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Recognizing an outstanding young person who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to philanthropy and volunteerism.

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


This award recognizes an outstanding individual, 30 years of age or younger, who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to the promotion of philanthropy and/or volunteerism through their service in the community. This commitment is demonstrated specifically through sustained activity over a period of time. The individual acts as a role model in the community and generates interest in volunteerism in others.

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.

If you need this nomination form translated into a language other than English or Spanish, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Angel Balladares, 2023
  • Andelin Mbaki, 2022
  • Natalie Green, 2021
  • Janet Tran, 2020
  • Ben Amiel, 2019
  • Lucas Horns, 2018
  • Angie Gamarra, 2017
  • Elizabeth Gamarra, 2016
  • Armani McFarland, 2015
  • Evelyn Salazar, 2014
  • Hailey Daniels, 2013
  • Austin Michael Dennis, 2012
  • Teah Caine, 2011
  • Justin Jarman, 2010
  • Alexandra Parvaz, 2009
  • Jimena Arellano and Cara Cerise, 2008
  • Alex Bowcut, 2007
  • Kayla Smith, 2006
  • Victoria Kochanck, 2005
  • Sarah Ashburn, 2004
  • Mercedes Flores, 2003
  • Jaime Weinstein, 2002
  • Temina Lawley, 2001
  • Jami Palmer, 2000
  • Ryan Tripp, 1999

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