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Garff Children Fund New Building to Honor Parents

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

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 []

Margot Shott A Lifetime of Giving to the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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 []