May 6, 2018 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of our founder, Ellison Miles. The past century has been filled with great accomplishments and recognition for Mr. Miles – as a decorated WWII pilot, a trailblazing oil and gas entrepreneur, and a precedent-setting Texas philanthropist. To honor Mr. Miles and his history, The Miles Foundation launched a rebrand of our organization in May 2018. In introducing our new brand, we hope to honor a century of Mr. Miles’ legacy and leadership, and launch the Foundation’s vision for the next 100 years.
Our new logo represents two roads converging on the horizon. The top road signifies Mr. Miles’ legacy, history, and leadership – a constant guiding path that drives the foundation’s mission, work, and values. It sits on the skyline, signifying Mr. Miles’ investment in education as the key to a brighter future — and his belief in education as a catalyst to unlocking potential for anyone dedicated to working hard enough for a better life.
The second road is the Foundation's future vision and direction for the next 100 years. As the Miles Foundation team moves forward to continue to learn, partner, and innovate – we constantly fuse new ideas and opportunities with the core principles, values, and priorities that embody the spirit of Mr. Miles. In this way, our “new” pathway forward incorporates both our future and our past. We are guided by Mr. Miles’ legacy and seek to honor him in everything that we do — this year, next year, and 100 years from today.
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