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Kettering College Receives $431,000 Gift

By Mindy Claggett
Photo by Colin Gatland

Attorney Dennis Hanaghan (center) delivers the “gift” to Charles Scriven and Frank Perez, Kettering Adventist HealthCare CEO.

Kettering College of Medical Arts (KCMA) in Kettering, Ohio, received a bequest of nearly $431,000 from the late Eva Miller, making her total donations during the past 12 years nearly $1 million. Miller passed away last year at the age of 99.

The gift is the third largest individual donation in the 43-year history of the college. Half of the funds will benefit the Eva Miller Nursing Scholarship. The remainder will contribute to the school’s annual fund and to ongoing KCMA renovations. Miller’s previous donations helped create a new chemistry lab in KCMA’s Boonshoft Center for Medical Sciences, and contributed to scholarships and the annual fund.

“Eva Miller was a nurse at Kettering hospital from the start. She had a great loyalty to nursing, and to the hospital and college,” reports Charles Scriven, EdD, Kettering College president.

David McElwee, director of major and planned gifts for the Kettering Medical Center Foundation, which also raises monetary support for KCMA, adds, “Knowing that she was among the very first nurses at Kettering Medical Center made it even more compelling to recognize and celebrate her career and generosity.”