The Passing of an Odyssey Legend

Georgia Odyssey lost an extraordinarily creative and caring member yesterday. Jeanne Fessenden coached and mentored countless young lives throughout the state of Georgia for many decades. She had a role in starting the Odyssey of the Mind program in Georgia, served many different positions on the Board of Directors, and eventually became the State Association Director. Jeanne will be deeply missed by the countless OMERs she inspired.

Donations may be made in Jeanne’s memory to Georgia Odyssey’s newly created Fessenden “Pay it Forward” Fund at the request of the family. Inspired by the Fessenden’s drive to provide every student the opportunity to experience the benefits of Odyssey of the Mind, the Fessenden “Pay it Forward” Fund will be utilized for two key purposes team member recognition and under served team support.

Donors to the Fessenden “Pay it Forward” Fund will be listed on the website.

Donations may be mailed to:

Georgia Odyssey of the Mind
1216 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Dalton, GA 30720


You may donate online (by clicking the donate button):

Pictured below: Jeanne Fessenden addressing State Finalists in 2015: