We are committed to 100% 
of kids and families thriving.

We remove barriers and focus resources on improving education and access to basic needs.

We are committed to 100% of kids and families thriving.

We remove barriers and focus resources on improving education and access to basic needs.

As of July 1, 2023, United Way of Salt Lake, Promise Partnership Utah, and 211 Utah are part of the Utah’s Promise organization. Utah's Promise is focused on building and supporting partnerships and civic infrastructure necessary to help every Utahn in need access the resources and supports available in our social care system, and to help every child in Utah achieve their potential through education from birth-to-career.

The organization includes Utah’s Promise Alliance, the philanthropic leadership infrastructure that enables aligned, data-driven, and results-focused action among philanthropic entities.

United Way of Salt Lake mobilizes people and resources to improve basic needs and education outcomes for kids and families.
211 Utah, supported by United Ways of Utah, is the state's leading resource network connecting Utahns in need with local health and social services.
Promise Partnership Utah collaborates with public and private sector partners to transform the education environment for Utah kids.


Utah’s Promise is a results-driven organization that builds and supports the philanthropic and partnership
infrastructure needed to create opportunity for 100% of kids and families to thrive.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Utah’s Promise is a passionate group of community leaders from education, industry, philanthropy, nonprofits, 
and government who work to align resources, set priorities, influence policies, share data, and measure results to improve education and basic needs. 
Our work is rooted in community, and we value connecting decision making closer to those most impacted. 

For more information on the evolution of our governance and our equity journey, contact Christina-Mai Just, Chief Equity Officer at 

Kirk Aubry

President & CEO, Savage

Lauren Call

Board Member, Call to Action Foundation & Call Foundation

Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Managing Member, Aspira Public Affairs

Milton Collins

Principal, Lincoln Elementary School

Michelle Crawford

Executive Director, CIRCLES Salt Lake

Neelam Chand

CEO, Shift SLC

Bill Crim

President & CEO, Utah’s Promise

Christian Gardner

Chairman of the Board & CEO, Gardner Company

Moe Hickey

Executive Director, Voices for Utah Children

Crystal Low

EVP - Director Business Payments & Technology, Zions Bank

Ben McAdams

Founder, Common Ground Institute

Kathie Miller

Trustee, Mark & Kathie Miller Foundation

Mikelle Moore

Shawn Newell

President, Waves Enterprises

Asha Parekh

(Vice Chair)
Director, Victim Support Services Division,
Salt Lake County District Attorney

Senior Management

Amy Ahrens-Terpstra

Chief Impact Officer

Sandra Carpio

211 Managing Director

Bill Crim

President & CEO

Elizabeth Garbe

VP, Public Policy

Garet Hawley

Sr. Director, People and Operations

Kat Johnson

Chief of Staff

Christina-Mai Just

Chief Equity Officer

Jamie Kaneko

VP, Strategic Communications & Marketing

Angela Matthes

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Moes

Chief Development Officer

For more information or to be part of our mission to change lives in Utah, contact