September 12, 2021


Our celebration allows us to gather together as we always do in the fall. While we are not physically in the same location, we are connected via a common passion. Our program promises to be filled with a sense of togetherness, joy, and purpose—all you have to do is click a few buttons. We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to relax and reflect and celebrate how the J holds such a special place in all of our hearts as we honor Jerry L. Glick.


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Robert E. Loup Hineni Award

Mr. 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. 

Operating Businesses

In 1997 Mr. Glick co-founded Renal Ventures Inc., a national provider of renal care and infusion services, and continues to serve as an officer and director of that company. Renal Ventures has announced the sale of the company to DaVita Healthcare Partners. He was previously a co-founder and Director of QualiCenters, Inc., which also provided dialysis services. QualiCenters, Inc. was acquired by Fresenius, A.G. 

In 1997 Mr. Glick founded and was the Chairman of American Medical Laboratories Inc. a national clinical laboratory company. That company was acquired, built, and subsequently sold to Quest Diagnostics, Inc. 

Mr. Glick also served as a Director of Republic Financial Corporation, a Denver-based financial services company, from 1982 through 2005. Mr. Glick founded and is Chairman of Workforce Housing Initiatives, a nonprofit entity that address affordable housing issues in Denver. 

Until its sale in 2015, Mr. Glick was the Managing Partner of CIG LLC, which, through its subsidiaries, Front Range Aggregates and Rock & Rail, operated aggregate quarries and a short-line railroad in Colorado.

Mr. Glick is currently a director of MPP Infusion Centers, a company that provides infusible drug treatments to patients. MPP has annual revenues of approximately $115mm and currently operates in four states.

Real Estate

Through Columbia Group LLLP and Columbia Holdings LLC, among other entities, Mr. Glick is actively developing a number of projects in the Denver Metropolitan area, principally offices and mixed-use properties.

Community Organizations

Mr. Glick is active in community organizations, and served as the Chairman of the Rose Community Foundation Board of Trustees, and was Chairman of its Investment Committee, on which he still serves. He is a member of the Colorado Forum, was previously the Chairman the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Management Committee, was Chairman of Denver Civic Ventures, and was Chairman of the Denver Urban Renewal Authority, and was Co-Chairman and Vice President of the Denver Union Station Project Authority. He is also a board member of Colorado Education Initiatives.


Gerald S. Gray Service & Leadership Award
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Don Kortz, Immediate Past Chair
Gary Levine, Development Chair
Dan Seff, Treasurer
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