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Our historic fundraising effort is led by a team of community and business leaders who are championing Utah's future by supporting SLCC. We appreciate their partnership, and we thank them for their commitment to our students.

Gail Miller

Gail Miller is the owner of the Larry H. Miller Company and immediate past chair of the company's board of directors. She currently presides over the Larry H. Miller Education Foundation and the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation, supporting a wide range of charitable, educational and humanitarian causes.

Gail gives freely of her time and is actively involved in many other business, civic and educational endeavors including Intermountain Healthcare's Board of Trustees, the Zions Bank Advisory Board and the President's Campaign Senior Advisory Council at the University of Utah. She also serves on the President's Leadership Council at Brigham Young University and co-chairs the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute's Advisory Board. Gail is also author of the book, Courage to be You: Inspiring Lessons from an Unexpected Journey.

Gail holds Doctor of Humane Letters honorary degrees from the University of Utah and Salt Lake Community College, an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Weber State University, an honorary Doctor of Business from Utah Valley University, and an honorary Doctor of Public Service from Southern Utah University. In addition, the Congressional Award Foundation honored Gail in 2019 with its prestigious Horizon Award, which recognizes individuals from the private sector who work to expand opportunities for all Americans through their personal contributions.

Christine C. Ivory

Christine C. Ivory is a project manager and design consultant for Ivory Homes, where she focuses her efforts on landscape, architectural design elements and master-planned communities.

In 2004, Christine and her husband Clark launched the Clark and Christine Ivory Foundation. The organization focuses on four areas: innovations in housing affordability; improved access to education and increasing university completion rates; creating greener and more sustainable neighborhoods; and expanding opportunities for the disadvantaged.

Christine, along with her husband and son, lived in Bucharest from 2014 to 2017 as they presided over the Romania Moldova Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Since their return from Europe, Christine and Clark have made their home in Holladay, Utah. She currently serves on the Tanner Dance Board at the University of Utah and the National Advisory Councils for both Weber State University and the University of Utah.

Coralie Ashton Alder

Coralie Ashton Alder retired from the University of Utah in 2010 after working 10 years as the university's public and media relations director. Prior to employment at the U, Coralie worked for Utah Transit Authority as its spokesperson. She has also served as director of the Coalition for Utah's Future/Project 2000 and worked as a producer of KUED's "Worth Watching."

Coralie is active on many community advisory boards and committees. Past and current boards include the Junior League of Salt Lake, Zions Bank Women's Financial Group, the Utah Office of Child Care Advisory Board, the Family Support Center, Neighborhood House, American Red Cross Salt Lake Chapter and Community Nursing Services.

Coralie graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and a minor in art history from the University of Utah and studied abroad at Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany.

Dave Thomas

After five years working as an educator, Dave entered the world of marketing as a music composer for radio and television commercials. After creating over 100 jingles, he began developing complete creative concepts to promote his clients' businesses.

Dave founded his first advertising agency, Thomas Phillips Clawson, in 1982. In 1989, he sold the agency to Evans Group and served as CEO of their Salt Lake, Los Angeles and Denver offices during the next several years. When Evans Group was sold to Paris-based advertising giant Publicis in 1998, Dave became president of the company's Salt Lake office. After a run for Congress in 2002, he founded the marketing agency ThomasARTS with his three sons, Troy, Matt and Brett.

Dave holds a bachelor's degree from Weber State University and a master's degree from Brigham Young University. In 2010, the Utah Advertising Federation honored him with its prestigious Silver Medal Award. He is also a recipient of the annual Doris S. Melich Founders' Award from the Utah/Idaho Arthritis Association and has received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Salt Lake Community College.

Jay Francis

Jay K. Francis is the President and CEO of the South Valley Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as executive vice president of Corporate Affairs and Miller Family Philanthropy for the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. Jay was also senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the Utah Jazz for almost 22 years.

Jay studied business and communications at the University of Utah. He started an advertising agency in the early 1980s and over the years grew his clientele. After doing some promotional work for the Utah Jazz, he accepted a position as their marketing director. Since then, Jay has held several roles with the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, including overseeing its real estate arm and corporate public events.

Jay is an avid golfer and helps lead the annual Gail Miller Utah Leadership Cup event, which raises scholarship funds for SLCC students. In 2019, the college awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition for his commitment to the community and to education.

John Firmage

John Firmage is a native of Salt Lake City and an alumnus of the University of Utah. He is currently president and CEO of Firmco Financial, Inc., a full-service leasing and accounts receivable business that provides customers throughout the United States with automotive, equipment and medical lending.

John began his finance career in 1982 and quickly grew his business from BMW Auto Leasing, Inc. to a multi-dimensional company consisting of Firmco Leasing, Firmco Business Funding, Inc. and Firmco Medical, Inc. He is an owner, officer and board chair for the following companies: BMW of Murray; Mini of Murray; BMW of Pleasant Grove; and the Culligan Water Companies of Utah, all of which make up the Firmage Group of Companies.

Community service is important to John, and examples of his dedication to helping others include membership on several boards and councils, including Wells Fargo Bank, Ronald McDonald House, United Vehicle Leasing Association, United Association of Equipment Lessors and the University of Utah Museum of Fine Arts. He has also served as a board member or trustee with the Utah/Idaho chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, Ballet West, University of Utah College of Social & Behavioral Science and the Multiple Sclerosis Society Utah Chapter.

Carol Firmage

Carol Firmage is a visionary community leader, passionate about building strategic opportunities in the arts, education, healthcare, leadership and business development. She is owner of Legacy Design & Sales, a business she started in 1985 that specializes in commercial interior design. Since 2007, Carol has been a marketing consultant and facility coordinator for the Firmage Group of Companies.

Carol is a current member of the Global Outreach Executive Council for the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and a board member for Neighborhood House. She is also a First Assent Mentor for the U of U's David Eccles School of Business. Previously, she served on the executive councils for the University of Utah's Health Science Advocates and the Museum of Fine Arts Contemporary Art Council.

Keri Hale

Keri Hale is the director of charitable giving for The Dell Loy Hansen Family Foundation. She holds an undergraduate degree in arts administration from Westminster College and a master's in business administration from Western Governors University.

After graduating from Westminster in 2016, Keri went on to work for the Real Salt Lake Foundation as a community liaison. During this time, she was also a freelancer and worked for Mtn Air, a podcast production company, as their creative director. In 2019, she began working for The Dell Loy Hansen Family Foundation.

Keri has served on a variety of boards outside of the DLHF Foundation, including; Hale Centre Theatre Board of Trustees; Utah Valley University Arts Resource Council; Sundance Utah Leadership Board; MarketStar Foundation Board; Logan Encircle Advisory Board; and Utah State University's Caine College of the Arts Advancement Council.

Kyle Treadway

Kyle Treadway is dealer principal for Kenworth Sales Company's Salt Lake City franchise. In that role, he is president of the heavy and medium duty commercial truck dealership, offering sales of new and used equipment, financing, leasing, rental, insurance, parts, service and body work to customers in 10 states. Since 1987 he has also served Kenworth's as legal counsel, and over the years he has played an instrumental role in growing the company from 3 locations to 32 locations.

Kyle is a member of the board of directors for Continental Bank and the Utah Auto Dealers Association. He also been involved with the board of directors for the American Truck Dealers, National Auto Dealers Association, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, and the Utah Trucking Association. Kyle holds a juris doctorate from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and bachelor's and master's degrees in English and sociology from Stanford University.

Kyle has been honored many times for his work, including the 2014 Truck Dealer of the Year award from American Truck Dealers (a division of the National Auto Dealers Association) and the 2021 Truck Dealer of the Year from Kenworth Truck Company. He was also inducted into the Utah Auto Dealers Association Hall of Fame in 2022.

Nikki Walker

Nikki Walker, director of community engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Domo, leads a team of professionals to elevate and amplify the company by creating initiatives focused on diversity and inclusion, workplace equity and community engagement. In her role, Nikki leads Domo's newly formed DEI leadership council, which represents voices from around the organization to bring a more contextual application of DEI best practices across the entire business. In addition to helping advance a culture of belonging at Domo, she focuses building a more diverse pool of qualified talent in the tech industry by creating employment pipelines and supporting student leadership programs.

Nikki currently serves on the board of directors for the LGBTQ+ advocacy organization Encircle, The Children's Center Utah and the Utah Tech Leads PAC. She is also involved with the Foundation Board and President's Cabinet of Salt Lake Community College, the KUED Advisory Board, the NAACP, the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Junior League of Salt Lake City. Nikki is also the 2021 winner of the Women Tech Council's Change Catalyst award.

Scott McCullough

Scott McCullough is an attorney and founding member of the McCullough Group in Kaysville, Utah, specializing in estate planning, asset protection, charitable giving and business planning. He is also executive director of The Pi Fund, a public charity established in 2002, and a past member of the SLCC Foundation board.

Scott is past president of the Utah State Bar's estate planning section and of the Salt Lake Estate Planning Council. He says his "greatest accomplishments" call him "dad," as he and his wife have four children. He enjoys being on skis (snow or water) or on a bike (mountain or road).

Scott earned his juris doctor degree from the Brigham Young University Law School and a bachelor's degree from Utah State University. He also took classes at SLCC. He is also a past president of the Utah/Idaho chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund's board of directors and former chair of the Primary Children's Hospital Planned Giving Committee.

Tim Huval

Tim Huval is chief administrative officer at Humana. He fell ill in recent years with a debilitating sickness that confounded medical professionals. Tim eventually rallied and recovered, and through the process he gained greater appreciation for life and its myriad opportunities to connect with others.

Tim graduated from SLCC in 1989 with an associate's degree in business management. He earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Weber State University in 1991 and a master's degree in public administration from Brigham Young University in 1996. He joined Humana in 2012 as the company's senior vice president and chief human resource officer, and in 2015, earned the No. 1 spot on Forbes magazine's Top 10 Chief Human Resources Officers list. He was named Humana's chief administrative officer in 2019.

Tim and his wife, Brenda, have deep roots at SLCC. From 1991 to 1997, he was director of the college's Custom Fit Training, Continuing and Community Education department. In 2007, the college awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and in 2015, SLCC named its South City Campus child care facility the Tim and Brenda Huval Child Care Center. The Huvals were also instrumental in building SLCC's newest facility, the Tim and Brenda Huval Student Center, on the college's Jordan Campus. The center opened in 2021 and provides a one-stop location for students to access critical support services.