Joel E. Miller left a legacy of support for Rutgers soccer, football, and men’s basketball.
Joel E. Miller, a longtime supporter of Rutgers Athletics, especially the university’s men’s and women’s soccer programs, died on October 1, 2016, at the age of 75. He had served as a member of the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers since 2007 and was named an overseer emeritus in 2016. He was also a member of his Rutgers College class’s 50-year reunion campaign committee in 2013 and a former member of the Rutgers Alumni Association’s Alumni Council.
Miller RC’63, RBS’64 and his wife, Irene, gave generously to the men’s basketball program, the Stadium Expansion Fund, and the Intercollegiate Athletics Capital Fund. In 2012, Miller and his son Michael RC’91, who was a star soccer player at Rutgers, created the Miller Family Soccer Complex. The complex is home to training facilities for Rutgers’ men’s and women’s soccer programs. Joel Miller also supported the Miller Soccer Center in the Hale Center, which includes a film room, offices, and locker rooms for the men’s team.
A native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Miller graduated from Rutgers College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and received an M.B.A. from Rutgers Business School.
He began his career in the financial industry as an accountant at Arthur Andersen & Co. From 1974 to 1977, Miller headed the firm’s Latin American Capital Markets practice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1991, he cofounded Miller Tabak Roberts Securities. The company was later acquired by GMP Capital, and Miller served as vice chair of GMP Securities until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, their three sons, and their families.