First established in 2017, the annual Legacy Gala is held in Atlanta each February to commemorate Zell’s birthday. The program celebrates the impact of Georgia Pre-K, the HOPE Scholarship, and the Zell Miller Foundation. During this gathering, the foundation presents the Zell Miller Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award honors one recipient who has given their time, talents, and resources to make Georgia a better place. This night gathers participants from across the state to celebrate the work of the foundation and look to the future as more lives are transformed from the programs Zell started.
“In the North Georgia Mountains, from which I get my sense of place, we have a saying, “if you ever see a turtle on a fence post, you know one thing, it did not get there by itself. Someone put it there.” –Zell Miller
All funds raised will support the Zell Miller Foundation’s programs. The Zell Miller Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.