Funds on-going costs associated with operating a museum in a historic building.

Supports the museum exhibits of 69 Hall of Fame authors and research on the 9 featured authors  from the Lake Country.

Brings well-known writers to GWM each month for virtual & in-person Meet the Author  programs.

Ensures our website is reviewed and updated monthly for vital software updates & easy access.

Maintains our customer relationship database each month, helping us send emails & schedule programs.

Manages our social media each month, keeping you up to date.

Other Ways to Give

As a courtesy to you in your gift planning, please be aware of some strategies that can benefit you at year-end. Even if you previously made a gift in 2021, these strategies can benefit you. Donate before Dec. 31 to make sure you receive a tax break for this year.


If you plan to send a gift by mail, please send to:

Georgia Writers Museum P.O. Box 3429 Eatonton, GA 31024


Fulfill your required minimum distribution with a non-taxable gift to GWM (if you are age 70½ or older).


Donate appreciated stocks to Georgia Writers Museum, and you can eliminate capital gains tax. We recommend you initiate the transfer by Dec. 1, to allow time for processing and ensure that transfers are executed by the end of the year.

Retirement Plan Assets

Name Georgia Writers Museum as a beneficiary. These assets remain taxable when distributed to a loved one, but tax-free when given to a nonprofit.


Always speak with your tax professional. Your tax or financial advisor can help you determine your best charitable giving strategies.

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Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.