Helping things Happen for the Betterment of Battle Creek
For over 50 years, The Miller Foundation and the Miller family have established a long history of commitment to building, serving, and giving in the Battle Creek community. Served by three generations of Millers, the Foundation celebrates a strong family legacy that encompasses the dynamic values of the founder’s original goal: to support and sustain a constant flow of growth and change that will secure the future of the greater Battle Creek community while enhancing the local quality of life.
“It was always about the community, never about personal gain.” – Peter J. Christ
former executive director, Battle Creek Community Foundation
“Bob was a visionary… He would get enthusiastic, but I never saw him get angry at others or disrespectful. He just had a very positive mindset. He wanted to be realistic – he didn’t want to create things that would become a burden in the future.”
Russel Mawby, retired Chairman & CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Albert & Louise Miller
Albert L. Miller brought his family to a booming Battle Creek in 1910. Entrepreneurs such as C.W. Post and W. K. Kellogg were transforming the nation’s breakfast tables. Other local industries were shipping innovative products across the globe. He wanted to be part of such a community and accepted an offer from cereal magnate C. Q. Post to become editor of the Morning Enquirer. His decision launched a century-long partnership between Battle Creek and the Miller family that endures today.