Supporting JMA

John Milledge, like most independent schools across the country, depends on the generosity of parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty and staff, and friends of the school to provide the extra measure of income needed to provide the best education possible for our students.

We could not provide the exciting range of programs for our children without the generosity of donors who give so that John Milledge can maintain, grow and continue to excel in academics, athletics, arts and active service.

Because of generous donors, John Milledge alumni find success in many areas of our local, state, and national community.

I believe the years I spent at JMA has shaped me into the future educator I am today. Because I was surrounded by encouraging, positive teachers throughout my many years of school, I want to provide this same support for my future students. I look forward to completing my degree in Early Childhood Education in May and apply for graduate school. There was never a time when a teacher was not rooting for me for to do my absolute best. I have learned what it takes in order for me to be a support system for my students.

One memory that will always stand out to me in my history of JMA would be the closeness my class shared throughout our years of school. I believe that this special bond is not something that can be created any other school. The thirty- two people I went to school with were just not my classmates, but also my brothers and sisters.

Lynsey Rowland, JMA 2011; GC&SU 2015, Creekside Elementary School 2nd Grade

My years at John Milledge gave me the support and educational background I needed to succeed in college. They also gave me time to think about the person I ultimately wanted to become — an involved and dedicated student both in college and beyond, a strong and sensitive leader, and a committed individual who will have a positive influence on society. The different extracurricular clubs and organizations I was in outside of classes at JMA fostered my commitment to public service and to my community as well, and I will always be grateful for the impact JMA has made on my life.

Elena Faria, JMA 2009, University of South Carolina 2013; J.D Candidate, University of Virginia Law School

Attending John Milledge provided me with many opportunities that I might not have been given elsewhere. Every teacher truly takes an initiative to invest their time in the students and help them to achieve their goals. Even during college, I was able to contact several John Milledge teachers if I ever needed them and was met with the same amount of care and compassion toward helping me succeed.

I’m excited to return and give back to my community; I am currently working as a RN, BSN at Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville on Labor and Delivery.

With over 14 years of memories from my time at JMA, I would have to say my fondest memory was competing in the class dance-off during homecoming my senior year. My classmates and I had a blast coming up with a fun dance for the contest, and we won!

Kelli Chandler, JM 2010; GSU (Go Eagles!) 2014

Please contact our Dianne Bayne at or 478-452-5570 ext. 402 for details on how you can give.