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Duty to God and Country Breakfast

The 2019 Duty to God & Country Breakfast will take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

We look forward to seeing you at the event, which will take place at the Sie Complex, on the University of Denver campus.

Our Breakfast Host is Daniel L. Ritchie

Mr. Ritchie is a Lifetime Trustee of the Denver Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, and Chancellor Emeritus, University of Denver. He is also Chairman of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and served as Chief Executive Officer from January 2007 to May 2015. He served as the 16th Chancellor of the University of Denver (DU) for 16 years, from 1989 to 2005. Mr. Ritchie was Chairman of the Board of DU from 2005 to 2007. His involvement with DU began in 1983 when he became a trustee. He served as vice chairman of the board and chaired the development committee before becoming Chancellor. In his 24 years of involvement with DU, the school steadily gained stature and strengthened academic programs.

Mr. Ritchie has served as President of the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation since 1993. The Foundation focuses on early childhood education and development. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Daniels Fund, which supports programs that encourage personal responsibility and achievement by funding college scholarships and community programs.

Mr. Ritchie was CEO of Westinghouse Broadcasting for eight years before moving to Colorado in 1987. The move to Colorado capped a career of nearly 30 years spent in executive positions with MCA, Inc., and Westinghouse.

Some of Mr. Ritchie’s awards include: The Citizen of the West Award given by the National Western Stock Show to an individual who exemplifies the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer; the National Samaritan Institute Award; the Gold Medal Award of the Poor Richard Club; Outstanding Philanthropist at National Philanthropy Day; the National Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee; and membership in the Colorado Business Hall of Fame. He received the Evans Award, the highest award of the University of Denver, as well as DU’s Ethical Leadership Award.

For more information about the 2019 breakfast, contact Mike Vangelov.