Amanda Miles

Director of Philanthropy

Regions covered: Georgia


Amanda Miles joined the American Cancer Society in February of 2019. In her current role as Director of Philanthropy, she is responsible for the development and management of a major gifts portfolio across Georgia including past, current and prospective donors, volunteers, board members, corporate leaders, and foundations.

Prior to joining ACS, Amanda served as Director of Development at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She began her tenure at Emory in Health Sciences Annual Giving, executing solicitations on behalf of the Winship Cancer Institute and the School of Medicine. She later transitioned to Director of Development for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Clinical Programs and Hospitals, where she was responsible for working with 10 Departments across the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Emory Healthcare. In this role, Amanda developed and implemented strategies to identify, cultivate, and successfully solicit individuals, corporations and foundations for major gifts to support the Woodruff Health Sciences Center’s educational, research and patient care programs.

Preceding Emory, Amanda worked as the Grant Administrator for Georgia Power Charitable Giving, handling all Georgia Power Foundation grant requests. During her time at Georgia Power, Amanda served as President of PEER (young professionals) employee resource group and President of the Citizens of Georgia Power General Office Chapter (employee volunteer/service organization). Amanda took to heart the GPC motto “A Citizen Wherever We Serve.” Amanda was named the recipient of the Mamie K. Taylor award for outstanding service to her community - caring with compassion, giving with generosity, and serving with sincerity. Through her work with Citizens of Georgia Power, Amanda became familiar with the ACS Hope Lodge. Citizens members regularly volunteered at the Hope Lodge, cooking meals for the residents who were undergoing cancer treatment, playing the piano and decorating the dining room. It is fitting that in her current role with ACS, Amanda is focused on raising funds to support the imperative work of the Winn Dixie Hope Lodge.

Outside of the office, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Robert, and their two boxers, Layla and Cash. During downtime, Amanda’s hobbies include listening to music, podcasts, and reading. Amanda is a dedicated volunteer, giving her time to health and human services initiatives and animal rescues.

For information about making a donation to the American Cancer Society, call 404.949.6447.

To contact this Director of Philanthropy, please email amanda.miles@cancer.org.