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What is the status of the Besse Cooper's farm?

Besse Cooper's historic 1870 farmhouse and ancillary barns, along with 4 acres, were purchased privately (outside of the Foundation) and were spared destruction in December 2014. This acquistion will be transfered to the Foundation in the future. 

However, the remaining 46 acres, crucial to the Foundation's plans for a natural park, an open green space, are literally days away from being sold and lost forever. We are actively applying for grants and searching for potential donors to help us #SaveBesseCoopersFarm. 

If you are interested in helping us, please contact us via e-mail at   

What does "supporting supercentenarians" mean?

The impetus for creating the Foundation was realized by Besse's grandson, Paul Cooper, through the relationship of caregiving during Besse's latter years, as a centenarian, supercentenarian (110 or older), and ultimately as the World's Oldest Living Person. 

While this amazing group of elders, sometimes called "supers", numbering fewer than 100 around the world, get celebrated in the media, they are underserved as a group, and are often overlooked once the cameras go away. Many people assume this group is receiving elite medical care and financial assistance because of their extraordinary longevity, and other well intended assumptions which very often couldn't be further from the truth. 

The reality is that many are struggling with financial burdens, lack legal representation, and are left to medical care not appropriate to their age. We are building a coalition to help change that. The Besse Brown Cooper Foundation is the first nonprofit organization to specifically advocate for and support supercentenarians. 

What is happening with this Website?

We are no longer able to functionally update this site due to technical issues. If you are interested in helping us in designing a new Website, please contact us via e-mail at

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations are tax-deductible, within the U.S., to the extent the law allows. We are a recognized nonprofit organization in the State of Georgia, and were granted federal status by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, EIN : 46-3878242.

I live outside of the United States and I would like to donate.  How can I do that?

For those who live outside the U.S. we kindly ask at this time that you send your donation by check, made out to "Besse Brown Cooper Foundation" via mail to:

Besse Brown Cooper Foundation
P.O. Box 1896
Loganville, GA 30052 USA



Or send mail to:

Besse Brown Cooper Foundation
P.O. Box 1896
Loganville, GA 30052

Your contribution to our efforts is greatly appreciated.


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