Legacy Awards to Honor Those …

Salt Lake City, UT – The Sutherland Institute announced that it will host its 2008 Legacy Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 7:00 pm, on the fourth floor of the Rice-Eccles Stadium and Towers at theUniversity of Utah.  The event will honor Utah community leaders for their efforts to promote family, faith, freedom, personal responsibility, and private property.  The awards portion of the evening will begin at 8:00 pm.




“So often in the news, all we hear about are criminals, scandal, and tragedy,” said Paul T. Mero, president of the Sutherland Institute.  “We feel it’s important to find ways to emphasize the good in society and the people who make it that way.”



The honorees include:


  • Legacy Award:  The late Mr. Richard Headlee and, his wife, Mrs. Mary Headlee, for a lifetime of service in promoting faith, family, and freedom.
  • Private Property Award:  Utah Home Builders Association for encouraging home ownership and fighting to protect the rights of property owners.
  • Personal Responsibility Award:  United Way for the Utah Saves program promoting and encouraging personal responsibility.

Mitt Romney, a long-time friend of the Headlees, believes their award is long overdue.  “I can’t think of a more deserving couple who spent a lifetime of service in promoting faith, family and freedom.”




More than 200 elected officials and community leaders are expected to be in attendance at the Legacy Awards Banquet.  The event is part of an ongoing Sutherland effort to recognize individuals and organizations that, through private initiative, have improved Utah in ways that reflect Sutherland’s governing principles: personal responsibility, family, religion, private property, free markets, charity, and limited government.




For more information, please contact Katie Christensen at 801.355.1272.