David Miller ’51

David Miller '51
Inspired by this year’s special Alumni Fund challenge, David Miller doubled his gift, to $2,000. He also took advantage of the IRA Rollover Provision, which allows donors over age 70.5 to make tax-free donations directly from an IRA (through the end of 2009). David says he was one of the first employers to offer IRAs to employees back in the 1960s, and that some people laughed at the time, but today he’s proud of the decision and pleased with the financial results.

David is now retired from his water/geology/environmental consulting business and helps his wife, Paula, operate Never2Late horse farm and riding arena in Brewster, Massachusetts. His son, Andrew Miller ’80, and daughter, Judith Miller ’82, are both Colby alums. In 2001 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and he has served as an overseer and on the Museum Board of Governors. He also is a member of the Willows Society, which recognizes and thanks donors who have made provisions for Colby in their estate plans.
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