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David and Verla Sorensen

“I think this Center will speak to the world and will speak to all the people who believe in the importance of high morals and unflinching ethics. We are honored to have this Center bear our names and to humbly honor David, who always honored moral and ethical leadership.”
Verla Sorensen

The Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership was made possible by a generous endowment from the David E. and Verla A. Sorensen family.

David Sorensen, who passed away in 2014, was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1992 until his death. An alum of BYU, David spent his career as a business owner, operating a healthcare services company in California. Verla Sorensen also attended BYU, as have each of their seven children.

“Part of what made David Sorensen such an extraordinary figure was his ability to follow an ethical ‘true north’ through challenging situations found in the complex worlds of business, finance, and large organizations. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us to cherish fairness and justice, and he was able to bring those values into his day-to-day interactions."