Lyman Ward Military Academy
Office of Development

Development (Giving) for Lyman Ward Military Academy is critical in order to further implement the mission and vision for the academy. The generosity of alumni, friends, and family members continues to allow cadets from across the world the opportunity to earn a world-class education as well as learn the skills to be successful throughout life.

The foundation of LWMA was achieved through philanthropic giving in the late 1800’s, just as it is now. Dr. Lyman Ward met with donors from across the country in order to obtain the necessary funding for the Southern Industrial Institute, now Lyman Ward Military Academy. The core values of the academy have not changed. We are now called to continue building upon the mission that emerged over 100 years ago and has changed the lives of thousands of men and women over the last century.

As a donor to Lyman Ward, there arhe numerous benefits and opportunities. Lyman Ward Military Academy is a certified 501(c)3 organization; therefore, all donations to the academy are 100% tax deductible. In addition, there are naming opportunities so that your legacy or that of a friend or family member will live on at the academy.

Your donation to the academy will be used as scholarships for cadets, academic materials, and campus improvements.
You know the value of a Lyman Ward education and its positive impact on cadets.

We hope you will consider Lyman Ward Military Academy for your next philanthropic gift. If you have any questions in regards to development at Lyman Ward Military Academy or would like to make a donation, please contact me at or 256-675-6281.

Best Regards,

Cole Leonard
Lyman Ward Military Academy
Director of Development