Pamela Miller

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While retired, Pamela Miller remains active in the nonprofit community and gift planning profession as a volunteer and advocate. Pam is a member of several nonprofit organizations, including the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners, as well as its Leadership Institute and the Mid-America Planned Giving Council (past president). Memberships also include the Association of Fundraising Professionals and its Mid-America Chapter (former board member and committee chair), Nonprofit Connect, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement–Missouri/Kansas Chapter. She is a member of Children’s Mercy’s Planned Giving Council and Legacy Society. As a gift planning officer for Children’s Mercy and the PKD Foundation, Pamela provided overall guidance and management of the estate gift planning program to assist donors to not only meet their own personal and financial goals, but also realize their dreams for their family and their communities. Pam also is experienced in prospect and development research. Pam served as Director of Major Gifts at William Jewell College, Senior Development Director at Rockhurst University, Director of Major Gifts for the Kansas University Endowment Association at the KU Medical Center, and as Associate National Director of Development for the national office of Camp Fire. In addition, she has several years of experience in marketing financial services to nonprofit organizations and employee benefit programs. She is an Inaugural Member of the Northland Giving Circle, past president of the Rockhurst University Alumni Board of Directors, and an alumna of Centurions, the leadership program of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City.

Recent Posts

Walking the Talk

Posted by Pamela Miller on Mar 21, 2018 7:30:00 AM

Following in Their Footsteps

A career in fundraising was not in my initial career plans. Instead, a wonderful opportunity to serve my alma mater became available at a time in my life when I not only needed a job, but a meaningful calling. I was a fundraiser because I believed in my alma mater; from then on, any role I took on had to be one in which I was fully dedicated – I don’t know anything other than 100%.

Nor did my mentors. Each one “walked the talk,” and patiently and joyfully guided my steps. My dedication to continuing their legacy was 100%, too. Like they had for me, I made time for every colleague and student – sharing my experiences, sharing materials when possible and appropriate, offering feedback, providing references and recommendations, and encouraging professional development opportunities. To see their careers flourish has been their gift that I will forever cherish.


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Topics: gift planning, Mission, Purpose, Professional Development