by Chelsea Nelson

Communications Director

Our Celebration of Service Event is coming up on May 30th!  This event is to honor outstanding individuals and organizations because of their commitment to our community.

The Compassionate Leader of the Year award acknowledges the outstanding efforts of individuals who, over time, have committed a significant amount of their time and talents, along with personal and corporate resources, to fulfilling United Way of Salt Lake’s mission.  This is United Way of Salt Lake’s highest honor to those who give tirelessly to advance our work.  It is an honor to recognize Tom Love as our 2012 Compassionate Leader of the Year!

Tom Love exemplifies what it means to LIVE UNITED. He is a true believer that by working collaboratively and strategically, we can tackle our communities’ most pressing challenges. Tom has been one of UWSL’s strongest, loudest, and most solid cheerleaders, as well as one of our strongest advocates for change.

Tom has been a member of the UWSL Board of Directors for 10 years and served as Chair of the Board for three years.  As Chair, Tom carefully and deliberately guided United Way of Salt Lake through the final stages of a major organizational transformation. His enthusiasm, passion for our work, and dedication was crucial during this time in UWSL’s history.

Tom’s commitment of time and enormous talent has been more than influential, it has been critical. As an inspirational and committed leader, he consistently motivates people into action. Tom has been a vocal and spirited champion for our work at the Executive Committee level.  He advocates on behalf of children and families as an active member of UWSL’s Public Policy Committee, and he and his wife, Jamie, demonstrate extraordinary generosity as members of UWSL’s Tocqueville Society.

Tom also lends his expertise and engages his team at Love Communications to guide UWSL’s strategic marketing and advertising efforts. As UWSL’s ‘agency of record,’ Love Communications shares its expertise in marketing, advertising, and public relations and donates hundreds of hours in service each year.

And, on top of all of that, Tom is FUN! He makes everyone smile just by entering a room. His energy, enthusiasm, and charisma are impossible to resist. UWSL is very grateful to Tom for sharing his many talents, as well as his LOVE, with us.

Congratulations to Tom and we thank him for being an advocate for our work and an amazingly strong voice for change in our community!

Tom knows what it means to LIVE UNITED!