The Jacquelyn H. Miller Endowment is a fund established in memory of a past president of Michigan AEYC, and founder of The Discovery Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Throughout her professional life, Jacki was an advocate for children and for the people who care for them. Her commitment to excellence, in her own child care center as well as her leadership of Michigan AEYC, was and continues to be an inspiration to many. Through the endowment Michigan AEYC provides recognition and encouragement for excellence and innovation in early childhood education. Each year, the MiAEYC Governing Board will distribute funds, generated from Endowment income based on the recommendation of an Endowment Committee appointed by the MiAEYC President.
The Jacquelyn H. Miller Endowment awards grants selected from proposals from members of Michigan AEYC (individuals or groups) for projects which focus on one of two general areas which were of particular interest to Jacki: Children and the Arts and Play Environments for Young Children.