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May 23, 2012 - Mizel Museum Honors Glenn Jones at 30th Anniversary Celebration

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time: 6 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $150 individual; $500 patron; sponsorships from $1,000 to $25,000

Beneficiary: programs of the Mizel Museum

Host(s): Larry Mizel

Master of Ceremonies: Former Governor Bill Owens

Presenting Sponsor(s): Key Bank, Key Foundation--Laurie & Paul Brooks

Executive Director: Ellen Premack, Mizel Museum; Melanie Pearlman, The CELL (Courtney Mizel: Founding Director)

Catering: Epicurean Catering

Sponsors: Lead gifts: David Einhorn, EJF Capital--Manny Friedman, Epicurean Catering--Larry DiPasquale, Fidelity Investments--Michael Holliger, Independence Capital Asset Partners--Anne & James Hillary, JP Morgan Chase, Mike Shaw Automotive, Nancy & Dale Pollak, Anna & John J Sie Foundation;

Menu: Braised short ribs, herb roasted carved turkey breast, cranberry orange relish, citrus glazed salmon with smoked paprika Aioli, Jewish New York bread basket, couscous Provenance, bow tie pasta in a light wine Fresca sauce, cauliflower mash, grilled seasonal vegetables, tomato and cucumber salad with basil, fresh fruit, lollipop dessert centerpieces; at the exit: Glenn's donut truck

Attendance: 1,983

Attire: business/cocktail

Special Thanks: Tia Amdurer, Carrie DeLima, Jessie Ketter, Julie Klahn, Doug Lane, Kim Mecham, Melanie Pearlman, Dan Spahr, Susan Stoveall, Lucas Weissman

Hors D'Oeuvres:: Firedogs , mini beef hotdogs in puff pastry, sushi rolls, vegetable spring rolls, smoked salmon, Asian chicken satay, petite prime rib sandwich

Event Coordinator: Faye Gardenswartz, Amy Klingenberg, Morgan Marcellino, Ellen Premack, Mindy Propen, Laura Teal

Board of Directors: Mizel Museum: Michael Burg, Arlene Hirschfeld, Donald Kortz, Andy Miller, Larry Mizel, Blair Richardson, Anne Hillary, Walter Isenberg, James Lustig, Courtney Mizel, Michael Pollak, Rick Sapkin; Community Board: Joyce Bignell, Rabbi Benjy Brackman, Catherine Deus Canny PhD, Lynn Flieger Countryman, Sharon Eisner, Susan Freilicher, Alan Gass, Faia, Bruce Gomez, Dr. Arthur Jones, Hunter Lawrence, Penny Nisson, Shannon Robinson Esq., Ada Segan, Tara Witterholt, Sue Black, Richard Campbell PhD, Beverly Chico PhD, Roz Duman, Chris Foster, Shaul Gabbay, Helen Ginsburg, Robert Hazan, Bernie Karshmer PhD, Isabella Morozova PhD, Angela McCain Phillips, Karen Rosica, Sandra Vinnik, Carlos Zarur

Blacktie Photos by: Pamela Cress

 Larry Mizel and Glenn Jones look at the award
Larry Mizel and Glenn Jones look at the award

A record crowd of 1,983 guests converged on the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Wednesday evening to support the Mizel Museum, the CELL and Babi Yar Park, celebrating their 30th anniversary. Glenn Jones received the 2012 Community Enrichment award, with longtime companion Dianne Eddolls by his side throughout the evening to greet guests and take photos.

Former Governor Bill Owens served as emcee this year, with the presentation starting out with a bagpipe procession from Alex McIntosh and David Wallace, posting of the colors by the Eagle Scouts of America, the national anthem by Jon Chandler and the Hatikvah by Rabbi Joe Black.

Museum Executive Director Ellen Premack said a few words of welcome and talked about upcoming projects, as did Courtney Mizel, founding director and chairman of the CELL, and Melanie Perlman, executive director of the CELL. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper followed with remarks about the extreme importance of the Museum, the CELL and Babi Yar Park, not only to Denver, but to people around the world.

The man behind it all, Larry Mizel, took the stage and gave credit to his "wife, partner and best friend of over 30 years" Carol Mizel, the woman behind the man. Mr. Mizel then presented Glenn Jones with the Community Enrichment Award. A video full of tongue in cheek comments from Mr. Jones' family, friends and colleagues charted his life's progress, highlighted by his work as an innovator in the then-fledgling field of cable television.

Glenn R. Jones is the founder of Jones International University and chairman and chief executive officer of Jones Knowledge Group, Jones e-global Library, and Jones International, Ltd. Jones is a pioneer in the world of distance and online education, having spent four decades extending the reach of technology, first by bringing cable television to American homes and later by fusing education with the internet to deliver educational opportunities to students worldwide. 

The Mizel Museum is a place where exhibits, events and educational programs inspire visitors of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate diversity and honor the journeys of all people. Through a full spectrum of expression, including fine art, film, literature and drama, they offer interactive and memorable experiences that engage the community and the dynamic ways that each of our journeys interweave. For information on the Museum and Babi Yar Park, log on to The CELL (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab) is dedicated to preventing terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement. Learn more about it at


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