2018 Gala - The Works and Wonders of  Art: Creating a Unique Masterpiece

     On Friday, March 16, UIRC held its annual fundraiser! We held a gala and silent auction at The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City. The event was emceed by local radio host Frankie Corrigan of 91.7 ZHT with Dave and Laura Kim as keynote speakers. The Kims spoke about their own infertility journey and showed the film they created in collaboration with local artist Emily Bagley as part of the Arches in Perspective: The ART of Infertility in Utah exhibit. Board members Melanie Jordan and Seth Finlinson spoke about our successes in 2017 and their excitement about our future years.

     The Board of Directors presented our annual Infertility Impact Awards to some incredible people in our community. The Outstanding Volunteer Award went to Lindsey Boone, a pillar of the infertility community and a support group leader in Cache Valley. The Lean on Me Award was awarded to Emily Thornton, an adoptive mother who has been a huge support in the adoption community, even since her husband’s sudden passing due to  a tragic car accident. The Commitment to Service Award went to RCC’s Laboratory Director Brett and embryologist Sasha Reggio, and Chantel and Barrett Labrum, adoptive parents who have served on the Utah Adoption Council, received the Inspiration Award. After the awards, our Executive Director Camille Hawkins wrapped up the evening with some heartfelt words of thanks to all in attendance.

     We raised over $32,000 and we are so appreciative of the many people who donated, bid on auction items, sponsored, or otherwise supported this fantastic event. A huge thank you to those who served on the Gala Committee, our amazing event planner, Brooke Gingras with Brooke Bloom Events, The ART of Infertility, and our board for organizing and putting this great fundraiser together.


We also want to thank our generous event sponsors:

  • Utah Fertility Center

  • Reproductive Care Center

  • EMD Serono

  • The Falls Event Center

  • Brooke Bloom Events

  • Ferring Pharmacuticals


  • Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine

  • Snow Christensen & Martinueau

  • Albion Financial

  • Kirton McConkie

  • Zions Bank

  • Futura Car Wash

  • Academy Mortgage

  • Universal Business Builder

  • Burningham Works, LLC

  • Serenity Recovery & Wellness

Thank You to our Generous Sponsors and Donors
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