donor stories

Our success has been made possible due to several generous individuals, foundations, and corporations. Here are just a few of their stories.

John and Toni Bloomberg

Donors John and Toni Bloomberg

The old cliché “you don't appreciate what you have until it's gone” has special meaning for John and Toni Bloomberg and is part of the reason for the couple's generosity to the University of Utah's Moran Eye Center. Read more...

Val and Edith Green

Val and Edith Green

For Val and Edith Green, wealth, beyond the pocketbook, was always measured by a generosity of spirit. They are remembered for their kindness—they were active in their Layton community and donated to the parks program. They were also generous donors to the University of Utah, culminating in the Val A. and Edith D. Green Presidential Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology. Read more...

Elizabeth Armstrong Johnson

Portrait of Elizabeth Johnson

Our friend and benefactor Elizabeth Hope Johnson passed away on March 5, 2014. One of her greatest wishes had been to honor and share the memory of her late grandson, David Kelby Johnson. In 2013 she made that wish come true with an extraordinary, heart-felt donation to Moran’s ongoing outreach programs—locally and around the world. Read more...

Sam Skaggs

Portrait of Sam Skaggs

In 2013 faculty, staff, and friends of the John A. Moran Eye Center lost a dear friend and generous benefactor in the passing of Sam Skaggs. Dr. Randall J Olson, Chair of Ophthalmology and CEO of the John A. Moran Eye Center, said this about Mr. Skaggs: “Sam Skaggs and John Moran have been special friends throughout their lives. With Sam’s passing, we all feel we’ve lost a friend. Read more…