GHS Board Chair Robert S. Jepson, Jr. to Receive J.W. Fanning award from Leadership Georgia

Savannah, Ga., August 5, 2014 -Robert S. Jepson, Jr., Savannah businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of the Board of Curators of the Georgia Historical Society, has been selected by Leadership Georgia as the recipient of the 2014 J.W. Fanning Award.  The J.W. Fanning award is presented each year in honor of Leadership Georgia founding father J.W. Fanning to a Georgian whose statewide contributions through progressive leadership and service have been broad in scope and rich in achievement.

“We congratulate Bob on receiving this great honor,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society.  “His contributions to higher education, charitable organizations and his leadership in Georgia's economic and business community will reap benefits for our state and for industry leaders for generations to come.”

Founded in 1971, Leadership Georgia is one of the nation's oldest and most successful Leadership Training Programs for young business, civic, and community leaders with the desire and potential to work together for a better Georgia.

The award will be presented in Atlanta at Leadership Georgia’s annual gala November 21, 2014.


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