Realizing Human Potential
Founded in 1982 by Michael and Lowell Milken, the Milken Family Foundation’s core inspiration is to unlock the power of human potential. The mission—to empower people to help themselves and those around them live productive, satisfying lives—has directed our efforts for three decades and continues to be our guiding principle.
Psalms and Canticles: Jewish Choral Art in America
The Milken Archive of Jewish Music presents Volume 18. Devoted to the exploration of secular Jewish Choral art in America, the volume includes work by Lazar Weiner, Leonard Bernstein, Philip Glass and many others.
Listen to samples, read the history and see the videos at The Milken Archive >>
Celebrating, Elevating and Activating our Nation's Educators
Every year, the Milken Family Foundation rewards America's most effective educators with the surprise of a lifetime when they are publically honored with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award—one of education's most prestigious recognitions!
Learn more about the Milken Educator Awards >>
We're Making News!
Whether spotlighting educators or inspiring innovators, the Milken Family Foundation is making headlines. Leveraging the power of the media to help individuals impact multitudes, we strive to shine the spotlight on people who are already making a difference and have a lot to offer a greater audience.
Read stories, view photos and watch videos in our Newsroom >>
Effective Education Reform in a Global Economy
How Can Teacher Evaluation Systems Support Pathways to Improvement?
Stephanie Hawkins Named Final 2012–13 Milken Educator
Stephanie Hawkins was surprised with the final Milken Educator Award of 2012–13 Dr. Jane Foley (IN '94). What did Stephanie tell her students in front of this special assembly? Watch the video to find out.