John D. Miller is a member of Hofstra’s board of Trustees and a 1979 graduate of its Zarb School of Business, from which he received a B.A. in accounting.
In 2006, Mr. Miller presented Hofstra a $6 million gift for its Honors College, one of the largest donations and the largest individual gift ever made to the 70-year-old university.
He said at the time that his generous gift allows him not only to leave a lasting legacy at Hofstra, but also to instill in his teenage sons the importance of philanthropy.
“Hofstra’s growth in the years since I graduated has been phenomenal, and it is very satisfying to me that I am able to give back to the university that had so much to do with my business success,” Miller said. “I believe we need to give back to those institutions that had a positive impact on our lives in hopes that our contributions will make a difference in the lives of others.”
Mr. Miller, of Old Westbury, was CFO and a co-founder of Arterial Vascular Engineering, a California-based manufacturer of medical equipment that he subsequently sold in 1999. Soon after, he began his philanthropic efforts.