Press Releases

Stephen Wise Temple and Schools Break Ground on Aaron Milken Center
November 13, 2022
With the guidance and vision of Lowell Milken and the generous support of the Lowell Milken Family Foundation, the Aaron Milken Center at Wise temple and School has broken ground on building its state-of-the-art facility.

Lowell Milken Surprises Math Teacher Tiffany Miera with 2022 CO Milken Educator Award
October 11, 2022
On October 11th, 2022, at Needham Elementary in Durango, CO, Milken Educator Awards Founder Lowell Milken presented fifth grade teacher Tiffany Miera with a 2022 Milken Educator Award in front of her entire school in a surprise announcement.

2022 Discovery Award Grand Prize Announced at Lowell Milken Center 15th Anniversary
October 05, 2022
On September 12th, 2022, Gracie Conrad of Loup County, Nebraska, learned that she was awarded the Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award $6,000 grand prize for highlighting 
Betty Goudsmit-Oudkerk, who, as a teen, saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust.

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Lowell Milken Reflects on 40th Anniversary of the Milken Family Foundation
January 28, 2022

NIET 2020 Chairman's Letter: Lowell Milken on 20 Years of Educator Excellence
December 03, 2020
2020 marks 20 years of advancing the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching’s mission of building educator excellence to give all students the opportunity for success.

Interview with 2020 ArtEffect Project Grand Prize Winner: Charles Rounds III
May 29, 2020
Charles Rounds III, a senior at Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex in Jackson, Mississippi, won the $6,000 grand prize in the ArtEffect Project, a student art competition sponsored by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes. Charles’s “Saved by Science” depicts Dr. Eugene Lazowski, who saved thousands of Polish Jews during World War II by injecting them with a harmless bacteria that caused them to test positive for typhus. We spoke with Charles about his winning work, making art during the COVID-19 pandemic and how he plans to use his artistic talents to revitalize his community.

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