by Chelsea Nelson
Interactive Communications Director

Last week, United Way of Salt Lake held their annual Diamond Donor Appreciation event at Red Butte Gardens. Diamond Donors have given to United Way of Salt Lake for 20 years or more and their dedication to our mission and to making our community a better place is unsurpassed. This year, we asked a few members what it meant to them to be a Diamond Donor and why they are involved with UWSL. Here is what Victoria and Toni had to say!

“It is quite an honor to be recognized as a Diamond Donor.  Actually, very humbling.
We’ve been donating for over 30 years. When you put a number to it, it seems like a long time…yet, feels like it was only yesterday!

God has truly blessed our lives and we would like to bless the lives of others.   It’s our way to give back to our community and to make a difference. You hear so many wonderful stories about the children, the elderly, and the other companies involved with United Way of Salt Lake.

We are also involved in the Day of Caring and every year we plan a special Summer Carnival and Christmas Program for the Kearns Children’s Center. A number of ATK employees and retirees volunteer their time for these special events at the Kearns Children’s Center.  The children there are very special to us.   Each child has a special story. Seeing their excitement and smiling faces just warms our heart.  That’s what it’s all about!  There’s the true blessing…those children bless our lives more then we could ever bless them!”

–Victoria Chadwick & Toni Payne

Thank you so much to all of our Diamond Donors who support United Way of Salt Lake! And thank you to everyone who came out to our Diamond Donor Appreciation event – it was a great success.

Also, a huge thank you to Questar for generously sponsoring this fun and important event.