dōTERRA embraces Utah Valley University with the second-largest donation in school’s history


OREM, Utah — dōTERRA, an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in essential oils, today announced the second-largest donation in Utah Valley University’s history at a press conference on UVU’s Orem Campus. The contribution, part of a 10-year agreement, includes donations from doTERRA worth $17.7 million.

A significant portion of the donation will support scholarships, online educational opportunities and athletic programs, and includes the initial gift toward funding a new student-athlete wellness building.Other university organizations such as the Center for Constitutional Studies, the Women’s Success Center, the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, and the College of Science will benefit in many ways, including research opportunities, scholarships, and nationally acclaimed performance lineups.

“At dōTERRA we feel an affinity with Utah Valley University,” said David Stirling,  dōTERRA’s founding executive and CEO. “More than 500 of our current employees attend UVU. Plus, we have many employees who graduated from UVU or have children at the university. This donation gives us the opportunity to support a variety of UVU academic, athletic, and art-based programs over the next 10 years.”

According to Corey Lindley, dōTERRA’s founding executive, president, and CFO, dōTERRA’s decision to donate was confirmed by the company’s initial involvement with UVU’s Center for Autism and Women’s Success Center. “We have witnessed firsthand how integral UVU is to our community and how effective UVU is in moving the needle when it has sufficient support,” Lindley said. “We are thrilled with President Tuminez’s appointment, and impressed with her vision and future plans. We are pleased to show our support for all that she plans and will accomplish.”

“This donation is a game-changer for our university,” said UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez. “The benefits for our students and the community will be immediate and long-lasting. We are very grateful for dōTERRA’s generosity and the belief and trust they have in us as a university.”

The athletic portion of the donation will help fund the planned Student-Athlete Academic and Wellness Center, new field turf for baseball at the UCCU Ballpark, renovations and upgrades to the Lockhart Arena, and funding for student-athlete wellness, welfare, and scholarships.

“This is a transformational and historic gift for UVU athletics,” said Dr. Jared Sumsion, UVU’s director of athletics. “Each one of our student-athletes will see the short- and long-term benefits because of doTERRA’s commitment to this university and community.”


UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez