Elizabeth Smart to Speak in Logan

Logan, UT. – Elizabeth Smart, children’s advocate and kidnapping survivor is the keynote speaker and honored guest for The United Way of Cache Valley’s annual dinner and gala on May 13, 2016, at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan, Utah.

The 2016 fundraising event, Turning Pages, Changing Lives, is presented by GE Healthcare and will honor and recognize Jill Anderson (Director of Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency), Sally Sears (President and CEO of Caffe Ibis), and Joe Beck (Architect for Utah State University) for their significant contributions to the Cache Valley non-profit community.

Tickets are priced at only $99 per person. Money raised from the event will support 17 different partner agencies throughout Cache Valley, and their programs. Tickets and tables will remain on sale through May 10, 2016.

No other event in the valley makes as great an impact across the diverse group of non-profit agencies serving the varied needs in our community. All seventeen agencies will be represented during the evening and we will have the opportunity to hear from some of their clients to get a glimpse at how selfless acts of kindness make a difference for our friends and neighbors.

The dinner and fundraising event will include live and silent auction items and will be hosted by Julie Hollist, director of the Cache Valley Visitors Bureau. All proceeds help United Way of Cache Valley fund 17 local non-profit agencies.

Special guests of the United Way of Cache Valley will also include Amy and Sariah VanderVeur of Park City, UT whose lives were greatly impacted by Elizabeth’s story. While Sariah overheard her mother relaying Elizabeth’s ordeal and faith to endure and survive to her brother she decided not to go through with her planned suicide. The United Way is honored to provide this family the opportunity to meet the woman whose voice saved young Sariah’s life.

Tickets and sponsorships for the dinner are available now through the United Way of Cache Valley website, www.unitedwayofcachevalley.org.
Just prior to dinner at the Turning Pages, Changing Lives event on May 13, 2016 the press is invited to a briefing with Elizabeth Smart. Limited space is available and must be reserved in advance by contacting Lisa Booth at 435-760-5888 or boothlisa@ymail.com.

United Way of Cache Valley brings together residents and organizations in all community sectors to address the most critical human issues that require collective, not just individual, action. These issues range from basic human needs, like food, shelter and emergency assistance; to emerging and growing issues, like the need for affordable housing, services and support for seniors, and positive youth development.

GE has a long-standing belief in helping to build the communities in which it operates. One of the ways GE puts this belief into action is by supporting the local United Way to help address community needs. GE employees and retirees support nearly 600 local United Ways and many other charities through its annual giving campaigns. GE is among the top United Way supporters and in 2014, GE was recognized by United Way Worldwide as one of its “Outstanding Strategic Partners,” celebrating its long-term commitment to giving, volunteering, providing leadership and employee engagement, and making a lasting impact to improve lives and communities.


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