Miller Foundation Timeline
Then & Now
A. L. Miller was hired by CW Post to manage the Enquirer, thus beginning the long association of the Miller Family with the newspaper and Battle Creek.
Bob Miller founds the George Awards because he wanted to recognize people who took personal initiative to address a need in their community, and didn’t wait to “let George do it.” He asked newspaper readers to nominate people who had stepped forward for the betterment of Battle Creek. The newspaper has..Read More
1965: Bob Miller Sr. is presented the Newton D. Baker II Award of the United Community Funds and Councils of America.
Miller Foundation awards first of almost $2 million in grants for downtown improvement. Bob Miller Sr. named to the Civic Improvement Corp. Miller Foundation was among the first to provide funding the for petting zoo at Binder Park. Miller Foundation pays for Berenice Bryant Lowe to write and publish “Tales..Read More
Bob Miller Sr. co-chairs fund-raiser to expand Y Center. Seeing the need for a quality downtown hotel, Bob Miller Sr. takes steps to make it happen, including his personal funds, foundation grants, and community support. Miller Foundation leads the effort to publish Battle Creek Sesquicentennial book.
Olivet College presents Bob Miller Sr. with an honorary doctorate of humane letters.
Renovations of Bailey Park. Construction of C.O. Brown Stadium and other major developments take place
Miller Foundation gives $400,000 for the renovation of Bailey Park, including construction of C.O. Brown Stadium. Miller Foundation initiates and leads a meeting to establish NorthPointe Woods. 20,000 citizens participate in The Miller Foundation’s ABC Survey asking the community what they want and need to help guide their grant making...Read More
The Miller Foundation gives $75,000 toward startup of Burnham Brook Center.
Miller Foundation pays for publication of the book “Empires” by Robert E. Hencey.
2001: Family Health Center receives $160,000 for health enhancement and dental equipment.
2000-04: Haven of Rest Ministries receives $200,000 in grants over the years.
Robert Branson Miller, Jr., 71, of Battle Creek, retired publisher of the Battle Creek ENQUIRER, died Monday, March 5, 2007 at Battle Creek Health System. Bob was born August 10, 1935 in Battle Creek to Robert B. and Jean (Leonard) Miller, Sr. He attended Fremont Elementary and later The Hotchkiss..Read More