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2016 Utah Ethical Leadership Award

The Community Foundation of Utah is once again partnering with the Daniels Fund and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah to launch the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards. Our collective goal is to recognize leadership in Utah businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities that embody best practices in ethical behaviors. Any business, government entity, or nonprofit in those sectors with ethical standards is encouraged to apply. One organization from each sector will be recognized. A specific award, the Bill Daniels Ethical Leadership Award will go to the winner of the business category. Awards will be given at a September 9th awards breakfast, based on the criteria discussed in this questionnaire.

The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are designed to recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels. Bill Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and in the importance of absolute ethical principles. As an exceptionally honest and fair businessman, he always based his decisions on what he believed was right – not what he thought was best for himself or his company. This attitude and style of conducting business earned Bill Daniels incredible respect and loyalty throughout the business world. Learn more about Bill Daniels and his business and philanthropic role in Utah via this link.

Nominees for the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards will be judged against the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles in determining the award winner. The Principles are as follows:

1. Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations
2. Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
3. Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions
4. Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications
5. Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
6. Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others
7. Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
8. Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders

You can view the 2015 Awards Ceremony here:

You can find more regarding the criteria and application questions for the award here.

Applications for the awards close July 15, 2016. The link to the application form will be available below. Finalists will be announced after a rigorous evaluation process and will be notified in August. Three winners will be announced at an awards breakfast, for the finalists on September 9th at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. All finalists will be invited to the breakfast.