Robert E. Loup Hineni Award
Jerry Glick is the Managing Partner of Columbia Group LLLP, a Denver-based investment company. Columbia Group has developed a number of buildings in Lower Downtown Denver as adaptive re-use projects. Columbia Group is affiliated with Urban Ventures LLC, a developer of urban multi-family projects, student housing, and other residential housing.
Jerry serves on the Investment Committee at Rose Community Foundation and is the chair of the nonprofit subsidiary that holds the investment in the JCC at The Rose Community Foundation. In June of 2018, the leadership at Rose Community Foundation, including Jerry and a coalition of forward thinking donors made the historical decision to enable the J to operate debt-free while making necessary infrastructure improvements and increasing vital programs and services the community relied so heavily upon.
Jerry’s connection to the J began with his affiliation to The Rose Community Foundation. “Rose has always supported the J through grants, and as I understood the role that the J plays in our community, I became interested in making sure that the J survived, thus leading to the transaction between Rose, the very generous donors, and the J. The more I understood about the various programs offered by the J, the more I was encouraged to help it succeed and prosper. Denver has always had a significant influx of new people; singles, marrieds and families, and many of them do not have any connection to Denver other than a new job. The J is a gathering place for the Jewish community. The J is a way to find childcare, a workout facility, entertainment, and more, thus making connections to the Denver Jewish community. However, just as importantly, it is secular. The J provides all of those services to our whole community, and connects those of different faiths. In these times when we are so divided, having a place like the J to connect is crucial”.
We are proud to be honoring such a remarkable man, one who has played such an instrumental role in ensuring the JCC is here for generations to come.