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Utah's Gail Miller to receive same congressional award as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Mariah Carey

Utah's Gail Miller to receive same congressional award as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Mariah Carey

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SALT LAKE CITY — Humanitarian leader and businesswoman Gail Miller will be honored with a congressional award for setting an example for youth and expanding opportunities for Americans.

The Horizon Award, presented by the Congressional Award Foundation, is meant to recognize people from the private sector who have "set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life. These recipients have truly forged ahead, establishing noble horizons to which our youth can aspire," according to the foundation's website.

Previous recipients include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Tom Selleck, Mariah Carey and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others.

Miller will receive the award June 20 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the foundation said Monday.

"Gail embodies the spirit of this award by demonstrating thought for others in her decision-making and using her influence to shape communities for the better," said Paxton K. Baker, chairman of the Congressional Award National Board of Directors. "Gail’s story is about finding true individuality, and her life’s work serves as an extraordinary example for our nation’s youth, particularly young women."

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Miller owns the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies and serves as the chairwoman of the board of directors of Larry H. Miller Management Corporation. She also presides over the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation and the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, which support charitable, educational and humanitarian causes.

"The success and the money and the worldly things that we have are not where I count my wealth. My wealth is counted in relationships, being able to provide jobs for people where they can support their family and live good lives. Those are the things that really drove us," Miller told the Deseret News last year.

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