Armstrong Foundation of Georgia Southern University, Inc.

The Armstrong Foundation of Georgia Southern University, Inc. is a charitable corporation created under and operating by the laws of the State of Georgia. The Foundation is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation, working through its Board of Trustees, exists to support the mission of Armstrong State University (“the University”). As such, the Foundation strives to raise funds, provide talent, expertise and other resources to further enhance the initiatives and services of the University for its students, clients, and the region. The Foundation specifically seeks funds to provide scholarships for deserving students, to support and improve selected academic enterprises, to support the faculty and staff of the University, to support the University’s service to the community, to improve economic and community development, and to provide aid and advice to further the strategic initiatives of the University.

Net assets of the foundation, held in unrestricted, temporarily restricted and permanently restricted accounts, total over $10 million. The foundation provides more than $300,000 annually to enhance academics and service programs of the university.

Vision and Mission



Board Members

Mr. Andrew H. Ernst – Chair
Mr. Michael F. Kemp – Vice Chair
Mr. Carlton Hodges – Finance Committee Chair

Mrs. Ellen B. Bolch
THA Group
Savannah, GA
Mr. Andrew H. Ernst
Savannah, GA
Mrs. Susan M. Hancock
Abshire Public Relations
Savannah, GA
Mr. Paul Hinchey
St. Joseph’s/Candler Health
Savannah, GA
Mr. Carlton Hodges
Savannah, GA
Mr. Eric B. Johnson
Hussey Gay Bell
Savannah, GA
Mr. William P. Kelso
Associate Vice President for Advancement
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Mr. Michael F. Kemp
Synovus Trust Company, N.A.
Savannah, GA
Mr. Quentin Marlin
Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams LLP
Savannah, GA
Mrs. Diana Morrison
Advertising Specialty Services
Savannah, GA
Mr. Benjamin E. Price
Price Batchelor Kanoy Wealth Management Group
Savannah, GA
Ms. Camille Russo
Alta Innovations
Savannah, GA
Mr. Alex Salgueiro
Savannah Restaurant Corp.
Savannah, GA
Mr. Roger H. Smith
Savannah, GA
Maj. Gen. John Sobke, Ret.
Savannah, GA
 Mr. James Thomas Jr.
Former Mayor of Hinesville, Georgia
Hinesville, GA
LTC James E. Vaughn, Ret.
Hilton Head Island, SC
Dr. Irving Victor
Savannah, GA


Gift Fees

Board Agendas and Minutes

Annual Reports

Audited Financial Statements

IRS Form 990

Last updated: 1/30/2018