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May 20, 2019

The Zell Miller Foundation announced it has raised $1.2 million in receipts and pledges since receiving its tax-exempt status one year ago. The announcement was made at the Foundation’s 3rdAnnual Legacy Celebration Gala on Saturday, February 23 at The Ritz-Carlton

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 this 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,” said Miller.

The Forum on Leadership will be a signature annual event that will allow attendees to hear from some of the nation’s foremost leaders through motivational speeches, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and book signings.

“The Foundation’s goal is to bring together our friends in academia, business, government, and philanthropy to celebrate what real leadership looks like in our modern-day society,” said Miller. “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 on Thursday, September 26 at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead.

“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,” said Miller.