For more than 20 years, Utah Philanthropy Day has celebrated Utah’s spirit of giving by honoring outstanding volunteers who work to elevate our community. This year, Intermountain volunteers earned two top awards:

Tim and Candy Dee received the Philanthropic Leadership Award. The Dees’ philanthropic leadership has touched Intermountain and nearly every other community organization in Utah in some way through decades of generosity and service. Tim is committed to continuing his family’s legacy as the founders of the original Dee Hospital in Ogden, now McKay-Dee Hospital. Both Tim and Candy have served on numerous not-for-profit boards, including Tim’s dedicated service as an Intermountain trustee for more than 30 years.

Nominating the Dees, Intermountain Foundation President David Flood said, “Tim and Candy exude kindness and care for others, connecting with people in authentic ways that model philanthropy and inspire trust—making others want to be a part of doing what is right for our communities.”

Shauna Davis received the Outstanding Volunteer Award. Davis chairs Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital’s Festival of Trees and has served on the board for 11 years. Under her leadership as chair, Festival of Trees has raised more than $5.6 million to help provide the best medical care for children at Primary Children’s Hospital. 

Nominating Davis, Primary Children’s CEO Katy Welkie said, “As a leader, Shauna is highly innovative and resilient. Board members, volunteers, and fellow leaders admire her dedication, courage, character, and emotional intelligence.”

The winners were recently honored in a special broadcast on ABC4Utah. Each year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals Utah Chapter, Utah Nonprofits Association, and UServeUtah have celebrated Utah’s outstanding philanthropists and volunteer leaders during Philanthropy Day.