As members of the Miller family – one of Miami’s great philanthropic families – siblings Stuart, Leslie and Jeffrey have helped transform our community through their personal leadership, generous spirit and passion for helping. Not only are they perpetuating the legacy of philanthropy and service set by their parents – Sue and Leonard Miller – each of them has become a force for good in their own right as well as through the collective work of the Miller Foundation.
Stuart Miller is CEO and member of the board of directors of Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. Known for his relentless drive, and hands-on approach, Stuart is a longtime supporter of education and health-related causes. Stuart is currently chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees. He has served on the board of Alonzo Mourning Charities, the Overtown Youth Center, and as chair of the Dolphins Cycling Challenge benefiting University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Under Stuart’s leadership, the Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Lennar Corporation, has made significant investments in the community to elevate the quality of and access to healthcare, expand social services, and improve education, from early education to higher education.
Leslie Miller Saiontz is a business owner, real estate professional and community activist. Passionate about education, Leslie not only chairs the board of Teach For America Miami-Dade, she has established thriving mentorship programs that engage hundreds of students and volunteers in issues of educational equity. She spends countless hours in the classroom, providing children with additional skills and resources to reach their full potential. Additionally, Leslie is deeply committed to improving the lives of women and children through her advocacy work with United Way Women’s Leadership. She has helped lead trips to Washington, D.C. to promote high-quality early education.
Jeffrey Miller is a South Florida business leader working to improve educational opportunities for children in Miami and across the nation. He serves as chair of Breakthrough Miami, a nonprofit organization that provides enrichment activities for motivated middle school students. Under his guidance, the organization has expanded to become the largest program in the Breakthrough collaborative. Committed to public education, Jeffrey has been honored for his volunteer work in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. In 2014, he founded Beacon College Prep, a tuition-free elementary charter school in Opa-Locka. Jeffrey is the past chair at Ransom Everglades, and past chair for the Council for Educational Change.
Together, Stuart, Leslie and Jeffrey are changing the face of modern Miami. In 2004, the Miller family made a historic $100 million gift to the University of Miami’s medical school, which was renamed in honor of their late father.
The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is a leading hub for medical education, research and innovation.
In terms of generosity, dedication and commitment to Miami, Stuart, Leslie and Jeffrey are in a league of their own. Their selfless work is a credit to their parents’ legacy, but, more importantly, an inspiration to Miami’s next generation of leaders.