Philanthropy Day Announces 2017 Award Honorees

19 September 2017 Published in News & Updates

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Philanthropy Day Announces 2017 Award Honorees

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Philanthropy Day Steering Committee, chaired by Mike Washburn of Thanksgiving Point with honorary chair Davis Smith of Cotopaxi, is excited to announce the 2017 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 16, 2017, at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, Utah.

2017 Honorees
Philanthropic Leadership Honorees: Fred and Anne-Marie Lampropoulos, nominated by Becky Harding of Junior Achievement of Utah
Corporate Spirit of Giving Honoree: Younique Products, nominated by Cynthia Gambill of Younique Foundation
Foundation Spirit of Giving Honoree: Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation, nominated by Andrew Swindle of The University of Utah School of Dentistry
Outstanding Young Volunteer Honoree: Angie Gamarra, nominated by Gordon Storrs of SLCC Manos Amigas
Outstanding Volunteer Honoree: Peeches Cederholm, nominated by Janet Frasier of Girl Scouts of Utah
Governor's Career Humanitarian Leadership Honoree: Darren Williams, nominated by Katherine Dupree of Even Stevens Sandwiches
Lt. Governor's Public Service Honoree: Harold Shirley, nominated by Emily Hepworth of Orchestra of Southern Utah


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 Heart & Hands Awards will close on October 15, 2017.

2017 Steering Committee
Committee Members:
Chair: Mike Washburn, Thanksgiving Point
Honorary Chair: Davis Smith, Cotopaxi
Chair Elect: Heather Kahlert, The Kahlert Foundation
Immediate Past Chair: Marsha Gilford, Smith’s Marketplace
Doug Elliott, Daniels Fund
Dhiraj Chand, Director, Corporate and Foundation Giving, University of Utah
Jennifer Schreiter, Benjen Associates LLC, Utah Philanthropy Day Administrative Coordinator

UNA Representatives:
Kate Rubalcava, CEO, Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA)
Jill Bennett, Professional Development & Communications Manager, Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA)
Laura Hadley, Board Member, Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA)

UServeUtah Representatives:
LaDawn Stoddard, Director, Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism (UServeUtah)
Kate Hulme, Outreach Coordinator, Utah Commission on Service & Volunteerism (UServeUtah)

AFP Utah Representatives:
Melissa Mathews, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Board President, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Utah Chapter
Robyn Payne, Rowland Hall, Board Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Utah Chapter
Joseph Dane, HawkWatch International, Board Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals, Utah Chapter

About UNA: The Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) works to unify, strengthen and elevate Utah’s nonprofit community through networking, professional development, public policy, and providing technical assistance. www.utahnonprofits.org

About Association of Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter: Since 1985, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter (AFP), formerly the Utah Society of Fund Raisers (USFR) has promoted high standards of ethics and professionalism among fundraisers, while providing outstanding continuing education, networking opportunities, and more. www.afputah.org

About UServeUtah, The Lieutenant Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism: UServeUtah is the state’s central coordinating body for service and volunteerism. The Commission is responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining a vision and culture of civic engagement and national and community service within the state. www.userve.utah.gov