Mary Millben

Mary Millben is thrilled to perform for the 2017 ICE Foundation Red, White, & Blue Gala. A native Oklahoman, this versatile soprano has performed at The White House, the United States Congress, Off-Broadway, for Major League Baseball, the XLIII Superbowl Halftime Show with Bruce Springsteen, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to name a few.  Mary has also performed for President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz, Canadian business magnate Jim Pattison, and performed the National Anthem for the 58th Presidential Inauguration Victory Celebration of President Donald Trump.

Mary joins us on the heels of the worldwide release of her highly anticipated debut single “Grace Will Lead Me Home.” The stirring hymn was exclusively premiered on BET’s inspirational ‘A Joyful Noise’ program April 9th, 2017 - marking Mary’s national TV debut. “Grace” is the closing song in the new film “The Meanest Man in Texas,” directed by Justin Ward, and produced by Brad Wilson and Casey Bond.  Premiering in film festivals all over the United States, the film has garnered over 40 awards and nominations. In addition, Mary’s second single, “Faith in Love,” released worldwide this past August. Both singles are available on all leading digital platforms.

Recently, Mary was the featured artist for the 2017 ICE Foundation Gala, the 2017 Blue Dream Gala, and the 2017 AHEPA Gala supporting the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at The World Trade Center Ground Zero. Mary was the featured soloist for the 2016 Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture Opening gala for donors, the 2016 Rio/U.S. Olympic Announcement Ceremony for USA Team Fencing, and made her New York debut at the Westchester Broadway Theatre starring in Ray Roderick’s Gershwin musical ‘S Wonderful.  Mary has headlined solo concerts at popular New York venues including J Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, The City Winery, The Cutting Room, and featured at the Iridium

A former White House intern and White House Presidential Appointee to President George W. Bush, Mary is a Global Ambassador for Education Africa, a National Spokesman for American Federation for Children, and a board member of ScholarVets.  Mary strives most to be known for her faith in God, love for family, and advocacy for veterans, military families, and children. Mary shares her journey with Johnny President, a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the U.S. Intelligence community for 20+ years.

Effective December 31, 2018, the Board of the ICE Foundation recently voted to officially close down the foundation and cease all operations.  However, an entirely new and separate organization, the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council, has been created and will take up many of the positive legacy programs of the former ICE Foundation.  The Homeland Security Philanthropy Council will be similar to the ICE Foundation but will assume a broader remit to assist law enforcement agencies within the Department of Homeland Security. ICE Foundation Executive Director James Barchiesi and several ICE Foundation Board members will help with the transition and continue their philanthropic efforts by supporting the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council.  However, it is important to clarify that the ICE Foundation will sunset at the end of 2018 and that the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council will be a new entity without any official connection to the former ICE Foundation. The ICE Foundation Board members would like to sincerely thank the many generous supporters of the ICE Foundation who have assisted our efforts over the years to support the ICE mission and the men and women of ICE and their families.

For further information about the Homeland Security Philanthropy Council please see their website