19th Annual Vance C. Miller, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament
DALLAS — Each year Henry S. Miller Co. honors the memory of beloved son and brother, Vance C. Miller, Jr., through a special golf tournament to raise money for charity. The Vance C. Miller, Jr. 19th Annual Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Tuesday April, 5th at Prestonwood Country Club – The Hills in Plano, Texas.
Greg Miller, President and CEO of Henry S. Miller Co. stated, “I’m so proud to honor my dearly departed brother and raise money for two worthy causes, LIFT and SMU. We had another great turn-out this year with over 72 participants. The tournament has proven to be a successful and sustainable annual event.”
For years, Henry S. Miller Co. has teamed up with LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas). LIFT helps adults reach professional and personal goals through literacy training. Over 5,000 people annually take LIFT classes in Adult Literacy, GED Preparation, English as a Second Language and Family Literacy, taught by trained volunteers at 11 partner locations. LIFT is headquartered at the Opportunity Center where thousands of our neighbors come to learn how to create more productive, self-sufficient lives for themselves and their families.
Joyce Collie, LIFT Board Member and co-chair of LIFT’s 55th Anniversary stated, “The Annual Vance C. Miller, Jr. Memorial is a wonderful event every year, and this year was no exception! More than $225,000 in proceeds has been donated to LIFT by Tincy and Greg Miller since the inception of the tournament to support LIFT’s literacy programs. LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas) is a 55-year old community agency founded by the National Council of Jewish Women that serves thousands of illiterate and low literate adults annually. We are sincerely grateful for the continued support of Henry S. Miller Company and the Miller Family.”
The golf tournament also benefits the Vance C. Miller, Jr. Classical Guitar Scholarship established in 1998 by a gift from Henry S. Miller, Jr. and Juanita Miller. The scholarship provides funding for undergraduate and graduate students studying classical guitar in the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. The recipients are chosen by faculty recommendation of students who exhibit outstanding artistic ability on the classical guitar. The Miller Family and the tournament have provided over $120,000 for the scholarship over the years.