When the Honorable W. J. “Bill” Usery set the plans in place to bequeath GMC millions of dollars, it was an unprecedented gift. But a donation of that size was still unmatched to the love he had for GMC students.
The Usery Legacy Fund was established in 2017 to preserve in perpetuity the memory of GMC’s most distinguished Georgia Military College Preparatory School alumnus, and former United States Secretary of Labor, the Honorable W.J. Usery, Jr. Now seven years later, students continue to benefit from Mr. Usery’s legacy, generosity, and love for GMC Prep. Since its first awarding in 2017, the Usery Legacy Fund has provided nearly 1300 uniforms for GMC Prep students.
With the massive growth of our Prep School in recent years, many families are not familiar with the story of Mr. Usery. As such, we are sharing his inspiring story once again, one which epitomizes the mission of Georgia Military College – to prepare our graduates to live lives with purpose as authentic servant leaders.