The Joyce Foundation is pleased to announce that Ed Miller is our new Vice President of Programs. He brings to the role more than 30 years of foundation and nonprofit organization experience. He joined the Foundation in 2009 and has since been an Environment Program Director, managing Joyce’s work to advance climate solutions in the Great Lakes region, with both Illinois and Minnesota committing to 100 percent carbon-free electric power during that time.
Miller, 55, has spent nearly his entire career working in the Great Lakes region. Before joining Joyce, he led environmental giving for Crown Family Philanthropies and was the founding program director of the statewide Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. He also worked for nine years in the Environment Program at the Michigan-based C.S. Mott Foundation.
“Ed has been a trusted partner and adviser to many on the program team and throughout the Foundation for more than a decade,” said Joyce Foundation President and CEO Ellen S. Alberding. “He is a collaborative and even-tempered leader who has already worked closely with dozens of other Midwest and national funders. I look forward to working alongside him in this new role.”
Miller is a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, in the western Lake Erie watershed. He has a master’s degree in agricultural and natural resource economics and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, both from Stanford University. He also serves on the boards of the Environmental Grantmakers Association and the Center for Humans and Nature, and formerly co-chaired the Climate and Energy Funders Group.
“I’m honored by the opportunity to work with my incredible Joyce program colleagues in this new role. At this time of overlapping social, political, and environmental challenges, it is more important than ever that we support our partners in ways that build their long-term capacities and maximize the impact of the Foundation’s funding,” Miller said.
About The Joyce Foundation
Joyce is a nonpartisan, private foundation that invests in evidence-informed public policies and strategies to advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region.