Dennis Lloyd, general counsel for Workers Compensation Fund, has received a distinguished XO Award, recognizing excellence in community service throughout the state of Utah.
The XO Awards, sponsored by Utah law firm Kirton & McConkie and Connect Magazine, are designed “to celebrate amazing people who do extraordinary acts of kindness yet never
receive the recognition they deserve.”
According to a prepared statement by the XO Awards committee, “The award recipients all have extraordinary stories. A math teacher who helped numerous students and never missed a day of school when she was battling cancer. A veteran who places flags on 3000 graves each Memorial Day. A mother who donated a kidney to a 7-year old neighbor. A woman who gives all her time and money to help single mothers gain education and jobs. Two men who have changed the lives of hundreds of people in Central America through micro loans. And a man [Dennis Lloyd] who has dedicated part of his career to providing scholarships to people who have lost a spouse or parent in a work-related accident.”
Nominations were gathered from across Utah during the past four months. From those nominations, eight Utahns were selected by judging panels representative of the community: a fire station, a senior community, a college class, a Boy Scout troop and a board of directors.
The recipients were honored recently at an awards ceremony held in downtown Salt Lake City. The XO Awards committee produced a DVD presentation profiling the recipients, which included interviews with Dennis Lloyd and Peggy Larsen, WCF senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Lloyd was nominated without his knowledge by co-workers who wanted to bring recognition to his quiet efforts in creating and expanding many “extraordinarily kind” programs at Workers Compensation Fund, including the Legacy of Learning Scholarship Program. WCF’s Legacy of Learning scholarship program provides educational assistance to the spouses and children of workers who have lost their lives in work-related accidents. Since 1990, WCF has awarded more than 775 scholarships valued in excess of $1 million.
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