The Foundation was created in January 2004 as an organized system through which the Miller family of Miller Oil Company could 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 in many capacities as a King’s Daughter to support the children’s hospital, 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 next generation to get involved. Miller family members continue to serve on the foundation’s Board of Directors and oversee its charitable giving.
The Millers’ commitment to service is also reflected in the employees of Miller Oil Company. Each year, employees support the foundation’s biggest fundraiser The Miller Oil Foundation Charity Golf Classic as volunteers. They also participate in an annual employee day of service, canister collections for charity, and a food drive. Its most well known fundraiser is the Hearts of Hope campaign held in Virginia Miller’s stores each January through February 14.