Founding Board Member
We will end the world school shortage in our lifetime. Not all kids go to school, and there aren’t enough schools. It’s a school shortage, and we’ll end it. We won’t reduce it; we’ll end it. Not in 100 years, but twenty. Not all kids go because of an information gap we can bridge; there aren’t enough schools because of a market failure we can fix. In Mexico the market failure means ten million students attend school in shacks and the information gap keeps 350,000 fifteen year olds from high school every year. We will end Mexico’s school shortage. Then, we’ll end it for the entire world.
Envision Utah engages people to create and sustain communities that are beautiful, prosperous, healthy and neighborly for current and future residents.
Habitat for Humanity
"He does a lot of good in the community and he does it very quietly," said Stella Allen, executive director of the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. "He's not the guy who wants his name on the building. We don't have enough of those kind of people.” Garbett also has served on the Habitat board for five years, most recently as president.
Allen said that in the past six years he has provided enough property for Habitat to build homes for seven families. "Property is so hard to get - it's a tremendous gift." she said.
Pioneer Park Coalition
PIONEER PARK: FAMILY-FRIENDLY, 24 HOURS A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. The Pioneer Park Coalition has united the community of local residents, businesses, service providers and public officials in response to the rapidly deteriorating conditions of Pioneer Park and the surrounding neighborhood in downtown Salt Lake City. This unique blend of public and private partners is dedicated to revitalizing Pioneer Park and neighborhood to make it family-friendly, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Salt Lake Choral Artists (SLCA)
Provides the venue for performance & Practice
The Salt Lake Choral Artists (SLCA) is one of America's premiere community choirs, continuing a tradition of superb choral singing that began as the Jay Welch Chorale more than twenty years ago. When Dr. Brady Allred was appointed as Artistic Director and Conductor in 2004, the group was reorganized to include a large concert choir of approximately 150 voices, and a women's choir and chamber choir, each approximately 50 voices strong.
Serving Utah Public Policy From a Refreshingly Independent Perspective
The mission of Utah Foundation is to promote a thriving economy, a well-prepared workforce, and a high quality of life for Utahns by performing thorough, well-supported research that helps policymakers, business and community leaders, and citizens better understand complex issues and providing practical, well-reasoned recommendations for policy change.