DENVER, Colo., July 19, 2017 – Norman Brownstein, a founding member and chairman of the board of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, has been named the first recipient of the rededicated Robert E. Loup Hineni Award. He will be honored at the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) annual dinner on November 1, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Denver.
“Bob hand-picked Norm as the first recipient of the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award for his national leadership and local influence,” said Robyn Loup, wife of the late Bob Loup. “Norm is a one-of-a-kind leader, and we are thrilled to honor him at the dinner this year.”
Brownstein is nationally recognized for his prominent legal career, including extensive public policy advocacy, and as a business and civic leader. The National Law Journal named him one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” He also has been included in the Best Lawyers in America and Colorado Super Lawyers. Active in community affairs, Brownstein is involved in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he is currently vice president. He is a director of National Jewish Health and a trustee of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
“The annual dinner provides an opportunity for us to bring the community and supporters of the JCC together to honor an important figure like Norm, give updates about the JCC and celebrate the past year,” said David Engleberg, annual dinner chair. “The dinner helps to raise much-needed funds so we can continue to provide quality programming for our members and the community.”
At the 2016 JCC Annual Dinner, the JCC’s Hineni Award was renamed the Robert E. Loup Hineni Award in honor of Bob Loup and his dedication to philanthropy and volunteerism. The Hebrew word hineni translates to “Here I am – Here I stand.” The award acknowledges local communal leaders whose interests and support span an array of important agencies, recognizing those whose philanthropy and volunteerism has a local, regional and often global impact.
Past recipients of the Hineni Award include Joyce Zeff (2011), Eddie Robinson and Dick Robinson (2012) and Jordon Perlmutter (2015).
Tables and individual tickets are currently available for purchase at https://www.jccdenver.org/annualdinner/
The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center is located at 350 S. Dahlia Street in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org or call (303) 399-2660.
ABOUT STAENBERG-LOUP JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC Denver) serves the metro-Denver area through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs that are rooted in Jewish values. The JCC Denver’s mission is to build a community, rooted in Jewish values, where everyone feels like they belong. The J’s four program areas focus on connection, community and well-being and include: a robust fitness, sports, tennis and aquatic center; Early Childhood Engagement, including an Early Learning School and a variety of programs for families; the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC) which offers Denver Children’s Theatre, JAAMM Fest (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music), Denver Jewish Film Festival, Wolf Summer Theater Academy, Art Academy and adult art classes; summer camps including Ranch Camp and Camp Shai; intergenerational and older adult programming like the Grandparent Connect Group and Jewish Aging Mastery Program (JAMP). The JCC Denver is located at 350 S. Dahlia St. in Denver. For more information, visit www.jccdenver.org or call (303) 399-2660.