Tags: Donors

Vivint CEO Goes Undercover

Those who saw the season finale of “Undercover Boss” may have recognized featured guest Todd Pederson, CEO of the Utah-based company Vivint. He is a familiar figure at UVU due to his company’s partnership with the school.

Woodbury Luncheons Week

The beginning of February featured multiple scholarship luncheons in which donors to the Woodbury School of Business met with the students who received their scholarships. Luncheons such as these are organized by UVU Donor Relations and provide an opportunity for students to share with their generous benefactors how the scholarships have made a positive change in their lives.

Grateful Students Meet Donors

Donors to Utah Valley University College of Science and Health scholarships met with the students they’re helping to learn how their generosity has made a difference in these students’ lives. Organized by the UVU Office of Donor Relations, scholarship luncheons such as this provide an opportunity for donors and recipients to become acquainted and share their stories.

Celebrating the Fultons

In 2006, nationally prominent philanthropists Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton of Phoenix, Ariz., issued a challenge to Utah Valley University (then Utah Valley State College) to help create a culture of giving: if the college reached its fundraising goals, the Fultons would match its efforts dollar-for-dollar up to $1000 per donor. “It's not how much you give,” said Ira. “It's getting people involved in the spirit of giving that's most important.” This challenge resulted in $1 million of charitable contributions by December of the same year, ushering in a new era of philanthropy at the university.