Ed Miller

Vice President of Programs
Portrait of Ed Miller

Ed has more than 30 years of foundation and nonprofit organization experience. Since 2009, he has managed Joyce’s work to advance climate solutions in our region, with both Illinois and Minnesota committing to 100% carbon-free electric power during that time. He 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 a 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 is a collaborative leader who has worked closely for many years with dozens of other Midwest and national funding partners. He 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.

Ed grew up in 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.

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