Tocqueville Luncheon

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Leadership Giving Director
Women’s Leadership Council/Tocqueville Society

Serving as Chair of the Tocqueville Society, Ron Jibson, Chairman, President, and CEO of Questar Corporation, is leading an effort to reimagine this donor network. A newly formed committee has established a goal to create events and exclusive outlets for members that encourage greater investment and a stronger affinity to the goals and mission of United Way. These events are also intended to appeal to prospects and members and create a place where everyone can network, socialize, and see their investment in action—literally changing the odds for children and families in our community!

ZY 3As a way to kick-off the effort to reimagine Tocqueville Society, Tom Love, Sean Slatter, and Ron Jibson recently held luncheons for Tocqueville Society members.  The luncheons were an invaluable opportunity for members to gather in a small intimate setting to get to know one another and give feedback on how best to increase engagement of members of this network.

A big thank you to Sean and Ron for hosting at ZY Restaurant and Alta Club! We’d also like to thank Tocqueville members who attended and gave us feedback.  We are looking forward to a great year of opportunities tailored to fit the needs, interests and availability for members of Tocqueville.

Alta 2   ZYTocqueville Society is comprised of philanthropists who demonstrate extraordinary generosity by investing $10,000 or more annually. These caring individuals make an outstanding commitment to improving the quality of life in our community. To learn more about Tocqueville Society or any of our other donor networks, please contact Shannon Harmon, Leadership Giving Director at shannon@uw.org, or 801-736-7704.

Sign up for Summer of Service 2013!

Chelsea Nelsonby Chelsea Nelson
Interactive Communications Director

It’s Almost Time for Summer of Service 2013!

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and yes, boredom is already setting in! But, we can help! United Way 2-1-1 Volunteer Center invites kids in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties ages 5 – 18 to get up, get out, and make a difference this summer by signing up to volunteer for an excellent Summer of Service!

Summer of Service participants volunteer for an organization and/or organize their own project to earn bronze, silver, or gold level service hours and recognition.

Sign your kids or grandkids up today!

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Mark Your Calendar for these United Way
2-1-1 Summer of Service Volunteer Events

Kids Going Green
Bring your gardening gloves and help Granite Park Jr. High prepare its community garden space for local families to grow their own produce!
Tuesday, June 25
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Granite Park Jr. High | 3031 South 200 East

Kids Reaching Out
Help welcome refugee students and families to a new school and community by putting together welcome packets for new students and families at Woodrow Wilson Elementary.
Thursday, July 11
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School | 2567 South Main Street

Kids Helping Kids
Help Kearns Jr. High get ready for the new school year by helping spruce up the school grounds.
Tuesday, August 8
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kearns Jr. High School | 5305 South 4040 West

United Way 2-1-1 Summer of Service Recognition Event
Join us to celebrate and be recognized for your Summer of Service volunteer hours! Enjoy food, prizes, and fun!

Thursday, September 19, 2013
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Dinner and Program at 5:30 p.m.
Boondocks Fun Center | 75 East Southfork Drive, Sandy

Please see our website for details on gold, silver, and
bronze volunteer hours and Boondocks fun packages.

Thank you to our generous Summer of Service sponsor

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Celebration of Service 2013 was a Great Success!

Chelsea Nelsonby Chelsea Nelson
Interactive Communications Director

Yesterday, United Way of Salt Lake held its annual Celebration of Service event at the Little America Hotel. Over 650 guests attended to honor outstanding individuals and organizations with UWLS’s highest awards for their unwavering commitment to our community. United Way of Salt Lake also presented its Annual Report to the Community, which you can download HERE >>.

The honorees of the 2013 Celebration of Service awards are committed to working with United Way of Salt Lake to solve our communities’ toughest challenges. They engage their will, expertise, and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community for us all. These individuals and organizations multiply the impact United Way of Salt Lake has on our community. They are dedicated to working with us to fulfill our promise to change the odds so all children and families, regardless of their circumstances, have the same chance to succeed in school and life. Thanks to their efforts, we are creating lasting changes that are positively impacting lives today and for generations to come.

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Celebration of Service honorees are as follows:

Promise Partner of the Year: Granite School District

Volunteer of the Year: Cecelia H. Foxley, Ph.D.

Corporate Partner of the Year: Savage

President’s Award for Excellence: President Wayne Niederhauser and Senator Todd Weiler, Utah State Senate

Compassionate Leader of the Year: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

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For those who have been watching our blog posts about the BMW finalists, you will be happy to hear that we have a winner! Each finalists was given a key to try in the new BMW and the key that was able to START the car won! Congratulations to Connie Cruz from Management Training Company on her one-year lease on a BMW 3 Series, courtesy of BMW of Murray, and a free year of gas, courtesy of Tesoro! Thank you to BMW of Murray and Tesoro for this awesome giveaway.

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Please take a moment to view the Granite Pre-K video shown at the event.

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 Also, a big thank you to our sponsors and staff,
who made Celebration of Service possible.

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LIVE UNITED!

Celebration of Service 2013 Honorees!

Chelsea Nelsonby Chelsea Nelson
Interactive Communications Director

Celebration of Service is United Way of Salt Lake’s annual event to honor outstanding individuals and organizations who demonstrate every day how they LIVE UNITED through their leadership and commitment to the community. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, May 15, in celebration!

The honorees of the 2013 Celebration of Service awards are committed to working with United Way of Salt Lake to solve our communities’ toughest challenges. They engage their will, passion, expertise, and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community for us all. These individuals and organizations multiply the impact that United Way of Salt Lake has on our community. They are dedicated to working with us to fulfill our promise to change the odds so that all children and families, regardless of their circumstances, have the same chance to succeed in school and life.

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Compassionate Leader of the Year: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

The Eccles Foundation was one of the first organizations to support United Way of Salt Lake in its Collective Impact work, making a $100,000 donation for Neighborhood Center pilot programs. This critical seed money helped establish the growth of United Way of Salt Lake’s work in neighborhoods and Neighborhood Centers. This past year, the Eccles Foundation demonstrated its commitment to improving the quality of life for all children and families in our community with a remarkable gift of $1 million to United Way of Salt Lake’s Changing the Odds Campaign.

President’s Award for Excellence: President Wayne Niederhauser and Senator Todd Weiler, Utah State Senate

To address the issues that affect us all, and to truly solve the complex problems that face our neighborhoods and communities, United Way of Salt Lake works closely with state leaders to influence public policies.  There is no greater example of that collaboration than the work led this past year by United Way of Salt Lake, Senate President Wayne Niederhauser and Senator Todd Weiler to strengthen our state’s 2-1-1 system. 2-1-1 is the state’s most comprehensive information and referral resource for health and human services.

Corporate Partner of the Year: Savage

As United Way of Salt Lake has developed Promise Partnerships and Neighborhood Centers, Savage has helped in ways that go beyond donations; with ideas, employee volunteers, and hands-on support. Savage is directly involved in United Way of Salt Lake’s Collective Impact work in Midvale. The members of the senior management team are key partners in the development of a Promise Partnership with Canyons School District and Midvale City. As a strategic partner, Savage offers collaboration and resources to help address tough community issues that affect families in Midvale.

Volunteer of the Year: Cecelia H. Foxley, Ph.D.

Cece believes in the work of United Way of Salt Lake and has been instrumental in helping develop new partnerships. She is a member of United Way of Salt Lake’s Changing the Odds Campaign Steering Committee. The Committee was charged with helping shape United Way of Salt Lake’s new message, develop strategies to reach new donors, and provide leadership and guidance to staff. Cece took her committee assignments very seriously and helped open new doors, forge new relationships, and strengthen existing relationships for United Way of Salt Lake with our state’s leading philanthropists. Cece shares United Way of Salt Lake’s vision for transforming lives and communities and has been successful at helping others catch our vision and be inspired by the possibilities of what can be accomplished together.

Promise Partner of the Year: Granite School District

Granite School District demonstrates the kind of partners and partnerships that will make a difference in the days and years ahead as United Way of Salt Lake works to create opportunities for children and families from cradle to career. Granite School District has committed to a joint approach to problem solving and shares United Way of Salt Lake’s vision for change.

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Honorees demonstrate how they LIVE UNITED through their partnership and collaboration, commitment, generosity, and innovation. Thanks to their efforts, we are creating lasting changes that are positively impacting lives today and for generations to come.

Congratulations to our 2013 winners! Thank you for all you do!

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The Young Leaders Annual Event is Coming Up!

Chelsea Nelsonby Chelsea Nelson
Interactive Communications Director

YL_updatedOne of our favorite events of the year is just around the corner! Join United Way of Salt Lake Young Leaders for a fantastic evening. Come learn how you can get involved with this enthusiastic group of young professionals.

You can be a part of creating lasting change in our community!

Enjoy great company, networking opportunities, and a private concert featuring the 80′s cover band, THE SPAZMATICS! Also, be entered to win fabulous prizes.

WHEN: Friday, April 12 | 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Depot | 13 North 400 West, Salt Lake City
TICKETS: $50 for individuals or $450 for a group of 10
Ticket purchase includes one opportunity drawing ticket to be
entered to win Red Butte concert tickets.

Please RSVP online by Monday, April 8th
RSVPProceeds benefit United Way of Salt Lake’s early education efforts.
Questions? Contact Rochelle David at rochelle@uw.org

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