Cheryl Miller Flamini '87 was a teenager with a motto: "You only live once — but if you live right, once is enough." The vivacious lacrosse player and finance and accounting student — and eventual CPA — lived that motto during her years at Lehigh and beyond. "Every day with my sister," says Michele "Missy" Miller '85, who was also her teammate, "was an adventure." Their time at Lehigh was an adventure the sisters never would have shared if not for the generosity of scholarship donors who made it possible.
After Cheryl passed away in 2013, her husband brought the idea of creating a named scholarship fund in Cheryl's name to Missy. It was the perfect way to not only honor Cheryl's spirit, but to put the Miller sisters' immense gratitude as scholarship recipients themselves into tangible action. "A scholarship fund is a more directed way" to pay it forward, says Missy, and Grin and Win, the annual fundraiser that supports the endowment, is an opportunity to build community and celebrate Cheryl's zest for life.