GABE'S FOUNDATION CURRENT NEWS SUMMARY

FOUNDATION NEWS

 

Alan B. Miller, founder and president of Gabe's foundation, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on October 9th, 2015. The 11th Annual Celebration of Life dinner, previously scheduled for November 21, 2015, has been cancelled. Scholarships and social service grants will continue to be awarded and your donations are much appreciated. Please contact us if you would like to work on planning a dinner and/or other events in the future.

 

FOUNDATION EVENTS

National Day of Service and Remembrance

The Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation designates one day each year as its National Day Of Service and Remembrancesm. This day is a means to pay tribute to Gabe and his efforts in the delivery of social services. The designated date for 2014 has not yet been set.

Celebration of Life Dinner

The Gabe W. Miller Memorial Foundation has only one fund raising event, the Annual Celebration of Life Dinner, held on a Saturday night before Thanksgiving each year. The 2015 dinner has been cancelled.

Cover Dog Louie Leaves Us

On October 20, 2006 Louie, the Foundation's "cover dog" and Gabe's "best friend", passed away from metastasized cancer. He was alert, lucid, and affectionate all the way through the sedative's taking effect. As far as we can tell he did not suffer.

FOUNDATION AWARDS

29th Gabe Miller Scholar Named

Ivan Gonzalez, University of Southern California.

30th Gabe Miller Scholar Named

Tiara Smith, University of Illinois, Chicago / Jane Addams College of Social Work.

31st Gabe Miller Scholar Named

Candyss Newman, Loyola University, Chicago.

32nd Gabe Miller Scholar Named

Melissa Farmer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Twelfth Gabe Miller Grant - CJE Senior Life

When many think of the disabled, they think of babies and children. But, they grow up, often into middle-age and older. They, too, have parents. For 15 years now, CJE SeniorLife's Linkages Program has enhanced the quality of life for aging parents with adult children who have disabilities (www.cje.net/linkages). In FY 2012, Linkages served 295 unduplicated individuals. This Social Service Project Grant will support Linkage's social worker Rosann Corcoran (LCSW) in her supervision of a social work intern. It furthers our mission to help the disabled, disadvantaged and dispirited. Gabe would have been proud to support this program.