Community Giver Award
“Making a Difference”
Box Elder Credit Union is proud to recognize extraordinary individuals and organizations in our community whose service and selfless giving make a positive difference.
Left: Box Elder Credit Union CEO, Scott Webre Middle: Sean Horsley, Box Elder Suicide Prevention Coalition Right: Danielle Rasmussen, Garland City Library
Do you know a Community Giver?
Do you know an individual or organization who inspires you?
If so, we want to hear from you! Box Elder Credit Union is accepting nominations for the Box Elder Credit Union Community Giver Award, which is awarded once a year in the spring. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis. Nominate a person in one of two easy ways:
Complete the online form:
Mail it in:
Print form, fill out and mail:
Tonya Gail – Community Giver Award
c/o Box Elder Credit Union
1023 Medical Drive
Brigham City, UT 84302
The recipient of the Box Elder Credit Union Community Giver Award will receive recognition for their extraordinary service to the community and up to $1000 from Box Elder Credit Union to use towards their charitable organization or to give to a charity or community service of their choice.
Any person of any age who lives in Box Elder County is eligible.
Former Award Recipients
Acts Six Soup Kitchen
Awarded April 23, 2018
Acts Six Soup Kitchen has served those in need in Brigham City for 33 years by providing a hot meal on Thursday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. at their location at 912 North Main Street. In 2017 the soup kitchen provided over 5,100 meals to those in need. One-third of which went to feed children.
Susan Poulsen volunteers her time and helps keep the kitchen going, along with other volunteers. Acts Six is a non-profit and is run 100 percent by volunteers. No one is paid, and they say they serve the community because of one reason: love.
Boys & Girls Club – Box Elder County/Northern Utah
Awarded April 3, 2017
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Utah (BGCNU) serves Box Elder & Cache counties. Programs are provided for students in grades kindergarten through 12th and their families. The Club coordinates and collaborates with schools, cities, counties, volunteer groups and other non-profit organizations to better the communities we serve.
BGCNU serves 1250 school age youth annually with best practice programs and proven curriculum. With an average daily attendance of 400, the Club provides at least 70 activities every day. BGCNU serves 9000 plus family members and community members through targeted events and activities.
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Utah’s purpose is to produce quality outcomes with the youth that we serve. The Formula for Impact is a proven strategy implemented at every Club Site.
Box Elder Food Pantry/Linda Hansen – Brigham City
Awarded April 11, 2016
For over 8 years Linda Hansen has been the driving force behind the Box Elder Community Food Pantry. She has spent countless hours of her own time and resources to make sure the pantry is strong and able to provide for those in need. As you can imagine, overseeing a nonprofit organization comes with many stresses. As we have gone through the recession, our communities needs have grown and Linda has gone above and beyond to make sure every child, family, senior citizen and person is taken care of.
Mike Romer – Brigham City
Awarded April 11, 2016
For the last 18 years, Mike Romer has donated his time and resources as a facilitator and instructor for inmates at the Box Elder County Jail. It can be a very painful time for some who have to spend time in the jail and sometimes it’s a pivotal turning point in their lives. Mike not only impacts the inmates he teaches, but he also has an impact on their families and the staff and officers at the county jail. Mike has always volunteered quietly but through the years his time and talents have truly made a difference in so many lives.
Kacie Miller – Willard
Awarded April 13, 2015
When Kacie, a 10-year-old Willard girl, found out her grandma was making kits for children at St. Anne’s Homeless Shelter, she wanted to do something to help, so she started sewing dolls on a sewing machine she asked for at Christmas. Kacie said she hopes to make around 50 dolls to put in the kits.
Daisy Kent – Garland
Awarded April 13, 2015
Daisy is a community giver in every sense of the word. Daisy makes and donates at least 50 quilts a year using her own money, time and skills to those in need. This alone would keep anyone busy, but Daisy makes the time to help and volunteer in several other areas as well. Most would never know all that Daisy does to give to our community, but luckily her daughter Brenda let us know by nominating her mother for the award.
Box Elder Community Garden
Jenny Hill & Amber Davidsavor – Co-Garden Organizers
Awarded December 1, 2014
Box Elder Community Garden was established to provide a place for people in Box Elder County who do not have a space of their own to plant and grow their own food while also promoting charitable giving by providing excess bounty to the local food pantry and/or others in need. A 20 ft x 4 ft wide growing space can be rented for as little as $10 for the season.
Box Elder High School BEE BUDDIES Service Club
Awarded April 14, 2014
The BEE BUDDIES program is a service club at Box Elder High School devoted to supporting the school’s more than 160 special education and special need students in socializing and extracur- ricular activities. The highlight of the year is when BEE BUDDIES helps escort the students to the prom and events leading up to the prom.
Amber Rust – Photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Awarded November, 2013
Amber is a professional potographer who volunteers her talent and services to families within our community. As a volunteer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, Amber provides the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby. Box Elder Credit Union is proud to recognize Amber Rust with the most recent Community Giver Award.
Sean Horsley – Box Elder County Suicide Prevention Coalition
Awarded April, 2013
As a social worker in the community, Sean helped create the Box Elder County Suicide Prevention Coalition to address the alarming high suicide rates in our community. One of the goals of the coalition is to raise community awareness of this issue and to decrease suicide rates in Box Elder County. Sean also offers a grief support group at no cost to help those who have lost loved ones. Box Elder Credit Union is proud to recognize Sean Horsley with the Community Giver Award for his dedication, service and selfless giving, which have made a positive difference in Box Elder County.
Garland Public Library – Danielle Rasmussen
Awarded April, 2013
The Garland Public Library has been serving the city of Garland area for almost 100 years! Along with providing books for learning and enjoyment the Library also provides activities and programming to the community in a safe and healthy environment and a fun summer reading program among other things. Box Elder Credit Union is proud to recognize the Garland Public Library with the Community Giver Award.