The Salt Lake Chamber and United Way of Salt Lake as we recognize the incredible contributions immigrants make every day in Utah at the American Dream Awards Luncheon.

This new award program helps remind us about the positive impact of immigrants and how they have helped shape Utah’s history since the Mormon Pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 as refugees fleeing religious persecution. That shared cultural memory formed our values and beliefs today.

American Dream Award Feature: Pamela Atkinson, Community Advocate

Governor Gary Herbert has called her, “the Mother Teresa of Utah.”  Pamela Atkinson is best known for her tireless work as an advocate for the homeless, refugees and low-income families in our state. Atkinson believes that even a small amount of giving and caring can have a powerful impact on someone’s life.

Prior to her advocacy work, Atkinson held a variety of positions in the health care industry including her last position as vice president of Mission Services for Intermountain Healthcare. Atkinson was appointed to the State Board of Regents for ten years. She has also served on the State Board of Education and the Utah College of Applied Technology Board. She now serves on the State Homeless Coordinating Committee, Utah Coalition Against Pornography, Envision Utah, and the Refugee Services Advisory Board.


Join us at the New Pioneers: American Dream Award Luncheon, April 19: Register Here