Celebrating Utah's Philanthropists

Each November since 1999, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter (formerly Utah Society of Fund Raisers), Utah Nonprofits Association, and UServeUtah have celebrated Utah's outstanding philanthropists and volunteer leaders at the annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon.

In its first year, Utah Philanthropy Day recognized some very prestigious members of our community such as Jon and Karen Huntsman, Sr., Harris and Amanda Simmons and the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation. It was an honor to celebrate these fine individuals and organizations, and to continue to do so each year, carrying out the tradition of recognizing the ultimate in compassion brought forth in our community.

Seven prestigious awards along with the Heart & Hands Award honor the various components of the critical nexus between visionary, supportive philanthropy and thriving, creative nonprofit organizations that respond to community concerns and the need for change.

pdfPhilanthropy - Why It Matters and Why We Celebrate It


2020 Utah Philanthropy Day Committee

Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Chair
James and Andrea Clarke,
Past Co-chairs, Clarke Capital
Jeanette Bennett,
 Chair Elect, Utah Valley Magazine
Angelina Kendzior, Event Coordinator 
Amberlie Phillips, Pathway Associates
Jennifer Ellsworth, Engage Now Africa

Host Organizations

Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA)

Kate Rubalcava, CEO, Utah Nonprofits Association
Mara Haight, UNA Board Member
Brandy Strand, Director of Community Relationships, Utah Nonprofits Association


LaDawn Stoddard, Director, UServeUtah
Mike Moon
, Associate Director, UServeUtah

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter (AFP)

Jessica Strike, Partnerships Chair, Natural History Museum of Utah
Lindsay Nelson, Director of Development, David Eccles School of Business



Utah Philanthropy Day Photos