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Miller Family Foundation Gift will Fight Diabetes

March 5, 2018

The Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation is donating $5.3 million to establish a diabetes prevention program called “Driving Out Diabetes: A Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative.” This bold enterprise, announced November 13, 2017, will incorporate a novel, three-pronged approach to attack diabetes through prevention and outreach, clinical care, and research and training. []


Opening the Door to Higher Ed: One Refugee at a Time

January 25, 2018

When Roger and Sara Boyer became aware of the number of highly motivated, qualified, and capable refugees in Utah who had been turned down in their efforts to gain admission to college, they wanted to help. Of the state’s approximately 60,000 refugees, those who want to attend college have the same set of challenges experienced []


Yanik Scholarship supports Sigma Nu Students

October 19, 2017

It was Christmas Eve in the mid-1960s. Winter quarter at the U had ended two weeks earlier and U alum Boyce Yanik and his Sigma Nu fraternity brothers had celebrated the holidays with their Christmas formal and a Sub for Santa Party for a family of 12 children, organized by The Salt Lake Tribune for those []


Tunes for Tosh

October 16, 2017

Tosh rides his bike around Sugar House Park during the fun run, spreading joy among the crowd. After four years of tests and appointments with seemingly every specialist in the Salt Lake Valley, Shauna and Brook Bingham felt no closer to finding out what was causing their young son Tosh’s serious speech, cognitive, and behavioral []


How the Kahlert Foundation is Making a Difference on Campus

August 19, 2017

The Kahlert Foundation’s recent gifts to support student scholarships and to help fund new facilities in the health sciences reflect their generosity of spirit, respect for education, and growing support of the University of Utah. In 2015 the foundation created an endowed scholarship for students participating in the Lassonde Institute at the David Eccles School []


Guinney Gift of a Steinway Honors Friend

July 27, 2017

Tom Guinney, a remarkably successful Utah businessman and philanthropist, has been extremely generous to the University of Utah for many years, including donations of delicious food for campus events from his exceptional Gastronomy restaurants. His latest gift, however, is unique—a century-old and exquisitely restored vintage 1913 Steinway grand piano. Deliberately housed in the recently-renovated Thomas []


Dentistry Students Offer Free Screenings to Underserved Children

June 21, 2017

More than 350 elementary school children in the Salt Lake City region received free dental screenings last December from University of Utah Health’s School of Dentistry. The check-ups were part of a special initiative, the Pediatric Oral Health Outreach Program, aimed at providing dental care for children within the Salt Lake City School District who []


Scholarships Honor Memory of Asha Sadelle

May 7, 2017

In a tragic accident, five years ago this past January, U first-year student Asha Sadelle Davenport died from injuries she received when she suffered a seizure and fell from a chair lift at a Utah ski resort. Just 19, Asha had come to the U from Idaho Falls, where she was a member of the []


Garff Children Fund New Building to Honor Parents

April 24, 2017

Friends and supporters of The David Eccles School of Business, on January 24, gathered at the former site of Milton Bennion Hall to witness the groundbreaking for the new Robert H. and Katharine B. Garff Executive Education Building. Major funding for the construction of the 150,000-square-foot facility came from a generous gift of $12 million []


The New Hub of Campus: Gardner Legacy Gift Funds Key Teaching Space

February 20, 2017

When Carolyn Barnes and Kem Gardner met in the late 1960s as U students attending classes in Orson Spencer Hall, or “OSH” as it was affectionately called, they couldn’t have imagined that one day they would be the lead donors for a new classroom building to replace it. “When I first learned that OSH was []