Honoring Nonprofit Leaders in Utah

UNA's Nonprofit Leader Awards recognize the incredible individuals who devote their time and careers to the nonprofit sector. These leaders bring selflessness, dedication, and of course, unrivaled passion to caring for Utah's people, cultures, communities, animals, and environment.

UNA is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader and Emerging Nonprofit Leader awards. Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2022. Please submit your nomination through the link below. 

Submit Your Nonprofit Leader Nomination


Past Nonprofit Leader Award Winners

UNA Nonprofit Leader Award Winners and their associated organization at time of award recognition:

Hope Zitting-Goeckeritz smiling and holding a crystal award.

2021 Emerging Nonprofit Leader
Hope Zitting-Goeckeritz, VOTERISE
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Kristen Mitchell, Youth Futures smiling and holding a crystal award.

2021 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader
Kristen Mitchell, Youth Futures
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Krista Useche of The Family Place smiling at the camera while holding a crystal award

2020 Emerging Nonprofit Leader
Krista Useche, The Family Place
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Jennifer Nuttall of Neighborhood House smiling and holding a crystal award

2020 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader
Jennifer Nuttall, Neighborhood House
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Jennie Noren Web

2019 Emerging Nonprofit Leader
Jennie Noren, Mountain West Mother's Milk Bank
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Linda C. Smith, Repertory Dance Theatre smiling at camera holding a crystal award

2019 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader
Linda C. Smith, Repertory Dance Theatre
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Andrea Himoff smiling and holding a crystal award

2018 Emerging Nonprofit Leader
Andrea Himoff, Action Utah
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Heather Chase Web

2018 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader
Heather Chase, The Haven
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 2017 Emerging Nonprofit Leader
Kim Correa, The Inn Between

2017 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader
Eric Bjorklund, Utah Youth Village







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