Utah Cares

Utah Cares – December 2011


KCPW, the Utah Nonprofits Association, and Utah Public Radio are partnering to spotlight the positive impacts of local nonprofit organizations.

Utah Caresfeatures a series of stories from diversified nonprofits in an effort to increase the visibility of nonprofits across the state, and to inspire people to give to organizations and community groups that are essential to the health and well-being of Utah.  The program is sponsored by Lewiston State Bank.

KCPW will air “Utah Cares” December 19 through September 30.  You can hear it at 8:20 during Morning Edition, at 11:40 during On Point, at 1:30 during Fresh Air, and at 5:20 during All Things Considered.

If you would like to hear your organization featured on future episodes of “Utah Cares” please fill out the application.



Special thanks to Jennifer S. Christensen for producing “Utah Cares.”

Art Access/VSA Utah

Providing Equal Opportunities to Inclusive Arts Programs for Utahns with Disabilities and Those with Limited Access to the Arts

As the Executive Director of Art Access/VSA Utah, Sheryl Gillilan has a passion for creative expression and appreciation among diverse audiences. Marcee Blackerby is one of the organization’s Fellowship Artists.



Cache Humane Society

Young or Old, Big or Small, Injured or Healthy, We Help Them All!

The Cache Humane Society in Logan provides shelter care and adoptive services for impounded dogs and cats in need of new homes. Molly Parker is the agency’s dog kennel manager. Animal behavior specialist Alyssa Walker manages the front office.



Mountain West String Academy

Home of the Cache County Elementary String Program

The Mountain West String Academy provides Cache Valley 4th and 5th graders with the opportunity to play violin, viola, cello or bass in a one-of-a-kind elementary orchestra. Twelve-year-old Adair Schruhl is one of the program’s ambassadors.



Ronald McDonald House Charities® of the Intermountain Area

Providing a “Home-Away-From-Home” for Families with Seriously Ill or Injured Children…

Located near prominent medical centers nationwide, Ronald McDonald Houses provide a welcoming “home-away-from-home” for families with seriously ill or injured children. Carrie Romano serves as the Intermountain Area’s Executive Director.



Salt Lake Art Center

Utah’s Premier Venue for Contemporary Art, Engaging the Community in Unexpected and Exciting Ways

Recognized this year as Utah’s Best Museum, the Salt Lake Art Center exhibits groundbreaking work by leading local and international artists. Executive Director Adam Price considers exposure to art among life’s most enriching experiences.



Somebody’s Attic

The Second Hand Store with a First Rate Cause

A secondhand store with a first-rate cause, Somebody’s Attic was established in 1985 as a funding source for Cache Valley’s Child & Family Support Center and CAPSA, a resource for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Joy Shaw is the organization’s director.



Utah 4-H

Reach New Heights with Utah 4-H

Designed to help youth reach new heights, Utah 4-H draws nearly 100,000 participants each year, including a volunteer force 36,000 strong. Himself a lifelong advocate, Kevin Kesler serves as the State 4-H Director.



Utah Housing Coalition

Promoting the Increase of Accessible, Affordable Housing Statewide Through Education, Advocacy, and Cooperative Partnerships

The Utah Housing Coalition provides collaborative services statewide to promote affordable housing and ease the foreclosure crisis. Afton January is the agency’s Foreclosure Prevention & Event Coordinator. Jared Holt partners with UHC as a HUD-approved housing counselor, with the AAA Fair Credit Foundation.



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