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Text of "Giant in Our City" Award Presented to Presiding Bishop H. David Burton

This is the text of the "Giant in Our City" award presented to Presiding Bishop H. David Burton on 16 March 2011. This award is given by the Salt Lake Chamber and is recognized as the most prestigious business award in Utah.

Bishop H. David Burton, Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, stands as a pillar of strength in our community. For the past 30 years, he has helped build a great American city and extended charitable service around the globe. His love for Salt Lake City, the state of Utah and for his fellow man has inspired millions and left a legacy of service for others to follow.
Charity is the true manifestation of love and no one better applies that principle than Bishop Burton. He has orchestrated a renaissance of Utah’s capital city, reinvigorating commerce, supporting the arts and cultivating true community. Through his leadership of the church’s welfare program he has served the less fortunate here and abroad. He has led efforts to build transitional housing for the homeless, aid victims of natural disasters and funded community-enriching charities. We are better people and a better community because of his ability to lift and to love.
For his many outstanding contributions, the Salt Lake Chamber is proud to honor Bishop H. David Burton as A Giant In Our City.

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