About Hickory Hill Junior Board

Junior Board

The Watson-Brown Foundation supports historic preservation in part through its Junior Board of Trustees, a talented group of local high school students whose exclusive mission is to preserve local history. This educational initiative fosters civic responsibility, heightens an appreciation for local history, and introduces the students to the world of philanthropy.


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.


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


Grant applications for historic preservation projects are available in November and December. Applications must be postmarked by January 15 to be eligible for consideration. Organizations interested in applying for funds are encouraged to contact the Junior Board Coordinator, Michelle Zupan, prior to applying.


For more information about the Thomson Junior Board chapter, its historic preservation grants, or its membership policies, please contact Michelle Zupan at (706) 595-7777 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


For information about the Milledgeville Junior Board chapter please contact Matt Davis at (478) 445-4545. And for the Athens Junior Board chapter please contact Sam Thomas at (706) 369-3513. Be sure to mail your application to the appropriate Board Coordinator! 


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502 Hickory Hill Drive | Thomson, Ga 30824
706-595-7777 | 706-595-7177 fax | [email protected]