RMA Cadet Salute

RMA Crest
RMA Foundation
Board of Directors

Bernard “Bernie” Freeman, ‘56
     Vero Beach, FL

Vice Chairman
Walter E. Smith, Jr., ‘58
     Palm Beach, FL

Frederick J. Kennedy, ‘64
     Mount Pleasant, SC

C.J. “Jody” Lail, Jr.
     Buford, GA

COL William J. Gallagher,

USA (Retired)
     Gainesville, GA

Kenneth L. McKelvey
     North Myrtle Beach, SC

J. Allen Nivens
     Alpharetta, GA

Amanda K. Willis, Ex Officio
     Gainesville, GA

Endowed Support

     Endowed Scholarships


Governance Documents


     Incorporation Certificate

     Federal EIN

     IRS Determination



Amanda K. Willis, CFRE
RMA Foundation President
(770) 538-2924


RMA Foundation

The Riverside Military Academy Foundation (the “Foundation”), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was incorporated in 2013 under the laws of the State of Georgia and approved by the Internal Revenue Service in 2014. The Foundation was established for the exclusive purpose of supporting the educational purposes, furtherance, and longevity of Riverside Military Academy (the “Academy”).

The Foundation's primary objectives are directed toward attracting, receiving, stewarding, investing, managing and expending gifts designated for the benefit of Riverside. In fulfillment of these objectives, the Foundation accepts gifts of cash, securities, bequests, life insurance policies, real estate, life income gifts, charitable trusts, life estate agreements, and approved gifts-in-kind.

Founding Members - RMA Foundation:

Ruben A. Barahona, '89 Bernard M. Freeman, '58
Barbara & R.A. “Rusty” Griffin, ‘62 Patrick H. Higdon, ‘57
Jane and Drew Horner, ‘78 Linda K. Hurdle
Lambert Foundation Inc. Ernest T. Lopez, ‘84
Frank L. Maurno, ‘60 Domingo R. Moreira, ‘63
Kenneth L. McKelvey Abraham A. Mitchell, ‘52
Walter E. Smith Jr., ’58 Felipe Valls, ‘50
James A. Walters Management Company  

William J. McConnell, ‘58 Samuel P. Smith
Richard L. Valentine Robert T. Willis Jr.

A cornerstone of the Foundation’s funding is the Sandy Beaver Entrepreneurial Leadership Award (SBELA) Program that honors local leaders for their achievements that reflect the intelligence, entrepreneurial spirit, and leadership ability of Sandy Beaver, Riverside’s president from 1913-1969. A banquet honoring the recipients is held in August of each year.

For more information on becoming an RMA Foundation Founder or Friend, please click here.

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