Callaway Foundation, Inc., celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1968 with the culmination of a contribution of $10,000,000 to create a trust to encourage the enrichment of the academic program of the 33 senior colleges and graduate schools then located in Georgia, by providing funds for the establishment of 40 professorial chairs at these institutions in order to enable them to retain and add superior faculty members. These chairs were named to honor Fuller E. Callaway, Sr., and are still known as the Fuller E. Callaway Professorial Chairs in special recognition of his unusual interest in education. He often said that the only man he feared was the ignorant man. "Educate a man and you can reason with him," he said. "I am never afraid of the man who can think."
The Trust for Public Land seeks to create an unbroken greenway along the Chattahoochee River.
In 1999, a grant of $2 million was made to The Trust for Public Land, Atlanta, Georgia, for the $130 million project to create an unbroken greenway along both sides of the Chattahoochee River from Helen to Columbus, Georgia. The goal of the project is not only to safeguard the threatened banks of the river with a permanent greenway that is publicly accessible, but also to open the river's recreational, scenic, and natural bounty to millions of people. Funds from this Foundation are specifically earmarked for purchasing river lands between Atlanta and LaGrange, which will help improve the water quality in West Point Lake. The Trust for Public Land is the designated lead agency for the fund raising and real estate negotiations required for this undertaking, the first thrust of a long-term mission to redeem the Chattahoochee River. This is the largest conservation initiative in the history of our state.