The Fontaine Center

The Fontaine Center Receives Gift

from Jack and Nancy Fontaine:

”$1.5 Million Gift Enhances UGA’s Proactive Alcohol Education”

Prevention • Early Intervention • Recovery Support

In an effort to promote an environment that supports responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and other drug use, on campus and in the community, a generous donation from the family of John Fontaine, Jr. has enabled the University of Georgia to create a center for alcohol awareness and education. The goal of the center is to provide a comprehensive range of evidence-based prevention, early intervention and recovery support services to the UGA community.

We got your BAC! Don’t wait until you experience negative consequences because of alcohol or other drug use! Contact the Fontaine Center 706.542.8690

Programs and Services

John Fontaine, Jr.John Fontaine, Jr. died instantly at age 16 when his friend, who had been drinking, lost control of the car and hit a tree.

With his loveable, jovial demeanor and effortless smile, John proved himself the consummate friend as he brought goodness and joy into the lives of others. His favorite reaction from people was laughter. To each and every friend he gave a special part of himself, and he knew how to keep them up and how to keep them smiling. John was a true showman and enjoyed enchanting people in a theatre full of young audiences.

“I may not have lived a long life, but I lived a good life…and friendship is the most important thing there is.”

These words from the play Charlotte’s Web, spoken by him on the last day of his life, appropriately and profoundly reflect the spirit and the heart of John Fontaine, Jr.

Fontaine Center