Honorees

Kristen & Marc Holtzman
 
The Holtzmans are well-known in Colorado and worldwide for their generosity to community and active involvement in finance and public service. Marc serves as chairman of KazKommertsBank, Kazakhstan’s largest financial institution as well as chairman of Bank of Kigali, Rwanda’s largest financial institution. Marc previously served as vice chairman of Barclays Capital and ABN Amro Bank.

Colorado has been an important part of both Kristen’s and Marc’s professional and personal lives for many years – Marc as president of the University of Denver and Colorado’s first secretary of technology under Governor Bill Owens and Kristen as deputy press secretary for Governor Owens and communications director for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers.

Marc and Kristen are proud long-time supporters of National Jewish Health and Bella Sera and also National Jewish Health Trustees. The Holtzmans have four young children that follow in their parents’ philanthropic footsteps, even inspiring Ava’s Jammies, a non-profit the Holtzman family founded to donate pajamas to orphans in Africa and Asia.