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Honoring individuals who have improved their communities through public service over more than 5 years of continuous commitment.

Nominations for the 2024 awards are now closed. We welcome you to honor outstanding community members with the Heart & Hands Award. Nominations for this accolade are open through September 1, 2024 while space lasts.


Public Service is defined as promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes. The Lieutenant Governor’s Public Service Award honors an individual who has improved their community through public service. Minimum qualifications are 5 years of continuous or near continuous service. This can include serving in a public service role (professional or volunteer capacity) as well as advocacy efforts, awareness campaigns, and community organizing and activism.

Submissions will not be evaluated based on grammar or spelling.

Utah Philanthropy Day recognizes that Utah’s diverse and multicultural communities are a vital part of the philanthropic community. As such, translation services will be available as needed at the 2024 celebration. We are committed to hosting an inclusive event, and encourage organizations to nominate individuals of all language abilities.

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  • Halima Hussein, 2023
  • Mayor Jeff Silvestrini, 2022
  • Natalie Gochnour, 2021
  • Rebecca Chavez-Houck, 2020
  • Jensie Anderson, 2019
  • Mayor Cherie Wood, 2018
  • Harold Shirley, 2017
  • Mayor Ben McAdams, 2016
  • Debra J. Frank, 2015

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