Larry Ward

Class of 1956

As the child of Irish immigrants, Larry Ward was the first in his family to earn a college degree. He went on to UMKC where he earned his J.D. in 1961. He has practiced law at the same Kansas City, MO firm for 50 years. In addition to serving on Donnelly’s Board of Trustees, Larry and his family established the Sister Mary Faith Schuster Writing Award at Donnelly.

“Donnelly offers the same value to young people today that it provided me in the 1950s. It’s reasonably priced and the dedicated staff and faculty enable students to get a strong start in college.” 

Larry Ward was inducted in 2013.