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You Can Help Transform Health Care

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center serves the people of Utah and beyond by continually improving individual and community health and quality of life. This is achieved through excellence in patient care, education and research; each is vital to our mission and each makes the others stronger.

  • We provide compassionate care without compromise.
  • We educate scientists and health care professionals for the future.
  • We engage in research to advance knowledge and well-being.

A patient-focused Health Sciences Center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership and respect. Thank you in advance for your support. Your gift of any size to any area of the University of Utah Health Sciences does make a difference. 

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Health Sciences Benefactors

The Health Sciences Benefactors is comprised of individuals and couples who are educated through a series of presentations and tours at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. They attend three presentations a year and are active spokespersons and advocates for the Health Sciences. Active members give an annual minimum donation of $1,000 a year. Donations can be designated to any area within the Health Sciences.

For more information about Health Sciences Benefactors, contact Heidi Green at (801) 585-5012 or heidi.green@hsc.utah.edu.

Education Resource Development Council

The Educational Resource Development Council (ERDC) is comprised of influential and philanthropic women within our community who are interested in learning about and promoting the latest advances and techniques in fields of health as they relate to the University of Utah Health Sciences. Active members attend eight presentations a year and give a minimum of $1,000 annually to the ERDC Scholarship and Program Fund. These donations support student scholarships within the Colleges of Pharmacy, Nursing, Health; the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry. They also award funding for various projects and programs within the Health Sciences. The council consists of 60–80 women and has existed for more than 20 years.

Planned Giving

Many donors have made the University of Utah Health Sciences Center a part of their estate plan by designating a planned gift through a will, life insurance policy, charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, retirement fund, or other assets. We gratefully acknowledge these generous supporters and their exceptional gifts.

Donors

 

  • Kathleen M. Alacano
  • Gary and Carolyn Alder
  • James C. Allen
  • Linda K. Amos, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
  • David B. and Kathy J. Anderson
  • G. W.* and Lee Anderson
  • Roscoe B.* Anderson, M.D. and Joan C.* Critchlow, M.D.
  • Douglas R. Arrington
  • John W. Athens, M.D. and Georgia R. Athens
  • John Bruce Balken, M.D.*
  • Dr. Robert H.* and Dorothy Cannon* Ballard
  • Cindy K. Barney
  • Vernon R. Beeler
  • George W. and Phee Belsey
  • Dr. Charles K. and Janice Beyer-Machule
  • Sharon M. Bigelow*
  • Elmen D. (Red) and Monika Bloedel
  • Doris Bomgardner
  • Rose Boyajiian
  • Dr. Rodney H. and Carolyn Hansen Brady
  • Gary L. Bridge
  • Paul E. Brown
  • Fred W.* and Eveline Bruenger
  • Dr. Calvin and Elizabeth Buhler
  • Barbara R. Burnett
  • Chris Cartwright, M.D.
  • Rodney H. and Sally* Christensen
  • Alfred "Chris"* and Trudi Christiansen
  • Louisa B. Chutro*
  • Dr.* and Mrs.* Russell B. Clark
  • Helen L. Clise
  • Sherry D. Clise*
  • Duane S. and Jean D. Crowther
  • Dr. Dwight P. and Jean Cruikshank
  • Cheryl B. Dalley
  • Goldy M. and Oliver Dawson
  • Ross E. Dean*
  • Richard E. Dedolph, M.D.
  • Dr. Candace Cartwright Dee and Thomas D. Dee, III
  • Janice J. and Thomas D.* Dee
  • Frank E. Delvie*
  • Dr. Victor A. and Susan Diaz
  • Eva Smart and Sherman R.* Dickman
  • Joel R. and Lisa Dimick
  • Margaret E. Dixon
  • Dr. Raymond C. and Bertha E. Doucette
  • Dr. G. Paul and Janet B. Doxey
  • Gene A. Drabner
  • William R.* and Shirley E.* Droschkey
  • Nancy V. Droubay
  • Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr.
  • Richard E. Ellison*
  • Dr. John W.* and Norda F. Emmett
  • Doreen Espinoza and Jack Wall
  • Courtney S. Ewles
  • Dr. Warren G.* and Gretha W. Eyre
  • Judy A. Farnsworth, Ph.D.
  • Lee Farster
  • Richard A. Fay and Carol M. Fay
  • Gary and Karen* Filler
  • Steve Fredrickson
  • Drs. James W. and Margie S. Freston
  • Drs. Ernst R. and Marianne Friedrich
  • Dr. William Gassert
  • Dr. Claudius Y.* and Catherine B.* Gates
  • James C. and Pamela Gilbert
  • Mary Ann Glasgow
  • Lowell and Jerry Glass
  • Dr. Jeffrey B. and Laura Gliedman
  • Paul R. "Hap" and Ann* Green
  • Dr. Onie Grosshans
  • Judy M. Gruenberg
  • Colleen W. Gubler*
  • Larry Gordon Handy
  • A. K. Hansen, M.D.
  • John M. and Janice Hansen
  • Peggy Norton Hansen, M.D.
  • Frederika Harlin*
  • Wesley G. and Michelle D. Harline
  • James F.* and Joyce E.* Harris
  • John* and June Gale* Hartman
  • Geoffrey Hasson
  • Wyatt and Cindy Haws
  • Robert W. and Nancy G. Hayden
  • Dr. Joseph and Colleen Heath
  • Martha M. Heath
  • Richard G.* and Margaret Heers
  • Dr. E. Ronn and Nancy D. Heiner
  • Terrance Henderson*
  • F. James Hibbard
  • Dr. N. Frederick* and Margarete* Hicken
  • Darlene H. Hobson
  • Fred B. Hodson
  • Rachel A. Hollis
  • Marilyn H. Howard
  • Sue E. Huether, Ph.D.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Hughes
  • Frank W. and Connie Hull
  • Dr. Richard A. and Gloria N. Irion
  • Dr. Arlen K. and Jody Jarrett
  • Dr. R. Kent and Terri N. Jex
  • Mr. Robert L. Johnson*
  • Kirtly Parker Jones, M.D. and Christopher R. Jones, M.D.
  • Dr. Wayne C. and Galina Kaesche
  • Donald Kalman
  • Robert and Caroline Kanner
  • Burton and Diane* Kaufman
  • Safia and Lester L. Keller
  • Judith A. Kiernan
  • Dr. Reid R. and Barbara R. Kimball
  • Ranch Snow* and Josephine S. Kimball
  • Dr. Thomas and Joan D. King
  • Michael C. Knowlton
  • Dr. Neil K. and Edie* Kochenour
  • Dr. and Mrs. William Kummer
  • Jack William Kunkler, J.D.*
  • Ruth A. Kurzbauer and Dr. Marcus Jacobson*
  • Thomas E. and Wendy A. Lacy
  • Kenneth R. and Cynthia P. Laird
  • Carol L. Landa*
  • The Very Rev. Rick Q. Lawson
  • George Wesley Lewis, Jr.
  • Ronald B. and Kimberly W. Loomis
  • Dan Lundergan and Liz Winter
  • CMDR Gladys Madsen*
  • T.G. "Bud" and Barbara Mahas
  • Gaye H. Marrash
  • Joan Jensen Mathews, R.N., Ph.D.
  • Edith McGovern
  • David McGuire
  • Hila L. and Alex* McKasson
  • Bruce and Patty Miller
  • Michael T.* and Taylor Miller
  • Bruce and Evelyn Mills
  • Dr. Louis A. and Deborah Moench
  • Dr. Donald M. and Barbara B. Moore
  • John A. Moran
  • James and Edna (Jerry)* Morkin
  • Dr. Royce Moser, Jr. and Lois H. Moser
  • David L. and Terrie K. Moss
  • George M. Moss, Jr.*
  • Carol A. Nantkes
  • Orville Felt Nielsen, M.D.*
  • Dan Oniki, M.D.
  • Dr. Carolyn L. Orthner
  • Dr. Virgil J. and Jacquelyn A.* Parker
  • Janet Parry
  • Ralph F. and Mary Lou Peak, M.D.
  • Wayne J. Peay
  • Dr. Chase N. and Grethe B. Peterson
  • John J. and Katrina A.* Phillips
  • Charlotte Phillips
  • George C.* and Anne C. Pingree
  • J. Frederick (Toby) and Phyllis Pingree
  • John C. and Carmen B. Pingree
  • Drs. Henry* and Agnes* Plenk
  • Ronald E. Poelman* and Anne G. Osborn, M.D.
  • Sylvia E. Prahl
  • Dr. Alan R. and Carmen Ruth Pratt
  • Drs. Glenn Prestwich and Barbara Bentley
  • Dr. Joseph M. and Paula Quagliana
  • Dr. and Ms. Alan T. Rappleye
  • Marilyn A. Ray, R.N., Ph.D.
  • Dr. Patty Reagan
  • Alison W. Reeder
  • Dr. Thomas D.* and Natalie B.* Rees
  • Miriam Reeves*
  • Frank Renald*
  • Joyce T. and Robert L.* Rice
  • Marjorie Riches-Gunn
  • Antionette M. Ruth
  • Barbara K. Samuels*
  • Bertram H. and Janet Marshall Schaap
  • Dr. C. DuWayne* and Alice C. Schmidt
  • Dr. James R. and Mary Jo Scott
  • Robert and Joan Sell
  • Edward G. Southwick, M.D. and Mary Ellen B.* Southwick
  • M. Paul Southwick, M.D. and Beverly Brockbank* Southwich
  • Albert and Laura Spicer
  • Mary Jayne Stevens
  • Dr. J. Robert and Ann K.* Stewart
  • Richard L. Stimson
  • Dr. Gerald B. and Barbara F. Stringfellow
  • Janice Stuessi
  • Michelle W. Sweet
  • Arthur J. Swindle
  • Howard H. Tamai, USA (Ret.)
  • Alice G. Telford
  • Dr. Stephen R. and Valerie W. Terry
  • Karen Jean Thornhill
  • Arthur and Haru Toimoto
  • Dr. Robert L. and Terrie Treft
  • Alida W. Tyler*
  • Richard F. and Marilyn C. Veazey
  • DeForest E. Voss*
  • Stephen C. Voss, M.D.
  • Jane S. Wagner
  • Keith* and Susan Warshaw
  • Lawrence C.* and Delores M. Weaver
  • Inga Frenkel Weil, M.D.
  • Richard E.* and Kelly* Whitlock
  • James R. Wilcox* and Ethel M. Wilcox Defosse
  • J. and Joanne M. Williams
  • Kenneth L. and Mary* Williams
  • Ronald Thomas Wilson, M.D. and Kris-Tina Apperson
  • Bill Winstead*
  • Syvlan H.* and Maurine C.* Wittwer
  • Harold W. Wolf, Ph.D. and Joan S. Wolf, Ph.D.
  • James B. and Caroline V. Wood
  • Grant A. Young
  • Anonymous

*Deceased

Employee Giving

As faculty and staff of the University of Utah, you are one of our most valuable resources. You are the backbone of the research, the teaching, the discovery and the future of the U. Internal giving is an important part of development, and by contributing to the Health Sciences Employee Giving Campaign, your passion can become reality.

We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to making charitable contributions. When you choose to donate to the University of Utah you not only invest in the future, you send a powerful message about our commitment to excellence. Your generous donations help build buildings, provide scholarships, retain top faculty, increase learning opportunities and provide the necessary resources to research and teach at a higher level.

The best part about the employee giving campaign is that everyone can make an impact. It doesn’t matter if you can give $5 or $500 dollars; when we all come together for a cause, we can do great things.

Signing up for payroll deduction is simple—just fill out the form and deliver it to the Development Office or visit our U Give Now page. You choose the amount to be deducted from each paycheck or you can set a total amount.

Donor & Recipient Stories

H. A. and Edna Benning Lecture Series and Presidential Endowed Chairs

In March 2015, Health Sciences Development helped coordinate the Benning Society Public Lecture featuring Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In 1994, the H. A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowment at the University of Utah was established through a generous gift of $22.5 million to the University of Utah through the estate of Arthur E. Benning. The gift is in honor of Mr. Benning's parents H. A. and Edna Benning. The endowment allows our medical school to recruit and retain top researchers and clinicians in a variety of fields, and supports cutting-edge medical research at the University of Utah. The endowment also established the prestigious H. A. and Edna Benning Medical Society, and co-sponsors of this lecture, which is the major, annual public lecture in medicine at the University.

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Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation

The invention of the rail brought opportunity to America, and to the life of Ogden, Utah native Lawrence (Laurie) Taylor Dee, it also brought a sweetheart. In 1914 while returning to Utah on a train from the east coast where he had completed a bachelor of arts at Cornell University, the 23-year-old met Colorado native Janet Sears Teller. One year later they married, making Ogden their home.

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Lewena "Tye" Noorda

We learned with great sadness that Lewena "Tye" Noorda, a true friend and benefactor of the School of Dentistry, died on April 5, 2014. On behalf of all of us at University of Utah, Health Sciences and the School of Dentistry, I offer our deepest condolences to her four sons and their families at the loss of this generous and remarkable woman.

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L.S. "Sam" Skaggs-Business Leader, Philanthropist

L.S. "Sam" Skaggs was a truly remarkable and generous man - and one of the Health Sciences greatest benefactors and friends. On behalf of all of us at the Health Sciences, I offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Aline, their children, Susie Balukoff, Claudia Skaggs Luttrell, Mark Skaggs, Don Skaggs and all their family members and friends.

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Cleone Peterson Eccles

There are few people in the world who touch so many lives, with the generosity, grace, and dedication of Cleone Peterson Eccles, whose passing on April 5 we mourn with great sadness. As President Pershing so eloquently wrote...

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Ballard Scholar Remembers Mentor and Friend

Earlier this month medical student Tony Trinh shared his memories of Robert H. Ballard at the University of Utah's annual scholarship lunch. Tony is the recipient of the Robert H. Ballard and Dorothy Cannon Ballard Endowed Scholarship. Below is the transcript of his heartfelt speech...

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The Kidney with a Heart of Gold - Joanne Graybill

Some of us find angels in the strangest places, for Joanne Graybill, her angel happened to be her ex son-in-law and father to one of her granddaughters.

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Inga F. Weil, MD

Living in pre-war Germany presented even the most ordinary citizen with numerous trials and tribulations, but Inga Frenkel was anything but ordinary. Born on December 24, 1914, to Richard and Erna Frenkel, Inga already had the odds for success, and survival, stacked against her. She was a woman, a German, and a Jew.

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Maggie Hicken

Every year the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Chairman, Dr. Michael Magill, accompanied by department faculty and staff members, holiday carol to Mrs. Margarete (Maggie) Hicken, of the Dr. Nymphus Frederick Hicken, Alta Thomas Hicken, and Margarete Stahl Wilken Hicken Endowed Chair in Family and Preventive Medicine. This year, once again, was another delightful event for all.

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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

The University of Utah and Takeda Pharmaceuticals have partnered to create an endowed chair in honor of Dr. James Freston to help advance future scientific research and development. The working relationship between Dr. James Freston and Takeda Pharmaceuticals dates back to the late 1990s when Dr. Freston was Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

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Hospital Volunteer Keeps on Giving to Help Utah Medical Students

Salt Lake City-born Candace Cartwright and Ogden native Thomas "Tim" D. Dee III may have grown up merely 40 miles apart, but it would take both moving to Portland, Oregon for the Utahns to meet. At Lewis & Clark College, Candace, the daughter of George E. Cartwright, M.D., who chaired the Department of Medicine at the University of Utah for more than two decades and initiated its genetics program, met Tim, the great grandson of Annie Taylor Dee, who established Ogden¿s first non-profit hospital in 1910.

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The Frederick Q. Lawson Student Education Center- College of Nursing

Frederick Quinney Lawson (Rick) has long believed that education-both in and out of the classroom-is vital to the pursuit of one's dreams. As a student at Saint Mark's School for Boys in Salt Lake City, Lawson knew he would one day become ordained. Marching on Washington D. C. during the Civil Rights movement would give him perspective on adversity and graduating with Honors from Leicester University in England brought Lawson that much closer to his goal.

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Hospital Volunteer Keeps on Giving to Help Utah Medical Students

Eunice Kronstadt was a volunteer patient advocate at the University of Utah Hospital for 17 years, starting when she was 72 years old. She retired in 2009 after providing 7,075 hours of service, and she says it was "one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

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Local Concert Promoter Organizes Benefit Concert for Autism

Hearing the diagnosis of autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be devastating news for a parent that comes with profound, lasting implications for their child and entire family. The statistics are staggering: an estimated 6,339 children in Utah have been diagnosed with autism.

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Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation

The invention of the rail brought opportunity to America, and to the life of Ogden, Utah native Lawrence (Laurie) Taylor Dee, it also brought a sweetheart. In 1914 while returning to Utah on a train from the east coast where he had completed a bachelor of arts at Cornell University, the 23-year-old met Colorado native Janet Sears Teller. One year later they married, making Ogden their home.

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H. A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowment

The H. A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowment was established through a generous gift of $22.5 million to the University of Utah through the estate of Arthur E. Benning. The gift is in honor of Mr. Benning¿s parents H. A. and Edna Benning. The endowment allows the university's medical school to recruit and retain top researchers and clinicians in a variety of fields.

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