Utah Ethical Leadership Award

The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are designed to recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by businessman Bill Daniels. Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and in the importance of absolute ethical principles. Learn more about Bill Daniels' philanthropic and business impact in Utah. 

The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards recognize leadership in Utah businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government entities that embody best practices in ethical behaviors. The awards are a collaboration of the Community Foundation of Utah, the Daniels Fund, and the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business. 

How to Participate

Nominees for the Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are judged against the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Principles:

  • Integrity – Act with honesty in all situations
  • Trust – Build trust in all stakeholder relationships
  • Accountability – Accept responsibility for all decisions
  • Transparency – Maintain open and truthful communications
  • Fairness – Engage in fair competition and create equitable and just relationships
  • Respect – Honor the rights, freedoms, views and property of others
  • Rule of Law – Comply with the spirit and intent of laws and regulations
  • Viability – Create long-term value for all relevant stakeholders

Check back in spring 2017 for more information about the 2017 program timeline.

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Congratulations 2016 Utah Ethical Leadership Award Winners


  • Winner: Mark Miller Subaru
  • Finalists: WCF Insurance, Tink’s Superior Auto Parts


  • Winner: National Ability Center
  • Finalists: Kostopulos Dream Foundation, Comunidades Unidas


  • Winner: Utah Developmental Disability Council
  • Finalists: Commission on Services and Volunteerism, Coalville City


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 2015 Utah Ethical Leadership Award Winners


  • Winner: Health Catalyst
  • Finalists: XMission, Mark Miller Subaru


  • Winner: Neighborhood House
  • Finalists: Salt Lake Community Action Program, Project Read


  • Winner: Housing Authority of Salt Lake City
  • Finalists: Salt Lake County, Utah Attorney General’s Office