Continuing the legacy of the Fogg’s generosity, The Fogg Charitable Trust is dedicated to supporting the communities that Ed and Lisbeth contributed to. They are truly some of the Southeast’s most celebrated philanthropists.
The Foggs and Nancemede
Edward C. and Lisbeth A. Fogg were partners both in business and in marriage. They met and married in Miami, Florida where they applied their many talents to developing and managing Farm Stores (a convenience store similar to 7 Eleven) that specialized in their own brand of milk, bread, and ice cream. They owned several properties in South Florida, including a 1,000 acre grove, Land O’ Sun. The story behind the naming of the grove came from Ed’s mother who told her husband and children when living out of Florida that she wanted to return to the land of sun. While in Miami, the Foggs were actively involved with the Miami Art Museum, The University of Miami, The Miami Ballet and several hospitals. Their home place was called Oak Head because of the beautiful surrounding oaks.
In 1989 the Foggs moved to Camilla, Georgia where they build Nancemeade Plantation along the banks of the Flint River. There they continued to support hospitals, medical research, education, both schools and colleges, humanities, even trees and dogs through Arbor Day Foundation and Guide Dog Foundation. They were unique, innovative and private. Through their generosity the lives of many people have been made healthier, more productive and more enjoyable. The Fogg Foundation is a tribute to their generous spirit.
Ed and Lis first began hunting at Riverview Plantation in the 1976-1977 hunting season as an invited guest. George C. Floyd began representing the Foggs around 1984. The Foggs purchased the Nancemeade property along with several tracks of land in the mid 1980’s.
Upon becoming part-time residents of Mitchell County, they actively supported both financially and with their presence, many cultural activities in Mitchell County and throughout Southwest Georgia. The Foggs interest was focused on art, education and wildlife as well as improving health care facilities in the area.
They hired Frank Lloyd McCall from Moultrie as their architect to build their beautiful two story southern style home on the banks of the Flint River. Through the years, they held spectacular functions at their home as well as hosting many small intimate dinners with their friends. Ms. Lisbeth particularly enjoyed serving her quail pie or having crab legs flown up from Joe’s Crab House in Miami Beach. Shortly after the completion of their spacious river front home, they sold their Miami place to become permanent residents of Mitchell County.
On the Fogg plantation were a host of animals such as deer, horses, goats, donkeys, peacocks and quail. Their inside pets were their beloved precious poodles that were most often found in Mr. Ed’s lap or on the back of the couch behind him. Once the Foggs settled into southwest Georgia life, they began a farming operation which primarily focused on vegetable production.