Suzanne Miller, a longtime active member of the Fort Collins community, has joined the Front Range Community College Foundation board of directors. The FRCC Foundation is the college’s fundraising arm, securing critical support for student scholarships, college programs and facilities.
Miller has been involved in a wide variety of local nonprofit organizations. She worked as a stay-at-home mom for years while raising four children, which led to opportunities to volunteer. She has been building deep and personal connections to help people in the community ever since.
Miller is heavily involved with WomenGive, which provides child care scholarships to single moms who are pursuing higher education. She has been a part of many area organizations that have benefited from the work of the Bohemian Foundation. She also served on the advisory board for GiveNext, a project that teaches middle and high school students about philanthropy. And for years, Miller served on the board of directors for the Foothills Rotary Club, making connections that last and are meaningful.
She says she is dedicated to cultivating relationships and working to help others discover all that Northern Colorado has to offer—including FRCC’s Larimer Campus. “Suzanne looks for opportunities where people can plug in and get involved in their great community,” said FRCC Foundation Executive Director Ryan McCoy. “Her enthusiasm and energy are best used when being poured into projects focused on elevating the impact others are able to have locally and regionally—and these opportunities are plentiful within the FRCC Foundation.”
Miller was named a Super Woman of Northern Colorado by Mind+Body magazine after creating a local movement to promote acts of kindness and support for others. She began working on this initiative in 2008 after her daughter Liz passed away unexpectedly at age 24 as a result of epilepsy. #DoALizThing encourages people to focus on helping others—the way Miller’s daughter always did.
Miller attended Ball State University. Shortly after college and getting married, she moved to Colorado, where she and her husband Jim (now of 39 years) had their four kids—Liz, Alex, Sarah and Ben. Miller now serves as community ambassador for Ginger and Baker in Fort Collins.
The foundation’s board of directors consists of 12 members who live in the regions surrounding FRCC’s three campuses—in north metro Denver, Boulder County and Larimer County. Miller says she is ready to roll up her sleeves and “get busy promoting FRCC and the important work done there. I am deeply invested in the future of my community and helping people connect with projects that fuel their creative and philanthropic drive.” She adds, “I am honored to join this board. I will give my very best effort toward the mission and vision of the organization.”
About the FRCC Foundation
The mission of nonprofit Front Range Community College Foundation is to transform lives and the regional economy by developing private resources to support scholarships, programs and facilities for FRCC. During the 2018-2019 academic year, the foundation raised almost $1.2 million through generous community giving.
The FRCC Foundation was established in 1994 to give a voice and rally the community around providing opportunities for individuals seeking to change their lives through education. In order to support FRCC students, the foundation seeks out individuals who are willing to contribute to support students and the college’s programs. Tax-deductible contributions help open doors for people to advance themselves, their families and our communities. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity.
Recent projects that the foundation’s board has been focused on include the college’s new Health Care Careers Center at the Larimer Campus, the Center for Integrated Manufacturing at the Boulder County Campus—and the ongoing work of the foundation’s scholarship program.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.