Salt Lake Chamber hosts celebration honoring Ivory’s dedication to the community

SALT LAKE CITY (April 25, 2024) The Salt Lake Chamber honored Clark D. Ivory, CEO of Ivory Homes, as the 45th Giant in our City on April 25, 2024. This award, widely recognized as the most prestigious business award in Utah, honors those with exceptional and distinguished service, as well as extraordinary professional achievement. 

In partnership with the Utah Community Builders, the Salt Lake Chamber also recognized Carol Hollowell, executive director of Switchpoint, with the 6th annual Lane Beattie Utah Community Builder Award. This award recognizes an inspirational individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to address critical community needs.

“Clark Ivory and Carol Hollowell are both remarkable examples of dedication and commitment,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber. “Clark’s impressive work in the housing industry, as well as his other philanthropic endeavors, has led to lasting economic growth for Utah. Carol’s incredible commitment to addressing the needs of community members experiencing homelessness is a noteworthy testament to the impact people can make.” 

Below are just some of Clark Ivory’s monumental accomplishments:

  • Ivory Homes has led the Utah housing market since 1988, and under Clark’s leadership, diversified the company’s product offering, completing more than 25,000 single-family homes, townhomes and apartments. 
  • Clark created the Ivory Institute in 1996, for valued trade partners, employees and team members to gather and share goals and insights. 
  • Clark’s leadership helped develop the Ivory University House, a residential community for students at the University of Utah to have a substance-free, safety-oriented amenity-packed living situation. 
  • Clark is involved in several nonprofit organizations, one being Ivory Innovations, whose mission is to catalyze innovation in housing affordability. 
  • As the Executive Sponsor of the Utah Housing Preservation Fund, he has helped preserve thousands of safe and affordable rental units and increase health outcomes for low- and moderate-income Utahns. 
  • Clark is Chair of the Utah Impact Partnership, which strives to improve decision-making to solutions for homelessness and housing instability, social mobility, civil discourse, economic prosperity, community development and preparing for growth in Utah.
  • Clark and his wife, Christine, provide support to individuals through the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation, which improves access to education, creates affordable housing and builds sustainable communities. 

Presenting sponsors of the Giant in the City event included: Clyde Companies, Deseret Management Corporation, Gardner Group, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Hadco Construction, Ivory Homes, Kilgore Companies, Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, Merit Medical Systems, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation, WCF Insurance and Zions Bank. The Buckner Company, Dominion Energy, FOCUS Engineering & Surveying, Intermountain Health, Ivory Commercial, O.C. Tanner and Woodbury Corporation were event sponsors. Executive Sponsors were ABC Supply Co., Beesley Family Foundation, Big-D Construction, Boyer Company, Builders FirstSource, Cottonwood Title, Gold Stream Retirement Communities, Ivory Innovations, LKL Associates, Momentum Loans, Oakland Construction, Perry Homes, Plumb Holdings, RC Willey, SME Industries, The University of Utah and Utah Design Center.

For more information about our Giant in our City honor click here, Utah Community Builder Awardee click here and a full list of sponsors, click here.