“Teach for Freedom”
A Gala Honoring
Jack Miller


A Gala Honoring Jack Miller

Serial entrepreneur, visionary philanthropic leader, and great American success story


A celebration of our founder and chairman, Jack Miller, for his transformative contributions to civic education.


Thursday, September 7, 2023 | Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

6:00 pm
Cocktail reception

7:00 pm

Black tie optional


Presented by Gala Co-chairs Harvey L. Miller and Richard Uihlein

and the




Lead Sponsors

Founder’s Circle ($100,000+)

Richard Uihlein

Presidential Sponsors ($50,000+)

Michael & Lindy Keiser
Harvey L. Miller Supporting Foundation

Legacy Sponsors ($25,000+)

Craig J. & Janet Duchossois
Jamie & Deborah Fellowes
Roger & Susan Hertog
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Northern Trust
Ted Schwartz
Morris Silverman & Lori Komisar
Rick & Cate Waddell
Wintrust Commercial Banking

Capital Sponsors ($15,000+)

Diane Hendricks
Judith Joy & Bruce Miller
Alicia & Aaron Oberman
Michael & Julie Weiser

Liberty Sponsors ($10,000+)

Douglas K. Chapman
The Crown Family
Marshall E. Eisenberg
Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation
Philip M. Friedmann
The Jonas Family
Frank Mariani
Ron Sargent

Patriot Sponsors ($5,000+)

Donald & Donna Baumgartner
Patrick & Rachel English
Avrum Gray & Dolores Cowen
John Q. & Carol McKinnon
Michael & Suzanne Moskow
Caryn & Jerry Skurnick

Collegiate Sponsors ($1,000+)

Eric & Danelle Achepohl
John Agresto
Carole & Christopher Anderson
Ashbrook Center
Jess & Lill Beim
Robin & Stephen Berger
Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation
Donald & Lois Chudacoff
City of Hope
Lewis Collens & Nancy Sindelar
Paul Earle & Ellen Rudnick
Larry & Barbara Field
Richard Fleisher
Peter & Ginny Foreman
Alvin & Nancy Gorman
Marvin & Elaine Gottlieb
Melvin & Judith Hecktman
Jeri & Norman Jacobs
Gregory Kadens
Philip M. Kayman
William R. Kehoe & Mimi Turney
William Kristol
Sandra & Robert Lund
Ron Lunt
Ralph & Bonnie Mandell
Ron Miller & Jacqueline Fischer
Buddy & Joan Mopper
Steven B. Nasatir & Carolyn Rosenberg
Theodore & Harriette Perlman
Bill Roberti
Chelsey & Jonathan Seering
The Staff of the Jack Miller Family Foundation
Merle & Jim Styer
Marilyn Witt
Hans & Erin Zeiger

Statesmanship Sponsors (up to $999)

Jeff Blackman
Belle & Harvey Cole
Nancie Flaxman
Brooke Fox
Edwin & Penny Glass
Bruce & Barbie Hecktman
Reva Heller
Scott & Sarah Hirsch
Michael & Valerie Lewis
Gary & Vicki Pines
The Staff of the Jack Miller Center
Jen Sweeney & Tom Bensfield



Host Committee

Co-chairs Harvey L. Miller and Richard Uihlein

Master of Ceremonies Steve Miller




About Jack Miller

The 2023 Teach for Freedom Gala celebrates our founder and chairman, Jack Miller. Jack’s life and leadership have been the driving force for the Jack Miller Center’s nationwide efforts to bring the American story of freedom back to American education.

A few years after college, Jack started a business called Quill from the back room of his dad’s poultry shop. His brothers later joined him and they grew the Quill Corporation into the nation’s largest independent direct marketer of office products, employing over 1,300 people by the time they sold it in 1998. Jack then joined his wife Goldie in running their family real estate businesses, and he became deeply involved in philanthropic work.

Jack credits his success to this country and the freedom it gives each of us to achieve our dreams. He realized that preserving the American dream is only possible if citizens understand what our country is about. Channeling the same entrepreneurial spirit, Jack founded the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History in 2004, and he has dedicated countless hours to help it grow.

Thanks to Jack’s extraordinary vision, for nearly 20 years, the Jack Miller Center has been advancing America’s founding principles and history on college campuses and in K-12 classrooms across the country.

We are profoundly grateful to Jack, Goldie, and the rest of the Miller Family.



About the Teach for Freedom Campaign

For Jack, the greatest gift is one his grandchildren and all future generations of Americans can enjoy: lasting freedom to achieve their dreams.

To preserve our free, self-governing nation, each generation needs to understand our history and foundational principles. Yet educational institutions are neglecting or even disparaging America’s story. We have reached an inflection point in American civic education.

At last, scholars, teachers, and concerned citizens are pushing back. Through the Teach for Freedom Campaign, the Jack Miller Center is leading a nationwide movement to advance civic education grounded in America’s founding principles and history.

Please consider a sponsorship for the Teach for Freedom Gala. Help bring America’s history and the founders’ vision for freedom and equality to millions of students. All proceeds support the work of the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History.

Click here to make your pledge for the Teach for Freedom Gala >>

To be listed in the printed materials for the gala,
pledges must be received by August 15, 2023.



The gala will be by invitation only. If you have any questions about this event, please email Matthew Riffe at mriffe@gojmc.org.