Beatrice L. Miller Charitable Fund Established
B. L. Miller Advisory Board: Connie Brodzinski, Marilyn Bower, Stephen Stone, Ruth Braidic and John Burnquist (standing)
The Greater Alliance Foundation announces the establishment and grant awards through the B. L. Miller Charitable Fund. In 1934, Beatrice L. Miller started the Royal China Company through a purchase of the E. H. Sebring China Company. Through her successful career, Beatrice established a foundation to support charitable organizations in this area many years ago. Recently, the Beatrice L. Miller Foundation transferred their assets to the Greater Alliance Foundation and established the B. L. Miller Charitable Fund to continue their work in supporting area nonprofits. Through the recommendations of the B. L. Miller Advisory Committee, the Greater Alliance Foundation Trustees recently approved $12,200 from the fund to be distributed to the following organizations:
- Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter
- Alliance Area Ulster Project
- Alliance Community Pantry
- Alliance Salvation Army
- Buckeye Council Boy Scouts
- Community Fellowship and Food
- Sebring Presbyterian Church
- Sebring Salvation Army
- The Concern
- Village of Sebring (Community Center)
- Alliance Family YMCA Team Leaders Club
- Alliance Family YMCA Sebring Learn to Swim Program
- Alliance YWCA
Douglas Schwarz commented, "In learning more about Beatrice L. Miller, she was indeed an extraordinary woman. Her business acumen and her philanthropic endeavors are to be admired. I know that the Greater Alliance Foundation Trustees will continue her philanthropic legacy through the foresight and advice of the B. L. Miller Charitable Fund Advisory Committee." For more information on how you can help meet the needs of the greater Alliance community through your charitable donations, please contact the Greater Alliance Foundation at 330.823.8560 or send your charitable donation to The Greater Alliance Foundation, 960 West State Street, Suite 130, Alliance, Ohio 44601.
November 20, 2015
Reeds' Show Passion for Early Childhood Education Care
Drs. Robert and Sally Reed demonstrated kindness and compassion for others during their residency and in their medical practices in Alliance. Although they retired to warmer year-round weather, their hearts remained in Alliance. Together, they initiated the Drs. Robert and Sally Reed Early Education Fund to assist families with enrollment fees in child care centers in Alliance at the beginning of 2015. Additionally, their intent was to also help the Early Childhood Education Alliance by providing sponsorship for an annual family event.
Dr. Robert Reed passed away on May 27, 2015. Dr. Reed was the co-founder and member of the Board of Trustees at Good Samaritan Medical Clinic, former staff member at Alliance Community Hospital and was the recipient of the Stark County Medical Society Lifetime Achievement Award. Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Alliance Foundation for the benefit of the Reed Early Education Fund.