In ways both large and small, Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Kyle J. Milliken '98 demonstrated throughout his life what it means to be a person for and with others. In 2018 he was posthumously awarded the Magis Award, Cheverus High School’s highest honor. Kyle’s service and ultimate sacrifice will always be remembered by his class, his team, his school, his town, and his country.
To honor Kyle's legacy, a scholarship fund has been established in his name to support Cheverus hallmarks of leadership and life-changing opportunities for students. In addition, the Cheverus outdoor track will be named in his honor. To make a gift to the Kyle J. Milliken '98 Memorial Scholarship at Cheverus High School, please scroll down for instructions.
A devoted father, husband, son, brother, comrade-in-arms, and friend, Kyle J. Milliken '98 had a contagious passion for life. His sharp wit and magnetic personality made lasting impressions on everyone he met at Cheverus and throughout his life.
At Cheverus, Kyle was a dedicated student and an impressive athlete. He helped the cross country team win the 1998 state championship and was a member of the Stag relay team that set a state record in the 4x400 relay that same year. His track career continued at the University of Connecticut, where he graduated in 2002.
Kyle was a highly decorated combat veteran who served 10 deployments during his 15-year military career as a Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL). He died May 5, 2017 in East Africa of wounds sustained during combat operations.
For his heroic actions in combat, Kyle was awarded the Silver Star Medal. Additional awards include Bronze Star Medal with Valor (5); Purple Heart Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; as well as numerous other awards, medals, personal, and unit decorations.
Grounded by his faith, Kyle's presence built community. He was a born leader who inspired those around him to achieve greatness.
Photos courtesy of Erin Milliken.
Ways to Give
To support the Kyle J. Milliken '98 Memorial Scholarship at Cheverus, fill out the secure gift form below or expand each gift option to learn about other ways of giving. Feel free to contact Elizabeth Woodcock, Director of Leadership and Annual Giving, at (207) 774-6238 ext. 183 with any questions you may have. Cheverus is a registered 501(c)(3) organization of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts to Cheverus constitute a deductible contribution as allowed by law. Thank you for honoring Kyle's legacy and supporting today's Cheverus students through your gift.
Please make checks payable to Cheverus High School, 267 Ocean Avenue, Portland, ME 04103. Please indicate your gift is for the Kyle Milliken '98 Memorial Fund in the memo line on your check.
Scroll down this page to make your gift securely online or call Elizabeth Woodcock, Leadership Giving Officer, at 207-774-6238 ext. 183. Please do not email or fax your credit card information. For your safety, all credit card information is managed by a secure third party administrator and is not kept on file at Cheverus.
Gifts of stock or mutual fund shares offer an easy and tax efficient way to make an impactful gift to Cheverus. For transfer instructions or to notify us of an incoming gift of securities, contact Elizabeth Woodcock, Leadership Gifts Officer, at (207) 774-6238 ext. 183. Please be sure to include the donor name and to indicate that the gift is intended for the Kyle Milliken '98 Memorial Fund with your transfer.