doTERRA Embraces Utah Valley University with the Second Largest Donation in School's History


OREM, Utah—September 27, 2019— doTERRA, an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in essential oils, today announced the second largest donation in Utah Valley University’s history at a press conference on UVU’s Orem Campus. The contribution, part of a 10-year agreement, includes donations from doTERRA worth $17.7 million.

A significant portion of the donation will support scholarships, online educational opportunities and athletic programs, and includes the initial gift toward funding a new student-athlete wellness building. Other university organizations such as the Center for Constitutional Studies, the Women’s Success Center, the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, and the College of Science will benefit in many ways, including research opportunities, scholarships, and nationally acclaimed performance lineups.

“At doTERRA we feel an affinity with Utah Valley University,” said David Stirling,  doTERRA’s founding executive and CEO. “More than 500 of our current employees attend UVU. Plus, we have many employees who graduated from UVU or have children at the university. This donation gives us the opportunity to support a variety of UVU academic, athletic, and art-based programs over the next 10 years.”

According to Corey Lindley, doTERRA’s founding executive, president and CFO, doTERRA’s decision to donate was confirmed by the company’s initial involvement with UVU’s Center for Autism and Women’s Success Center. “We have witnessed first-hand how integral UVU is to our community and how effective UVU is in moving the needle when it has sufficient support,” Lindley said. “We are thrilled with President Tuminez’s appointment, and impressed with her vision and future plans. We are pleased to show our support for all that she plans and will accomplish.”

“This donation is a game-changer for our university,” said UVU President Astrid S. Tuminez. “The benefits for our students and the community will be immediate and long-lasting. We are very grateful for doTERRA’s generosity and the belief and trust they have in us as a university.”

The athletic portion of the donation will help fund the planned Student-Athlete Academic and Wellness Center, new field turf for baseball at the UCCU Ballpark, renovations and upgrades to the Lockhart Arena, and funding for student-athlete wellness, welfare and scholarships.

“This is a transformational and historic gift for UVU athletics,” said Dr. Jared Sumsion, UVU’s director of athletics. “Each one of our student-athletes will see the short- and long-term benefits because of doTERRA’s commitment to this university and community.”

About Utah Valley University

Utah Valley University is one of a few higher education institutions in the nation that offer an integrated dual-mission model, which combines the prestige of a four-year university with the accessibility of a community college. UVU’s unique model, which focuses on student success, engaged learning, rigorous academic programs, and faculty-mentored research, is transforming higher education by making it more affordable and accessible to students of all backgrounds.

 About doTERRA

doTERRA® International is an integrative health and wellness company and the world leader in the Global Aromatherapy and Essential Oils market. doTERRA sources, tests, manufactures and distributes CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils and essential oil products to over seven million doTERRA Wellness Advocates and customers. Through industry leading responsible sourcing practices, doTERRA maintains the highest levels of quality, purity and sustainability in partnership with local growers around the world through Co-Impact Sourcing®. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, offers resources and tools to global sourcing communities and charitable organizations for self-reliance, healthcare, education, sanitation, and the fight against human trafficking. Through the life-enhancing benefits of essential oils, doTERRA is changing the world one drop, one person, one community at a time. To learn more, visit www.doterra.com.

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