Utah Ethical Leadership Award

The Utah Ethical Leadership Awards are designed to recognize organizations that embody the spirit of ethical leadership exhibited by Bill Daniels, a founder of the modern cable industry and former owner of the Utah Stars. Bill Daniels believed deeply in ethics and integrity, and in the importance of absolute ethical principles, which earned him great respect throughout the business world. 

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

The 2017 Utah Ethical Leadership Awards took place on September 8th, 2017. 

The 2017 awards program was sponsored by the Daniels Fund, the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the David Eccles School of Business, the Community Foundation of Utah, Utah Business Magazine, and the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah.

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

2017 Resources


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2017 Utah Ethical Leadership Award Winners


  • Winner: Tink's Superior Auto Parts
  • Finalists: YESCO, Allwest Communications, Les Olson Company


  • Winner: Big Brothers, Big Sisters 
  • Finalists: Kostopulos Dream Foundation, The INN Between


  • Winner: Lowell Bennion Community Services Center
  • Finalists: Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services
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
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