On August 11, 2008, the University of Utah announced that the Sorenson Legacy Foundation had donated $12 million to the University for construction of an interdisciplinary arts and education complex at its Salt Lake City campus. It is the largest single donation in support of fine arts or arts and education in the University's history and one of the largest such donations in the state & nation.
The new facility will be named the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts and Education Complex and will be built at the southern entrance of the campus adjacent to Milton Bennion Hall. Sorenson, a University of Utah Education alumna (B.S. '45), was a philanthropist and former teacher who founded the innovative art works for kids! program and was a long-time champion of arts education for Utah elementary school children.
U of U Receives $12 Million from Sorenson Legacy Foundation for New Interdisciplinary Arts and Education Complex, Full Press Release