Press Release: GIVE Salt Lake Announces Expanding Lineup

The line-up of speakers, judges and participants for GIVE Salt Lake is expanding and, according to event producer Michael Merchant, each new participant brings an important new benefit to attendees. 

“Based on the initial response to the concept, we knew we had something special. Still, it is so rewarding to see experts in all fields, clear their schedules and participate in this groundbreaking community discussion.”

Joining Robert C. Gay and Forever Young Foundation founder and NFL Hall-of-Famer, Steve Young, speakers include: James Ferrell (best-selling author and director of the Arbinger Institute), Spencer Zwick (Founder at Solamere Capital and former Deputy Chief of Staff to Mitt Romney), Rachael Herrscher (Founder/CEO and publisher of, Davis Smith (Founder/CEO of Cotopaxi), Lindsey Kneuven (Chief Impact Officer of Cotopaxi), Jaremy Keele (Executive Director of the Policy Innovation Lab at the Sorenson Global Impact Investing Center at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business) andRobert Workman (president and founder of TIFIE Humanitarian and GOAL ZERO).

GIVE Salt Lake is a first-of-its-kind event that brings togetherCEOs, community leaders, corporate giving officers, executive directors, granting foundations, students, social entrepreneurs, and change-makers from across the state. Held at the David Eccles School of Business, GIVE Salt Lake will feature two days of inspiration, presentations, workshops and training. Attendees will benefit from insights into best practices, new technologies and a nonprofit pitch competition.

According to Forever Young Foundation founder, Steve Young, there is a reason the event is partnering with the Eccles School of Business. “The uniqueness of this event is found in the direct collaboration between business and nonprofit sectors. In today’s competitive environment, businesses need to demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility but do so in a manner that protects the business. This changes the game for charities who now must understand—more than ever before—the distinctive business need for results. This event will help charities rise to meet this opportunity in three ways; to learn together, to celebrate and accelerate the work of effective nonprofits, and to promote innovation and understanding through a business-charity collaboration.”

Proceeds from the event will be used to give nonprofit leaders access to some of the world’s best leadership and management training through the Forever Young Institute.