Hilton Foundation mourns loss of Hilton Prize Director Judy M. Miller
Philanthropist and activist Judy M. Miller, passed away on February 8, 2016 at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes.
was known throughout the nonprofit community as a tireless advocate for vulnerable and disadvantaged people around the world.
She served as Vice President and Director of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize for 18 years, after a remarkable four-decade career in communications and marketing.
"Judy was a beloved member of our Foundation family and will be greatly missed," said Peter Laugharn, President and CEO at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Prior to her
work at the Foundation, Judy
led campaigns in advertising, public relations, politics, and government affairs for corporations, foundations and government agencies.
was a pioneering advocate for women's rights.
In 1975, she
became the first woman executive in a major Japanese corporation (Suntory) and in 1981 was the first woman to work openly with men within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Ministry of Information).
later represented the King Faisal Foundation International Prizes presented annually in Riyadh.
was passionate about her
work and was recognized with several awards for her
efforts to improve the lives of women and girls in particular.
is preceded in death by her husband, Locke Miller who passed away in 1980.
Judy is survived by her brother, Richard; her three daughters, Cathey, Cara and Colleen; and five grandchildren.
Philanthropist and activist Judy M. Miller, passed away on February 8, 2016 at her...