University Of Utah
Impact Newsletter

IMPACT Summer 2017

Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center Opens

Hundreds of donors, community members, and Utah dignitaries gathered on June 21, to celebrate the dedication of the Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center, the new research facility of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. The new building doubles HCI’s research capacity, giving scientists more space to study childhood cancers and []

Guinney Gift of a Steinway Honors Friend

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 []

To Keep the Desert Blooming

The future of the West will be written with water. Communities that use it wisely will be able to grow and prosper; those who waste it will suffer. Red Butte’s Water Conservation Garden will help Utahns learn to use water wisely in their gardens and landscapes so that the Wasatch Front can continue to thrive—while []

A New Home for the Ski Team

Dedication of the Spence Eccles Ski Team Building took place on a cool morning on April 26, with an enthusiastic crowd of donors, U administrators, ski fans, and the NCAA Championship Utah Ski Team. “This new home for our Ute ski program will be great not only for the team’s growing national and international reputation, []