Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Micheal Bassis, president of West Minster College, talks to Beverley Taylor Sorenson about the $3 million dollar gift from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation which will allow Westminster College to expand its art and art education programs at West Minster in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.

With the passing of Beverley Taylor Sorenson, a deep loss has been realized. We will miss her grace and dignity but know that her influence will be felt for decades. She has furthered the development and value of programs in dance, drama, fine art and music.

Through her generous foundation, and her visible and tireless support of arts grants and events, she has helped instill a love of the arts in the young people of our state. Through her inspired leadership, our students have been exposed to an appreciation for beauty, and a love of creativity. Literally thousands of children have had opportunities to nurture and develop new talents. Sorenson, thank you for your great, unselfish gifts.

Nancy A. Page, Literacy Coach, Salt Lake City School District