The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation Annual Awards Gala will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Savannah State University. This event is presented each year as a means of recognizing individuals who have been consistently noteworthy in their work to improve their surroundings in one of several areas: Historic Preservation, Fine Arts, Public Service and Education.
The W.W. Law Legacy award is also given to persons who embody Mr. Law’s selfless dedication and commitment to this community. The 2014 recipients are: Lt. General (Retired) Walter E. Gaskin, W. W. Law Legacy Award; Walter B. Simmons, Beach Institute Education Award; Col. George Bowen, Rev. James M. Simms Public Service Award; Agatha Cooper, (Posthumous) Leopold Adler, II Historic Preservation Award; Rob Gibson, King-Tisdell Cottage Arts Award and Sabria Ford, Robert Sengstacke Abbott Youth Award.
The King-Tisdell Cottage Foundation was established in 1981 in Savannah under the leadership of historian, preservationist and civil rights activist W.W. Law, to research, collect and present the African-American historical and cultural experience to the public. It endeavors to fill the void of information concerning the contributions of African Americans, especially in Georgia and the Sea Islands of South Carolina.
The Awards Gala is open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Savannah State University on Saturday, September 27th. A reception is planned at 7:00 p.m. Dress for this occasion is semi-formal. Individual tickets are $75.00. Tables and sponsorships are also available. For more information, please contact Darlene Wilson at the Beach Institute at 912-234-8000.