Miller Foundation Announces New President

Miller Foundation New President | Darik Simpson

Miller Foundation Announces New President

LONG BEACH, CA (Oct. 14, 2019) The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation is a non-profit grantmaking organization dedicated to treating the concept of the “whole child.” After a 6-month executive search, the Miller Foundation’s Board of Trustees is excited to announce its selection of Darick J. Simpson as its fifth president. Simpson succeeds long-term president, Walter M. Florie, Jr., who is retiring after serving 28 years at the Miller Foundation.

A resident of Long Beach, Darick Simpson is a recognized leader in the community. Mr. Simpson joins the Miller Foundation after serving as the executive director of the Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) for the past 13 years. Under his leadership, LBCAP grew from a staff of 24 people and a $1.3 million budget to a staff of 80 and a $10 million budget. Today, LBCAP is a leading non-profit in assisting individuals and families strive for self-sustainability. Additionally, Mr. Simpson serves on various national, state, and regional boards including the PBS SoCal Advisory Board and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) Commission.

“It’s been a long road, but after a lot of hard work and an extensive search the board of trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Darick Simpson as our next President. Darick brings an outstanding skill set and years of experience working in the City of Long Beach. His experience in working with our low income and under resourced communities makes him well suited for this position,” said Ron Arias, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

“I am honored and very excited to become the next President of the Miller Foundation! This is truly an excellent opportunity to leverage my strengths and passion in service of a greater good in our community,” says Mr. Simpson. “I look forward to collaborating with community leaders at every level of the public, private and non-profit sectors as we work to address the vital conditions of health and well-being of children in need!”

Darick Simpson holds a B.A. degree in Communications from the University of Alabama and a M.A. degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

About the foundation: Since its inception in 1967, The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation has committed over 65 million dollars to over 125 Long Beach organizations to support and nurture the children of our community.

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