Gail Miller Rumors
DN: The Jazz are on a roll. How does this current Jazz team represent what the Larry H. Miller Group is all about? Gail Miller: They represent excellence, which is what we’re all about. It starts with us teaching the management of the team, the general manager, the coach, spending time with them to help them understand that we do have values and we do have expectations and we don’t want players in here who would sully our name or bring in a bad element. So they’re very good to understand what we want and then to honor us with that request as they look for players. We’ve had some in the past that have been bad characters, but they don’t last long. And of course we want a championship, but we don’t want to sell our soul for it.
The current Jazz owner and billionaire businesswoman Gail Miller was the recipient of the Rosa Parks Award Monday during the 34th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon on MLK Day in Ballroom Salon A at Little America Hotel. At least 500 people were in attendance for the event, hosted by the NAACP Salt Lake Branch.
The Rosa Parks Award was established in 1992 in honor of the civil rights icon and annually honors women in Utah who help “Keep the Dream Alive.” Miller supports various charitable, education and humanitarian causes through the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation where she routinely volunteers her free time for those in need.
The Jazz released this thoughtful statement about a respected church leader and longtime fan of the NBA team: “The Larry and Gail Miller Family and the Utah Jazz organization express their heartfelt sympathy at the passing of President Thomas S. Monson. His lifelong service and his impact on the world will always be remembered. He was an example of pure service, always looking after those in need, including our family as he provided comfort by visiting Larry, another West High boy, many times during his long illness.
Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams recalled when Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller asked him years ago — when work to transform the county’s homeless services first began — how she could help. At the time, Miller had already given $1 million, McAdams said, but she told him “I want to give a lot more.”
Miller and her family on Wednesday vowed to match up to $10 million in donations for the three new homeless shelters in Salt Lake County slated to open in June 2019 — but not for the brick and mortar. The grant, intended to spur donations from other community members for potentially a total of $20 million, is meant to fund programs and services inside the three resource centers.