YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Zell Miller Foundation raised $1.2 million in pledges and receipts in the past year upon receiving tax-exempt status. In January 2018, the Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a three-year, $3 million capacity building campaign to fully fund a three-year strategic plan to bring the Foundation to a long-term sustainable future. The board immediately undertook a goal of raising at least $1 million during a quiet phase of the campaign.
“With the capacity building campaign now in its second year, the Foundation will enter a public phase with the goal of raising the remaining $1.8 million by December 2020,” said Bryan Miller, Executive Chairman of the Foundation. “In addition to several educational initiatives, our strategic plan includes two priority programs. one being the Zell Miller Leadership Institute, which was established in 2018, and the other a Forum on Leadership.”
The Forum on Leadership will be a signature, annual event that will allow attendees to hear some of the nation’s foremost leaders through motivational speechs, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and book signings.
“The Foundation’s gioal is to bring together our friends in acedemia, business, government, and philanthropy to celebrate what real leadership looks like in modern day society,” Miller explained. “We will lean on the relationships my grandparents have fostered throughout a lifetime of public service at the highest levels of government, as well as the relationships made through service on several corporate and nonprofit boards.”
The Forum on Leadership will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead, GA.
“My grandfather’s legacy continues, not only through every HOPE Scholarship recipient and every four-year-old in Pre-K, but through every person who benefits from the work of the Zell Miller Foundation,” Miller said.
Additional information can be found at www.millerfoundation.com