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By Kent Larsen

Pres. Hinckley Given Another Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- For the second time in a week, LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley has been honored. This time, He has been given the Outstanding Leadership Award from the Coalition for Utah Families, for his "untiring efforts to strengthen families." The award was presented Tuesday morning at the 2000 Governor's Awards ceremony at the Utah state Capitol.

In addition to President Hinckley, three other individuals were given awards, as were four organizations. Receiving the Business Award was LDS Church-owned broadcaster Bonneville International. The company was recognized for its donations of services and money to family-related charities, including the Utah Youth Village, Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and United Way.

The other individuals recognized were Utah Lt. Gov. Olene S. Walker, Maggie St. Claire, vice president of community affairs at LDS Church-owned KSL-TV and Helen Davis, recognized for providing foster care for three severely abused and neglected children. The other organizations that received awards were the Greenbacks Foundation, which assists single moms, and Midvale and American Fork cities.


Coalition Gives Awards for Family-Building Efforts
Salt Lake Tribune 22Nov00 N2

Governor's Awards accent family
Deseret News 21Nov00 N2


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