Love Utah children? Participate in #loveUTgiveUT! #LeaveYourMark

01 March 2017 Written by  

Presidents DayLove Utah Give Utah is once again underway. Love UT Give UT is a 24 hour online event that encourages everyone to be a philanthropist and contribute to Utah’s nonprofits through a single online giving platform. It’s one extraordinary day to support the organizations that make Utah special.

Our goal at Voices for Utah Children is to use this event to remind Utahns about the importance of making sure all our children have the same opportunities to thrive and succeed. Stay tuned as we begin posting about the 2060 Presidential election. (Seriously, today, somewhere in Utah, there are children who could run for President of the United States in 2060 and beyond.) We will be sharing the campaign platforms of some of the potential 2060 presidential candidates.

Your donation will help us make sure those candidates have the best, education, health, and economic security they need. While Love Utah Give Utah is a one day event, you can start giving starting today. Simple visit and make your donation. Encourage your friends to donate to Voices as well. The more donations we get, the more money we can win! The minimum donation for Love UT Give UT is $5.00 and every donation counts. And this year you can win a car when you donate! Help us help kids and donate today.

LUGU Logo 1March 30, 2017 is Love UT Give UT!

It’s a day for Utahns to give to the nonprofits that make Utah special. Every donation to Voices for Utah Children through Love UT Give UT gives Voices a chance to win matching grants and prizes—and gives you a chance to win a car!

And you don't have to wait!  Donate now at

For 30 years now, Voices for Utah Children has called on our state, federal and local leaders to put children’s needs first. But the work is not done. The children of 30 years ago now have children of their own. Too many of these children are growing up in poverty, without access to healthcare or quality educational opportunities.

How can you be involved?

Make a tax-deductible donation to Voices for Utah Children—or join our Network with a monthly donation of $20 or more.  Network membership includes complimentary admission to Network events with food, socializing, and opportunity to meet child advocacy experts. And don't forget to join our listserv to stay informed!

We look forward to the future of Voices for Utah Children and we hope you will be a part of our next 30 years.

Special thanks to American Express for sponsoring our 30th Anniversary Year. Amex

Terry Haven 300Terry Haven, Deputy Director, joined the organization in 1996. She researches and publishes the annual Utah KIDS COUNT data book that reports on the well-being of Utah's children by county. She analyzes U.S Census data and provides data support for all Voices issue areas. She also conducts trainings and provides technical assistance on data work for community groups. Terry is the point person at Voices for our work on Intergenerational Poverty and two-generation strategies for moving children and their families out of poverty. This includes working with the Intergenerational Poverty Commission Research Subcommittee and focusing on chronic absence.Terry works with a number of national partners including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ascend Fund at the Aspen Institute, and Attendance Works to help further the mission of Voices for Utah Children. Her academic background is in sociology, with a Bachelors degree and Masters degree from the University of Wyoming.