The Millers Foundation supports community initiatives throughout Hampton Roads by engaging Miller’s employees, customers and family members in enthusiastic and meaningful giving.
The Miller family of Millers Energy created the Foundation in January 2004 as an organized way to help local charities. Originally, the Foundation supported mostly charities that served children’s needs; however, as its giving has grown, the Foundation now supports a diverse group of interests. Deanne Miller, who served the Hampton Roads, Virginia community in many volunteer and leadership capacities, and her husband Gus share a lifelong commitment to community service. Through their own personal experiences of volunteering and serving others, the Millers have inspired the others to get involved.
The Millers’ commitment to service is also reflected in the employees of Millers Energy. Each year, employees support the foundation’s biggest fundraiser The Millers Foundation Charity Golf Classic as volunteers. They also participate in an annual employee day of service, canister collections for charity, and Millers Bikes and Brews fundraiser. Millers customers donate money through the Foundation’s most well-known campaign, Hearts of Hope and others contribute through their heating and cooling account payments.
The Foundation raises money and awareness each year to support various local charities and make a meaningful impact in Hampton Roads. The Millers Foundation continues to focus on developing nonprofits for whom smaller grants make a big difference.