Washington, D.C., May 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Congressional Award Foundation has announced Gail Miller will be receiving the Horizon Award, which has previously been given to recipients including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Miller will be given the award at the annual Gold Medal Ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on June 20, the foundation said in a press release.
“A special recognition from the Joint Leadership Commission of The Congressional Award Foundation and its Board of Directors, the Horizon Award recognizes individuals from the private sector who have worked to expand opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions,” the press release said.
Other previous recipients include Drew Brees, America Ferrera, Bob Lanier, Wynton Marsalis, Cal Ripken Jr. and Pat and Emmitt Smith.
“Gail embodies the spirit of this award by demonstrating thought for others in her decision-making and using her influence to shape communities for the better,” said Paxton K. Baker, chairman of the Congressional Award national board of directors. “Gail’s story is about finding true individuality and her life’s work serves as an extraordinary example for our nation’s youth, particularly young women.”
Gail Miller, with her late husband Larry H. Miller, established one of the largest privately-owned group of companies in the western United States, with ownership of over 60 car dealerships, the Utah Jazz, Megaplex Theatres, and more.
“But in the decade following Larry’s passing, Gail has shown the importance of resolve and drive and been a source of inspiration for many seeking to find their identity,” the press release said.
In April 2018, Miller published the book “Courage to Be You: Inspiring Lessons from an Unexpected Journey.” In the book, she shares personal anecdotes about the role faith played in shaping her as a person, the strength of women, and how she measures wealth.
Today, Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Larry H. Miller Management Corporation. She also presides over the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation and the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation, which support charitable, educational and humanitarian causes.