In 1976 Francis Jones, the principal of the Mary Fields School on Daufuskie Island, established Daufuskie Day. Ms. Jones intent was to create an event that would preserve the native island Gullah culture, create a legacy honoring native islanders, and increase tourism to the island. Later this initiative would prove to be vital to the native island economy.
The second largest fundraiser for the organization, the Daufuskie Connect Banquet is a time for all the native islanders, their children and grandchildren to gather, honor the past, award scholarships to honor the future and review the accomplishments of the past year.
Our Mission focuses on preservation. Preservation of a culture, land and other natural resources. The Tax Relief program provides for contributions to help native islanders pay their taxes thereby insuring that land
Daufuskie Day is our next event. Stay tune for additional information.