About the Anna Miller Foundation

Anna Miller was a fun-loving and generous 22 year-old whose life changed dramatically when she was diagnosed with stage 4 sarcoma. After a short but brave battle, Anna passed away on January 31, 2017. Anna always emphasized the importance of kindness and created unforgettable moments for the people she interacted with each day. As a result, friends of Anna have come together to create the Anna Miller Foundation, with the goal of continuing to spread the happiness and love that she so gracefully shared with the world.

Meet the Team

Micki Blassage

Founding Member

Micki was born and raised in Rockford and is currently a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse at Javon Bae Mercy Health Hospital. She attended both Boylan Central Catholic High School and Illinois State University with Anna.

Allison Corcoran

Founding Member

Allison was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois and attended Boylan Catholic Central High School. She currently is an Adult Intensive Care nurse at Javon Bae Mercy Health Hospital.

Justin Shumaker

Founding Member

Justin is a Commercial Risk Management Consultant working for Gallagher and lives in Rockford. He is Chief Finance Officer and is instrumental in the fundraising and success of the annual golf outing.

Liz Schaer

Founding Member

Liz lives in Rockford and received a BFA in graphic design from Iowa State University. She is the designer, content developer & social media manager for AMF.

Bizzy Didier

Volunteer Coordinator

Bizzy was born and raised in Rockford and is currently studying Occupational Therapy at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI.

Nick Pesavento

Board Member

Nick is an associate in the Tax Department of Winston & Strawn LLP’s Chicago office. He received a J.D., summa cum laude, from University of Illinois College of Law and lives in Chicago with his wife.

Ben Eckburg

Board Member

Jenny Hurley

Web Developer

Jenny is the web developer and manager for AMF and also assists with design. She works at Digital Hive Mind and lives in Rockford. Jenny received a BFA in Graphic Design from Iowa State University.