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 BloomingRed Butte Garden opens new water conservation garden

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 []


The Michls Planned GiftA Presidential Endowed Chair for Chemistry

Former Utah chemistry professor Josef Michl and his wife, Sara Allensworth Michl, have pledged a planned legacy gift to name a future Presidential Endowed Chair in Chemistry. Josef Michl began his career at the University of Utah in 1970 after obtaining his doctorate at the Czech Academy of Science in Prague and postdoctoral studies at []


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, []


Skiing for Scholarships—Humanities Style

On a beautiful March 1, at Brighton Ski Resort, with fresh powder calling, the College of Humanities held its first annual Skiing for Scholarships Day. It was a smashing success! Skiers gathered to schuss down the mountain with Swoop and Dianne Harris, dean of the college; members of the 2016 national championship-winning U Ski Team; []


Completing that DegreeDaniel’s Fund aids the Women’s Resource Center in doing its part

After serving in the Army National Guard for approximately eight years, Idamae Wallace, a recipient of the Daniel’s Fund Boundless Opportunities Scholarship, returned to the U in 2014. She received financial support through the Post-911 GI Bill, which paid 40 percent of her school tuition. However, due to a shortage of active duty time, the []


How the Kahlert Foundation is Making a Difference on Campus

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 []


ASUU Child Care Endowment Fund Gets a Boost

Known as “the gift that keeps on giving,” a $25,000 donation to the Associated Students at the University of Utah (ASUU) Child Care Endowment Fund, made possible by current ASUU administration, will provide an influx of scholarship money to aid students in need of child care. Until now, scholarships to offset daycare costs for the []