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Why I Give: Bob Mills ’64

As a student at Elmhurst, I learned to be the best I could be, go the extra mile and help others along the way. My professors and coaches, especially Pete Langhorst (the legendary coach and athletic director), inspired me and taught me leadership skills that have shaped my life.

Now I’m sharing those lessons with Elmhurst students. My passion is our football program, so every week during the season I give an inspirational talk to the team about doing their best and believing in themselves. In addition to making annual contributions, I donated an 8,000-pound boulder for the football field to remind the team that working together gives us rock-solid strength. I also presented the College a bronze plaque inscribed with a poem I wrote about believing.

I hope that I will always be in a position to support students and athletes at Elmhurst in their quest for excellence.

Bob Mills is a senior sales associate with the Home Discovery Team of Koenig & Strey, an Elmhurst-based real estate office. A member of the President’s Society at the College, he is an active donor and campus volunteer.

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