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Margot Shott A Lifetime of Giving to the Arts

January 20, 2017

The arts were important to Margot Ludlow Shott. During her life, she regularly attended performances of the Utah Opera, Ballet West, and Pioneer Theatre Company, where she also served as a member of its board. She made fashion her career, assisting the Utah Museum of Fine Arts with a fashion exhibit in 2005. Margot lived […]


2016 Annual Report

October 31, 2016

Another remarkable year has come and gone, and the University of Utah continues to move forward in historic ways. On behalf of our faculty, staff, students, and administrators, thank you for your support. During this past fiscal year, private gifts to the U totaled $209.7 million. Because of your generosity we’ve enriched our students’ education, […]


In Consideration of Staff

September 7, 2016

The Development Office recently received an unsolicited gift from U alum and former U staff member Jane Smith* with the following note attached: I am a former employee (and student) of the University. While employed there I was given the opportunity to enroll in classes and eventually earned my B.A. degree. This has been a […]


The Thomas S. Monson Center A Place to Honor the Past and Guide the Future

August 24, 2016

On the morning of August 24, University of Utah leaders joined Utah’s economic leaders, community members, and the media for the unveiling of the newly renovated Enos A. Wall Mansion and the revealing of its new name. To the excitement of the crowd, the covering that shrouded the building’s façade was removed revealing that the […]


A Q&A with Philanthropist Bruce Bastian

April 22, 2016

For the past 20 years, Bruce Bastian, cofounder of WordPerfect, has generously supported a wide range of initiatives at the University of Utah through personal donations and the B.W. Bastian Foundation. Examples include a gift of 55 new pianos for School of Music students in the College of Fine Arts; support for public broadcasting through KUED […]


Louise Degn Leaves a Legacy

April 22, 2016

Louise Degn, a journalist, documentarian, archivist, and University of Utah professor— known for her great sense of humor—was a broadcast journalist in Utah who won high acclaim for her investigative reporting. Before she died of bone cancer in May 2015, she made a planned gift to the U to establish The Louise Degn Endowed Scholarship […]