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Condoleezza Rice to speak at Korbel Dinner

The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies will honor former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, MillerCoors CEO Leo Kiely and his wife, Rev. Susan Kiely, and J. Landis Martin, founder and managing director of Platte River Ventures, at the 13th annual Korbel Dinner on Aug. 27.

Rice will deliver the dinner’s keynote address.

Named for Josef Korbel, who founded the school in 1964, the event honors his humanitarian and scholarly ideals as well as its graduates and others in Colorado. Korbel was the father of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Rice, who served as secretary of state from 2004–08, is an alumna of the Korbel School and will receive the 2010 Josef Korbel Outstanding Alumni Award. Albright will present the award to Rice.

Kiely, CEO of MillerCoors, will receive the 2010 University of Denver International Bridge Builders Award for his leadership in spearheading the joint venture between Coors Brewing Co. and Miller Brewing Co., which made MillerCoors the second largest beer company in the United States. Rev. Kiely will receive the award for her work as founder of Women With A Cause, an international organization encouraging self-reliance and business skill to vulnerable women’s groups throughout the world.

Martin — founder and managing director of Platte River Ventures, chairman of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, vice chair of the Denver Art Museum and chairman emeritus of the Central City Opera House Association — will be honored with the Josef Korbel Humanitarian Award for the many significant philanthropic contributions he has made to the community.

The dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center.

For ticket information, contact Yvette Peterson at (303) 871-4474 or


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