Common Good Awards Luncheon

Thank you for joining us this year to celebrate excellence in education!

Envision Utah’s
Annual Common Good Awards Luncheon

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Previous Common Good Awards events in which Envision Utah was proud to honor the Guadelupe School and Fidelity Investments.

Keynote Speakers & Honorees


  • Keynote: Dr. Dana Suskind, Thirty Million Words
  • Honorees: Goldman Sachs, Robert & Katharine Garff, Latinos in Action


  • Keynote: Governor Gary R. Herbert, Your Utah, Your Future
  • Honorees: Utah Transit Authority and State of Utah Leadership


  • Keynote: Matthew S. Holland, President, Utah Valley University
  • Honorees: United Way of Salt Lake and Rico Foods


  • Keynote: Michael O. Leavitt, former Utah governor, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – "Finding Allies and Building Alliances" 
  • Honorees: Fidelity Investments and Guadalupe School


  • Keynote: Spencer P. Eccles, Executive Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development – "Utah: Growth Is Here: Embrace It!"
  • Honorees: Junior League of Salt Lake City and Harmons Food and Drug Stores


  • Keynote: Gary Crocker, president, Crocker Ventures, and philanthropist – "Building a Sustainable Community-focused Business Infrastructure"
  • Honoree: University of Utah Health Care System


  • Keynote: Norm Bangerter, former Utah governor – "Are We Equal to Our Future? Some Suggestions for Action"
  • Honoree: Lowell Bennion Community Service Center


  • Keynote: Bishop Carolyn Irish, Episcopal Diocese of Utah – "What's Common About the Common Good?"
  • Honorees: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Film Commission/Leigh von der Esch


  • Keynote: Dr. Dinesh Patel, founding Managing Direcor, vSpring Capital – "The Future of Personalized Medicine"
  • Honorees: Smith’s Food & Drug Stores and Huntsman Cancer Institute


  • Keynote: Jake Garn, former U.S. Senator – "Restoring Civility to the Political Arena"
  • Honorees: NAMI Utah (National Alliance on Mental Illness of Utah) and Robert & Katharine Garff


  • Keynote: Reverend France Davis, Salt Lake Calvary Baptist Church – "Gems for Living"
  • Honorees: LDS Humanitarian Services and Merit Medical


  • Keynote: Cecil O. Samuelson, President, Brigham Young University – "The Importance of Preparing for the 'Flat World'"
  • Honorees: Stampin’ Up! and Volunteers of America, Utah


  • Keynote: Michael K. Young, President, University of Utah – "The Relevance of Universities in the 21st Century"
  • Honorees: Sorenson Companies and Intermountain Health Care’s Community Health Partnerships


  • Keynote: Dr. Mario Capecchi, Nobel Prize winner and University of Utah researcher – "Altering the Genome in the 21st Century"
  • Honorees: George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and American Express


  • Keynote: Bishop George Niederauer, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City – "Out of Many, One: Slogan or Reality"
  • Honorees: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation and O.C. Tanner Company


  • Keynote: Dr. Steve R. Covey, author and educator – "Heart, Mind, Body and Spirit"
  • Honorees: Utah-based Athletes of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games


  • Keynote: President Thomas S. Monson, First Presidency, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, – "Maintaining and Enhancing Utah's Sense of Community
  • Honorees: Catholic Community Services and NuSkin Enterprises


  • Keynote: Mitt Romney, CEO, Salt Lake Organizing Committee, 2002 Winter Olympics – "What We Must Do to Ensure the Success of the 2002 Winter Games"
  • Honorees: Quality Growth Efficiency Tools Committee and Utah Power/Pacificorp


  • Keynote: Dr. Bernie Machen, president, University of Utah – "The Unique Role Higher Education Plays in Utah's Future"
  • Honorees: Ogden School District and First Security Bank


  • Keynote: Dr. Margaret Wheatley, author and educator – "The Importance of Including Everyone in Society"
  • Honorees: Travelers Aid Society and Larry H. Miller


  • Keynote: Dr. David P. Gardner, president, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation – "Utah: Another California?"
  • Honorees: Nature Conservancy and Kennecott Corporation