Sam and Maria Miller have been a vital part of Cleveland Clinic for two decades. As a member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee from 1991 to 1996, Mr. Miller has played a prominent role in the institution’s growth and development, contributing his wisdom and business acumen. Now an emeritus trustee, Mr. Miller serves on the Leadership Boards for the Heart and Vascular Institute, the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, and the Taussig Cancer Institute. Mrs. Miller serves on the Digestive Disease Institute and Taussig Cancer Institute Leadership Boards, and has chaired “An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends,” which raises money for cancer research and education programs, since the event began in 1999.
The Millers’ love for the Cleveland community is reflected in their support of Cleveland Clinic. Their donation establishing The Maria and Sam Miller Emergency Services Building has had a monumental impact on patient care. “Maria and I believe that a gift to The Cleveland Clinic is a gift to the people of the city of Cleveland,” said Mr. Miller, who is co-chairman of Forest City Enterprises Inc. “The future of this city is tied to the hospital systems throughout our region. Cleveland will eventually become the number one medical center in the United States of America.”
In 2006, the Miller’s were inducted into The 1921 Society that honors those whose cumulative lifetime giving to Cleveland Clinic totals $1 million or more. Thanks to the Millers’ benevolence, Cleveland Clinic’s future is brighter than ever. Their support of the Heart and Vascular Institute, Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Digestive Disease Institute, Emergency Services Building, and many other programs will continue to advance medicine, research, and education. Additionally, because of their establishment of The Maria and Sam Miller Awards, the organization’s most outstanding physicians, nurses, and police officers are being rewarded for their work on behalf of Cleveland Clinic’s mission.
In appreciation of the Millers’ support of the Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic has inducted them into the Medallion Society. Members of the Medallion Society have helped to secure the future of cardiac care in America and the world through gifts of $1 million.
In gratitude for his deep devotion to Cleveland Clinic, the Board of Trustees has bestowed upon Mr. Miller the institution’s highest honor: the designation of Distinguished Fellow. This honor is conferred upon individuals who have made extraordinary contributions of service and resources to further the mission of Cleveland Clinic.