Philanthropy Day Announces 2018 Award Honorees Philanthropy Day Announces 2018 Award Honorees
       Philanthropy Day Announces 2018 Award Honorees

Salt Lake City–The Utah Philanthropy Day Steering Committee, chaired by Heather Kahlert of the Kahlert Foundation with honorary chair Geralyn Dreyfous, is excited to announce the 2018 Utah Philanthropy Day honorees. Utah Philanthropy Day is hosted collaboratively by the Utah Nonprofits Association, Association for Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter, and UServeUtah.

Utah Philanthropy Day merges two audiences that go hand-in-hand: philanthropy and volunteerism. Each year, over 800 people gather to celebrate the seven prestigious Utah Philanthropy Day Awards honoring people who support and serve Utah’s nonprofit community. This collaborative recognition event takes place through a partnership between Utah’s nonprofit, business, and government organizations. This year’s luncheon event will be held on November 15, 2018 at the Salt Palace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2018 Honorees

Philanthropic Leadership Honorees: Alan & Jeanne Hall, nominated by Kathleen Bideaux of Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis

Corporate Spirit of Giving Honoree: Mark Miller Subaru, nominated by Cathleen Sparrow of Volunteers of America, Utah

Foundation Spirit of Giving Honoree: Semnani Family Foundation, nominated by Jeanie Ashby of Maliheh Free Clinic

Outstanding Young Volunteer Honoree: Lucas Horns, nominated by Adam Sklute of Ballet West

Outstanding Volunteer Honoree: Lynnie Zimmerli, nominated by Carrie Romano of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area

Governor’s Career Humanitarian Leadership Honoree: David James, nominated by Brent Severe of Granite Education Foundation

Lt. Governor’s Public Service Honoree: Mayor Cherie Wood, nominated by Lindsey Edwards of United Way

The giving spirit of the honorees serves as an inspiration to other individuals and organizations throughout the state. Utah Philanthropy Day also provides Utah community organizations the opportunity to honor an individual or couple with a Heart & Hands Award. This award acknowledges those people who make significant contributions through volunteer or philanthropic service. Each Heart & Hands Award honoree will receive a pin, a certificate, and be specially recognized during the Utah Philanthropy Day luncheon.

For information about attending the Utah Philanthropy Day event or nominating Hearts & Hands Award recipients, visit Nominations for Hearts & Hands Awards will close on October 15, 2018.

2018 Steering Committee

Committee Members:

Chair: Heather Kahlert, The Kahlert Foundation

Honorary Chair: Geralyn Dreyfous

Chairs Elect: James & Andrea Clarke, Clarke Capital Partners

Immediate Past Chair: Mike Washburn, Thanksgiving Point

Dhiraj Chand, University of Utah

Jennifer Schreiter, Utah Philanthropy Day Event Coordinator

Doug Fabrizio, Master of Ceremonies

Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) Representatives:

Kate Rubalcava, CEO, UNA

Laura Hadley, Board Member, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Jill Bennett, Professional Development and Communications Director, UNA

UServeUtah Representatives:

LaDawn Stoddard, Executive Director

Sara Dorsey, Outreach Coordinator

AFP Utah Representatives:

Wendy Loyning, President, Red Butte Garden

Jessica Strike, Partnerships Chair, Natural History Museum of Utah