The 2017 Helping Hand Gala

2017 Helping Hand Gala
October 5, 2017

    Little America Hotel
    500 South Main Street
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    6:00 Social Hour and Silent Auction
    7:00 Dinner and Program
    Sponsorships $1,250 - $10,000
    Tickets $125

    Become a Sponsor

Please join Utah Youth Village and Honorary Chairs Gary & Ann Crocker in honoring real-life superheroes Dr. David Pershing President of the University of Utah and his wife Dr. Sandra J. Pershing the University's Assistant Vice President of Outreach and Engagement. Governor Gary R. Herbert will attend as the Special Guest.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Heal at rheal@youthvillage.org or (801) 308-1053.


Prior Honorees and Honorary Chairs include:

  • • 2015/16 - Elder Robert Gay, Honoree; Mitt Romney, Honorary Chair; A. Scott Anderson, Event Chair
  • • 2014 - Gail Miller, Honoree; Brent & Bonnie Jean Beesley, Honorary Chairs
  • • 2013 - Kem Gardner, Honoree; A. Scott Anderson, Honorary Chair
  • • 2012 - Kyle Whittingham, Honoree; LaVell Edwards, Honorary Chair
  • • 2011 - Harris Simmons, Honoree; Dave Petersen, Honorary Chair
  • • 2010 - Dr. Dinesh Patel, Honoree; Gary L. Crocker, Honorary Chair
  • • 2009 - Pamela Atkinson, Honoree; Kem Gardner, Honorary Chair
  • • 2008 - Bishop H. David Burton, Honoree; Ellis R. Ivory, Honorary Chair
  • • 2007 - Dr. Rodney H. Brady, Honoree; Bruce Reese, Honorary Chair
  • • 2006 - Michael K. Young & Cecil O. Samuelson, Honorees; William H. Nelson, Honorary Chair
  • • 2005 - Beverley Sorenson, Honoree; Mary Kaye Huntsman, Honorary Chair
  • • 2004 - Fred Lampropoulos, David Simmons, & Kem Gardner, Honorees; Tom Love, Honorary Chair
  • • 2003 - Fraser Bullock, Ed & Lois Smart, Honorees; Steve Young, Honorary Chair
  • • 2002 - Elder M. Russell Ballard, Honoree; Robert Garff, Honorary Chair
  • • 2001 - President Bernie Machen, Honoree; Jon M. Huntsman, Honorary Chair
  • • 2000 - Roy & Tibby Simmons, Honorees; Rodney Brady, Honorary Chair
  • • 1999 - Robert L. Rice, Honoree; Spencer F. Eccles, Honorary Chair
  • • 1998 - Larry H. & Gail Miller, Honorees; John Price, Honorary Chair
  • • 1997 - Governor & Mrs. Leavitt, Honorees; Kenneth Knight, Honorary Chair
  • • 1996 - Don Cash & Nick Rose, Honorees; Harris Simmons, Honorary Chair
  • • 1995 - James L. Sorenson, Honoree; Robert L. Rice, Honorary Chair
  • • 1994 - Lila B. Bjorklund, Honoree; Jon Huntsman, Jr. & Senator Jake Garn, Honorary Chairs