- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr. has been honored for his philanthropy.

He was awarded the Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership on Thursday during the Philanthropy Roundtable’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City.

The private, nonpartisan organization, which administers the prize at the request of the William E. Simon Foundation, works to promote philanthropy.

The 77-year-old Huntsman, founder and principal benefactor of the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, received a $250,000 prize.

Of that, the Deseret News reports he donated $200,000 to the Huntsman Cancer Institute and $25,000 each to the YWCA and St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall.

William Simon served as treasury secretary under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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Information from: Deseret News, https://www.deseretnews.com

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