Gifts in Action
Each year, the Utah Valley University Awards of Excellence program recognizes exceptional employees. This year, Nilsen Septon, Associate Director of Development Services, received Development & Alumni's Divisional Award of Excellence. Read Article
Each year, the Utah Valley University Awards of Excellence program recognizes exceptional employees. This year, Nilsen Septon, Associate Director of Development Services, received Development & Alumni's Divisional Award of Excellence.
"Dreams really do come true," was the theme of this year's Elder Quest Spring Seminar where money was raised to fund an endowed scholarship. Students benefitting from the scholarship shared how they were able to achieve their dreams.
Going Beyond Borders holds a dinner and benefit auction once every year to raise money for worthy causes. Last year, the cause was funding a single parent scholarship at UVU.
The Appreciation Banquet is held once every year to thank donors for their generous contributions to UVU. This year's banquet, held on Thursday, March 19, shared remarkable stories from students and donors alike.
Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen went undercover in the recent season finale of "Undercover Boss." UVU's partnership with Pedersen and his company has launched one of the premier sales programs in the nation and enhanced the UVU Business Resource Center with the addition of the SMART Lab.
The beginning of February featured multiple scholarship luncheons in which donors to the Woodbury School of Business met with the students who received their scholarships. Luncheons such as these are organized by UVU Donor Relations and provide an opportunity for students to share with their generous benefactors how the scholarships have made a positive change in their lives.
Donors to Utah Valley University College of Science and Health scholarships met with the students they're helping to learn how their generosity has made a difference in these students' lives. Organized by UVU Donor Relations, scholarship luncheons such as this provide an opportunity for donors and recipients to become acquainted and share their stories.
A group of guests and legislators were invited to an event on Jan. 9 at Zions Bank in Salt Lake City, which showcased the extraordinary talents of UVU School of the Arts students. The Culinary Arts Institute treated guests to dinner while they enjoyed visual art and performances by School of the Arts students.
Recipients of the Utah Valley University Forgotten Carols scholarship were recognized at a Dec. 5 program, which included recognition of donors and a performance of the Forgotten Carols by Musician Michael McLean. McLean established the scholarship to help students who face financial struggle in finishing their education.
In May of 2006, Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton issued the terms of their unique challenge to UVSC. It inspired a culture of giving never before seen at the school, which resulted in $1 million of charitable contributions by December of the same year. In celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary last October, we take a look back and remember the Fulton Challenge.
Philanthropist and founder of the Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation and Utah's Woman Making a Difference, Barbara Barrington Jones received the Philanthropic Leadership Award at the 2014 Utah Philanthropy Day. Read more about Barbara's philanthropy.
The UVU and Vivint SMART Lab, the only lab of its kind in the region, opened Friday, Nov. 17, 2014, as part of UVU's professional sales program. It will provide opportunities for UVU marketing students to work on projects with local businesses and includes state-of-the-art technology to enhance market research and sales training.
The 24th annual President's Scholarship Ball raised a record $166,520 for the merit-based Presidential Scholarship, which currently supports 50 UVU undergraduates and one graduate student each year. Connecting communities for good was the theme of the ball, highlighting the many ways in which Utah Valley University works closely with the community to the benefit of both.
Donors to Utah Valley University scholarships get to meet the students they're helping and to learn first-hand the difference they've made in these students' lives. The UVU Office of Donor Relations holds several scholarship luncheons each year, bringing together scholarship donors and recipients in small group settings.
One very grateful scholarship recipient started a jam-making business and gave jars of jam to every Appreciation Banquet guest.