INDIANAPOLIS — Mary Louise Miller will be inducted into The Indiana Academy during its 48th annual dinner celebration Monday, Oct. 15, in Indianapolis.
This year’s honorees will be recognized by the Academy for lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the state of Indiana. The Academy annually inducts into its membership individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in philanthropy, business, public service, advancement of the sciences, the arts, literature, culture, and scholarship in connection with Indiana’s independent non-profit colleges and universities.
Mrs. Mary Louise Miller is a significant, though quiet, force behind much of the civic improvement and the cultural richness of the Winona Lake and Warsaw community. Miller serves as president of the Dr. Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation that provides financial assistance to hundreds of charitable organizations and educational scholarships to Hoosiers.
Miller has been a strong supporter of higher education in Indiana and particularly involved in leadership at Grace College. She currently serves as the honorary chair of the ASPIRE Campaign at Grace College and serves as an advisor to the president on community related issues. Her leadership has garnered significant support from the business, local community, and philanthropic sectors.
She along with her late husband Dr. Dane Miller (Indiana Academy, 2011) are founding members of the orthopaedic giant Biomet founded in the couple’s converted barn with several friends in Warsaw. Miller also founded ML Motorsports which competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and is recognized as the first NASCAR team to be jointly owned by a mother and daughter.
A lasting tribute to Miller’s vision and exemplary life of generosity is the opening of the Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex at Grace College and the modern Village at Winona, whose charming shops and restaurant line the Winona Lake Canal and whose weekend festivals draw thousands of visitors throughout the year.