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Georgia Military College Honors the Life and Legacy of GMC Foundation Chair, David Grant Sr.


Georgia Military College Honors the Life and Legacy of GMC Foundation Chair, David Grant Sr.

Georgia Military College mourns the loss of GMC Foundation Chair, David M. Grant Sr. who passed away last Friday. Grant, who served in various capacities at the institution over the years, leaves behind a legacy of leadership at his alma mater.

After graduating from GMC Prep School in 1972 and later the Junior College in 1974, Grant went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia College and State University. He remained in the community he grew up in to serve not only as an accountant but eventually much more.

Grant was actively involved in serving his alma mater over the last 40 years!  He is a past President of the Alumni Board of Directors, served three years on the GMC Board of Trustees, and since 1986, has been a member of the GMC Foundation, and as of 2021, served as the Chairman for the Foundation. Additionally, Grant coached men’s soccer in the Junior College in the early 2000s, volunteered at various sporting events and institutional fundraisers, and was an active member of the GMC family. In 1998 he earned the GMC Service Award for his involvement with the school, and in 2003 he earned the GMC Community Service Award.

He was involved in a little bit of everything. You could always count on David Grant to be supportive of Georgia Military College and the Milledgeville and Baldwin County community in any way.

“At Georgia Military College, we impart to our students the importance of being an authentic servant leader, and there is no better demonstration of how to be that than David Grant,” said GMC President, Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell, IV, USA (Ret). “He touched GMC in so many ways. You may not have known he was even involved with something or volunteering his time but it was never a surprise when you found out he was behind some initiative. We refer to our students, faculty, staff, donors, and friends as our ‘GMC Family,’ and David was the prime example of what that represents. Though we miss him greatly, David’s legacy of leadership will forever be remembered at Georgia Military College.”

Our thoughts and our prayers go out to his wife Keith, their children and their families, and to the extended family. So many of the Grant family have attended GMC Prep and our Junior College and continue to be involved with GMC and its students.

To honor Grant’s legacy and commitment to Georgia Military College, in partnership with his family, GMC is proud to establish the David Maxwell Grant Sr. Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship serves as a tribute to his passion for supporting students in their pursuit of academic excellence and work to develop as authentic servant leaders.

The David Maxwell Grant Sr. Memorial Scholarship will provide assistance to deserving students who embody the values and principles that Grant held dear. GMC aims to ensure that his spirit of generosity and selfless service continues to impact the lives of future generations of students at Georgia Military College.

As we remember and celebrate the life of David Grant Sr., the Georgia Military College community extends its heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. The establishment of this scholarship is a fitting tribute to a man whose contributions will forever be etched in the history of our institution.

For further information or to contribute to the David Grant Sr. Memorial Scholarship, please visit