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Gordon Hanks graduated from the University of Utah’s College of Pharmacy with a bachelor of Science degree in 1967. He was the owner and pharmacist of Holladay Pharmacy for 43 years and the owner of the Olympus Pharmacy for 25 years.  He retired from his Pharmacy practice in  2008. Gordon and Connie have been long time supporters of the University of Utah Athletic Department and the College of Fine Arts, providing scholarships in various disciplines for over 25 years.

In 1994 Gordon Hanks co-founded the GAM Foundation/JazzSLC held at the Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City.  The series has brought the world’s greatest Jazz artists to Utah, enriching our community and increasing the awareness, appreciation and popularity of Jazz America’s music and  hopefully inspiring young Utah musicians.  Jazz SLC provided free and discounted tickets to students from SLC and the surrounding communities over the 27 years of Jazz SLC.

    • Kingsbury Hall  Board of Directors 

    • Utah Pharmacy Association Board of Directors

    • National Good Neighbor Pharmacy Board of Directors

    • YMCA Board of Directors

    • University of Utah Crimson Club Board of Directors

    • Excellence in the Community Board of Directors

    •  University of Utah college of Fine Arts Board of Directors

    • Hot House West Board of Directors

    • Good Neighbor Pharmacy Notional Pharmacist of the Year

    • Holladay Pharmacy named National Pharmacy of the Year

    • In association with GAM Foundation and Jazz/SLC in recognition to their  contribution to Jazz and the community the GAM Foundation has received:

    • University of Utah's “Excellence in Music” award

    • KUER’s “Voice of Jazz" award

    • Gordon Hanks was honored by the League of Women Voters

    • City Weekly honored Gordon Hanks as one of Utah’s Alternative Pioneers in the Arts.

    • Salt Lake Tribune honored Gordon Hanks as one of the 25 most influential persons in          the arts and entertainment 

    • Valle High school’s “Continuing Support of the Arts” award.

    • University of Utah School of Music Camerata Award.

    • Utah Music Educator’s Association “Outstanding Service to Music Education” award.

    • Governor’s “Special Award” in the arts.

    • Jazz SLC listed as one of the top ten attractions in Salt Lake Tribune's annual “What’s Great about Salt Lake.” 

    • Jazz SLC listed as the best Jazz series in Utah.

    • Jazz SLC awarded the Slammy Award for the Best continuing Jazz Series.

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