Utah Philanthropy Day Announces 2018 Award Honorees

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 www.utahphilanthropyday.org. Nominations for Hearts & Hands Awards will close on October 15, 2018.