The Lyman Foundation was established in 1996 and is a registered non-profit organization to benefit the Burger Program in Garden City, Michigan. The Lyman Foundation was named in honor of the late Officer Gary Lyman from the Garden City Police Department. Officer Lyman became associated with Burger Students and staff through his visits to the program. He held the first golf outing in 1979 to raise money for community experiences. That event was carried on by his fellow officers, his widow Kathy and his family. Today, a group of staff, Burger families and the community carry on his work.