Gilbert Miller

Board Chair, Bradley-Turner Foundation; Trustee, Beloco Foundation

Gilbert Miller serves as the Board Chair of the Bradley-Turner Foundation, a 5th generation place-based family foundation headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. He has also been involved with the work of the Beloco Foundation for over two decades, formally joining as a trustee in 2000. The grandson and great-great grandson of the founders of Beloco and Bradley-Turner respectively, Gilbert has prioritized defining the foundations’ missions and strengthening governance.  

He is a trustee of W.C. Bradley Company, Epworth-by-the-Sea, The Nature Conservancy of Florida, and Andrew College. Gilbert is also a past board chair of Philanthropy Southeast. While not in the boardroom, Gilbert manages Imik Properties and Johami Development, two small commercial real estate investment groups. During December, he also oversees Kimi Farms Christmas Trees, a 40-year-old family business. 

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Gilbert continues to be involved at his alma mater, serving as the immediate past chair of the Dean’s Council of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, Jamee, currently make their home in Sanford, Florida, with their two sons, William and Benjamin, and their daughter, Juliette.


Board Chair Peer Network: Finding Peers in Transition

Posted on August 11, 2021 by Jaimie Mayer, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Gilbert Miller, Katherine Lorenz

Managing transitions is challenging, but support and insight from peers can help as you navigate times of change. Join Nick Tedesco for opening comments about working through transitions together. Then, spend time in small groups with others who are going through similar shifts including changes to mission, changing program and program strategy areas, geographic family dispersion, and influx of assets… Read More

Board Chair Peer Network: Inaugural Meeting

Posted on February 12, 2021 by Jaimie Mayer, Gilbert Miller, Katherine Lorenz

For family foundations of any shape or size, the chair position can be one of great possibility, joy, and sometimes consternation! Come together for community, learning, and to share challenges and inspiration. In the inaugural meeting of this Peer Network, we will spend time connecting with peers in small breakouts, discussing joys, solutions, and challenges in large group discussion, and… Read More

Pride of Place: Sustaining a Family’s Commitment to Community

Posted on March 14, 2019 by Virginia M. Esposito, Gilbert Miller, Kelly Chopus

What does it mean to have “pride of place”? How do giving families retain their commitment to the founding region or community where their philanthropic resources were first created? How can family foundations and funds accommodate increasingly disparate personal interests among those serving on the board while staying true to the original geographic focus of the donor family? These questions… Read More

Cultivating A Healthy Family Culture

Posted on August 9, 2018 by Gilbert Miller, Jamie Forbes, Kelly D. Nowlin

The health of a family is often defined by its culture. Creating connections, positive relationships, and a lifetime of closeness takes ongoing effort and reflection. The Andrus and Forbes families have for many years been thoughtful about traditions, systems, cycles, and family governance. Learn more about their stories in our recent Passages Issue Brief, “Family Culture: Creating a Resilient Family… Read More