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Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy

Rick Miller MBA '91 & Erika Miller

This dynamic husband and wife team champions public education, small business, local churches, and senior citizens. Rick graduated from PSU with an MBA in 1991. He went on to become the founder and chairman of the Avamere Group and co-founder of Rogue Venture Partners. He currently co-chairs PSU's capital campaign to renovate and expand its School of Business Administration. Erika graduated from Puget Sound University, led a successful career in business banking, and now commits her time to raising their children and managing their charitable interests. Together, Rick and Erika give generously of their time, energy and financial resources to Portland State University, the University of Oregon, Aloha High School, Portland Community Church, Ronald McDonald House, Self Enhancement, Inc., and many other organizations. PSU is proud to present Rick & Erika Miller with its 2013 Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy.