Community institution Idaho Power and tireless children’s cheerleader Kami Faylor have been selected to receive the 2017 Luke Award in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to leadership and philanthropy.
Announced Jan. 19 at St. Luke’s Boise, the award is presented annually by the St. Luke’s Health Foundation and St. Luke's Children's Advisory Board in honor of individuals and businesses or organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to fundraising efforts for St. Luke’s Children's Hospital.
Faylor first became acquainted with volunteer opportunities at St. Luke's when she was invited to join the Children’s Advisory Board in 2005. With the support of her family and her employer, Micron, she has championed children’s health care ever since.
Faylor served on the board from 2005 to 2014, sharing her fundraising expertise in leadership positions on the nominating, development and allocations committees before becoming board chair in 2012. As chair, she led the board to raise more than $2.2 million.
She also has dedicated many hours to volunteering for St. Luke's, is a regular participant at St. Luke's events and has encouraged friends and colleagues to join her volunteer efforts. In 2014, Faylor was selected as ambassador of Kid For A Night. Her efforts with Micron have resulted in more than $425,000 in charitable giving since 2000.
Idaho Power, the Luke Award organization recipient, has been an integral partner of St. Luke's Children’s for more than 30 years, supporting campaigns, events and programs that help to ensure care for pediatric patients.
The company has donated more than $250,000 to St. Luke's since its first gift in 1984; recipient programs have included patient assistance and St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute.
Most notable has been Idaho Power’s support of St. Luke's Children’s. Since 1998, Idaho Power has donated more than $100,000 to support pediatric programs, services and equipment.
Idaho Power leaders and executives, including several presidents and chief executive officers, have been integral resources and valued advisers to St. Luke’s over the years. Lisa Grow, Idaho Power’s senior vice president of operations, recently joined the St. Luke’s Health System Board of Directors, and other board members from the company over the years have included:
Roya Camp is managing editor and executive communications coordinator for St. Luke’s Health System.