Utah Community Builders2020-08-25T14:59:16-07:00

Utah Community Builders

Utah Community Builders addresses our state’s most pressing challenges by providing a platform for the business community to engage on social issues. This effort will help strengthen partnerships between business leaders, service providers, academic experts and government agencies on social issues affecting Utah’s business community. 

Guiding Principles:


Utah's Pressing Challenges

Identify Utah's Pressing Challenges

Through high-quality data and research we focus on the area of greatest need, impact and results


with business community, issue experts and stakeholders


We bring together the business community, nonprofits, service providers and thought leaders to identify areas and plan for improvement


social responsibility with the business community

Promote social responsibility with the business community

We provide actionable steps for businesses to take to address pressing challenges


the next generation of problem-solvers

Encourage the next generation of problem-solvers

Through process engagement we instill the importance of social responsibility in leaders of tomorrow

Project Priorities:

  • Intergenerational Poverty
  • Behavioral Health
  • Immigration
  • Child Care

Advisory Board:
*Denotes co-chair

  • Derek Miller, president and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance
  • Clark Ivory, CEO, Ivory Homes*
  • Lisa Eccles, president and COO, George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation*
  • Davis Smith, founder and CEO, Cotopaxi
  • Elaine Dalton, community advocate, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Crystal Maggelet, president and CEO, FJ Management
  • Greg Miller, Board of Directors, Larry H. Miller Group of Companies
  • Bishop Oscar Solis, Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Leading With Hope Initiative

The Leading with Hope initiative cares for our community’s most vulnerable and supports small businesses, while also provides enhanced opportunities for our youth in this challenging time.

To accomplish this, Utah Community Builders will complement the state’s Utah Leads Together plan with “Leading with Hope” which is a comprehensive effort comprised of four major initiatives:

  • Ensuring no one in our community is left behind.
  • Educating vulnerable employers and employees to be self-reliant.
  • Engaging our young people as part of the solution.
  • Building confidence in our economy with a hopeful campaign

The vision of Leading with Hope will be built upon and executed by Hope Corps, which will engage Utah’s young people with capabilities that need applied experience to meet our mission, including current and recently graduating college students, returning missionaries and graduating high school seniors and other youth (18+).

Click Here for More Information on Leading with Hope

The Hope Corps‘ goal, in partnership with the Utah Community Builders, is to assist and lift the businesses, non-profits and people of Utah.

Passionate students, recent college graduates, and young volunteers, comprising the members of the Hope Corps, will be matched with individuals, non-profits, and small businesses in need. COVID – 19 has prompted an incredible response from every level of government and community but there are still many Utahns in need of aid. The Hope Corps will temporarily employ talented young people to help with everything from after-school tutoring to adjusting business plans to adapting to e-commerce. This way, students can gain valuable experience during this uncertain time while helping to build up their community. To learn more about the Hope Corps and its partners, click here.