Miller Consulting was founded in 2008 and is registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. While the firm has access to many outstanding development consultants, some of whom are listed on the Consultants page, its principal and lead is Jack Miller.
During his 30-year career, Jack has conducted annual and capital campaigns, special events and estate planning seminars. He has helped individuals contribute millions of dollars to charity and in 2000, his consulting work led Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation to hire him as its first director of planned giving, a position he held until July 1, 2012 when he became Vice President of Development for Baptist Homes Society in Pittsburgh.
From 1993 until 2006, Jack also headed Anlin Industries' development division before founding Miller Consulting. Since 1975, Jack served western Pennsylvania as planned giving director for United Way of Allegheny County and St. Barnabas Charitable Foundation; chief development officer for Suburban General Hospital, The Medical Center and St. Peter's Child Development Centers; executive director of Duquense University's Duke's Court sports booster organization; assistant development and alumni director at LaRoche College and public relations coordinator at the School for Blind Children.
Jack graduated with distinction from Bethany College and is a past-president of the Pittsburgh Planned Giving Council. In 2000, the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Western Pennsylvania Chapter named him its Outstanding Fund-raising Executive.
In 1992, Jack helped to organize a statewide development issues task force that was instrumental in passing the Pennsylvania Charitable Gift Annuity Exemption Act, 10 P.S. §361 et. seq., that established parameters for Pennsylvania charities to issue gift annuities. The task force also helped to pass legislation that defined purely public charities in Pennsylvania.
Some interesting gifts Jack closed include an outright gift of a personal residence with a retained life-interest; the first funeral home in Pennsylvania to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust and a $500,000 grant from a major foundation to promote planned gifts as a way of leveraging resources.