Dr. Robert E. Miller Educational Advancement Fund

Honoring Our Past, Ensuring Our Future.


Dr. Miller Legacy

In 1971, Dr. Robert E. Miller was named president of the newly established Quinebaug Valley Community College. Bob quickly recognized the need to help those who otherwise could not attend college due to financial constraints by involving area businesses and community members in the College’s  fundraising efforts. This resulted in the establishment of The QVCC Foundation, a 501C3 organization, distinct and separate from the college yet closely tied to its success. Bob proudly and passionately served as president for 21 years, during which time the college expanded to a 68-acre campus in Danielson, opened a satellite center in Willimantic, and grew its service and educational offerings to students in northeast, CT.

For this, we are forever in his debt.


Our Impact

$240k to Local Students

$35k Academic Program Needs

$35k Job Focused Training Courses

60 Endowments

0 Student Loan Debt Due To Foundation Support



Our Goal

Is to raise one million dollars for the Dr. Robert E. Miller Educational Advancement Fund. The earnings will allow the Foundation to continue to honor Bob’s vision and legacy of providing financial support to all who desire to better their lives through education.


Thanks to your support of this fund, in 2071, 100 years after our founding, the QVCC Foundation will continue to fulfill its life changing mission.




Lives Transformed

“I started part-time at the Willimantic Center in 2011. Thanks to my instructors and support from The QVCC Foundation, I was able to transition to full-time status and complete two Associates Degrees with zero federal debt. The guidance I received at QVCC helped me to reach my true potential. I am now working towards my Bachelors in Data Science at Columbia University in New York City.”

Charles Baird ’18

Columbia University ’20

If you are interested in learning more about The Dr. Robert E. Miller Educational Advancement Fund: 

 Monique Wolanin