team, and is a strong candidate for a prestigious university-sponsored summer internship. . She is a straight-A student, manager of her college’s women’s basketball team, and a talented pianist.
In July we honored the parents of our Gadsden Scholars, who provide the wind beneath the sails of our Gadsden scholars at an intimate reception. Each scholar introduced his/her parents.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE MISSION AND PROGRAMS OF THE SAVANNAH 100 FOUNDATION
- Join our Pillars of the Community by donating a fixed, recurring amount to the Foundation;
- Invite a representative of the Foundation to meet with a group of your friends, neighbors, church, fraternal or other organization;
- Offer your time and talent by volunteering in support of the Foundation’s mission and programs;
- Subscribe to our periodic newsletter.
- Attend our community programs and events – and encourage others to do so;
- Become an Ambassador for the Foundation by following and promoting us on social media;
- Generously invest in our future by supporting our Gadsden Scholarship program.
CHANGE A LIFE TODAY
As long as injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.