Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable earns award for supporting seniors

Aug 17 2012 - 4:44pm

KAYSVILLE -- The Friends of St. Joseph Villa Foundation for Charity Care has selected the board of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable as recipient of the Foundation's annual Continuum of Caring Award.

Roundtable Board Chairman Alan Bachman will accept the award on behalf of the Roundtable membership at the 22nd annual Hope Benefit dinner and auction at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

The Continuum of Caring Award has been a part of the Hope Benefit since 1995. It is presented annually to individuals or groups who work with, or in support of, seniors in the community.

"The Friends of the Foundation selected the Board of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable for this year's award because it is an organization of many faiths and beliefs," said Foundation President Beth Ehrhardt.

"The Friends believe that it is fundamental in each of these faiths to honor and support the poor and the sick, including the elderly. For this reason, the Friends found the Board, as representative of the entire Roundtable, to be highly deserving of this award."

Past recipients represent a cross section of the community, and include The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas Monson and Frances Monson; the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney Family and Foundation; the Jack and Grace Mary Gallivan Family; and the Right Rev. Carolyn Tanner Irish of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah.

Sponsorships and tickets are still available.

For more information about the Hope Benefit and the St. Joseph Villa Foundation for Charity Care, call 801-468-6806 or visit www.stjosephvillafoundation.org.

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