A Word From Our Founder
The journey thus far has been nothing short of unique. There is no greater gift than the gift of giving back to others, as validated by the gentleman’s portrait hanging above our mantle, in the very spot it hung so many years ago. Without Percival Randolph Cohen’s generosity, the Cohen’s Retreat building would not exist. While his financial gifts provided for the construction of the building in the early 1930s, his gift of compassion continues to touch our hearts today.
Fast forward several decades, names and faces have changed although the fundamental concept remains the same. The modernized version of Cohen’s Retreat was immensely influenced by the dynamic matriarch of Ossabaw Island, Eleanor “Sandy” Torrey West. In the words of Sandy, “when you bring creative souls together in an eclectic atmosphere, something magical is revealed”.