Legacy Gala

The Legacy Gala is an annual fundraising event held in February to commemorate Zell Miller’s birthday by celebrating the work of the foundation. 

During this event, the foundation presents the Zell Miller Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award honors one recipient who has given his or her time, talents, and resources to make Georgia a better place. 

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ABOUT THE ZELL MILLER AWARD FOR DISTINGUSHED PUBLIC SERVICE

The Foundation presents the Zell Miller Award for Distinguished Public Service each year at the Legacy Celebration Gala. The Award honors one recipient who has given his or her time, talents, and resources to make Georgia a better place.

Previous recipients include Hank Huckaby, former Chancellor of the University System of Georgia; David Ralston, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives; and Nathan Deal, the 82nd Governor of Georgia.

“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