2012 celebration of service

May 30, 2012
Author: Utah Pulse

More than 600 guests joined United Way of Salt Lake as they honored individuals and organizations for their dedication and service to our community. Comcast was recognized as Outstanding Corporate Partner, Paula Green Johnson, was honored as Outstanding Volunteer, JP Morgan Chase was presented with the President’s Award for Excellence, and Tom Love, President, Love Communications was named Compassionate Leader of the Year. 

“I am honored to have the privilege of working side by side with these amazing individuals and organizations. This year’s award recipients are true visionaries, believers in United Way’s mission, and dedicated advocates for change,” said Deborah Bayle, President and CEO. “Their expertise, long-term commitment, and enthusiasm have been critical in helping shape the work we are doing to improve lives and build a stronger community for us all.”

United Way recognized hundreds of supporters and partners who collaborate with United Way of Salt Lake to advance the education, income, and health of our neighborhoods and communities. United Way of Salt Lake also presented their Annual Report to the Community.

“This past year has been an amazing year of tremendous growth and transformation at United Way of Salt Lake,” said Mona Burton, Partner, Holland & Hart, LLC and Chair of United Way of Salt Lake’s Board of Directors. “Today, we are a very different organization than we were even just a few short years ago. We are working collaboratively in new and innovative ways to ensure that every child has the chance to succeed, from cradle to career.”

United Way of Salt Lake has adopted a “Collective Impact” approach to community problem solving — built on the knowledge that no organization working alone, in isolation, can solve complex community issues. It takes deep collaboration across community sectors to achieve long-term, large-scale social change. United Way focuses on a set of goals and strategies in six neighborhoods to ensure that every child succeeds, from cradle to career.

“We recognize the critical role we play in the neighborhoods where we work. As a key partner, we guide vision and strategy, support aligned activities, establish shared measurement, mobilize funding, advance public policies, and engage volunteers,” said Bayle. “These functions have shaped our unique role as ‘backbone support’ for collaborative work.”

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