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Established to honor the memory of Rodney T. Miller, this fund is designed to enhance and aid Decatur/Macon County area children in sports-related programs or activities. Awards will enable recipients to buy equipment, upgrade facilities, attend special camps or trainings, sign up for extracurricular sports activities and pursue sports-related interests that might otherwise be out of reach.

Awards will be made to assist in the pursuit of these interests through sponsoring entities such as individuals, schools, teams or nonprofit organizations. Organizations, coaches, parents and teachers may identify potential recipients and refer them to The Community Foundation of Decatur/Macon County by contacting 217.429.3000 or by visiting Announcement of Award Recipients to be determined.

An endowed fund, established by Karla M. Miller, a graduate of the Class of 1988, to support Millikin’s Swim Department. The Fund was created in the memory of her late husband, Rodney T. Miller, a graduate of the Class of 1988, and record holding swimmer for the University. The Rodney T. Miller Athletic Fund for Swim supports Millikin’s Swim Team by providing additional operating support for equipment upgrades, travel expenses, capital needs, and other purposes related to athletic needs.  A portion of the RTM proceeds will now be directed to Millikin in support of this fund. One year after the fund reaches $10,000, earnings from the endowment will be directed to the Swim Department for annual spend. Best part? The fund will live on in perpetuity!!

If others wish to donate to the fund, they can give online at or call 217-420-6658 to learn more. If preferred, checks made payable to Millikin University can be sent to Kim Mangan in the Office of Alumni and Development; please be sure to indicate “Rodney T. Miller Athletic Fund for Swim” on the memo line.

2012 Grant Recipients

Webster-Cantrell Hall (swim lessons)

St. Teresa High School (sports vans and baseball field) 

Holy Family Grade School(badminton equipment)




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