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Peyton Manning to receive Mizel Institute Community Enrichment Award

The honor recognizes the outstanding contributions and commitment made to the community by the legendary NFL quarterback, both on and off the field
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The Mizel Institute is proud to announce that legendary NFL quarterback Peyton Manning has been named the recipient of the prestigious 2024 Mizel Institute Community Enrichment Award. This honor recognizes Manning's outstanding contributions and commitment to the community, both on and off the field.

"Peyton Manning's impact on our community extends far beyond his incredible football career. His commitment to improving the lives of others has left a lasting impact on Colorado, and I am thrilled to celebrate his accomplishments with the Mizel Institute Community Enrichment Award. Congratulations, Peyton, and thank you for your efforts to better our state," said Colorado Governor Jared Polis.

“Peyton Manning is a Denver icon. His influence and generosity have changed countless lives in our city,” said Mayor Mike Johnston. “We are grateful that he came to Denver, and even more grateful that he stayed to make it his home. I am proud to recognize his extraordinary contributions with this well-deserved honor.”

Through his PeyBack Foundation, Manning has supported numerous charitable organizations, focusing on youth education, leadership, and wellness. His commitment to making a difference in the lives of others aligns perfectly with the mission of the Mizel Institute, making him an exemplary choice for this prestigious award.

The Mizel Institute Community Enrichment Award is presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, philanthropy, and a commitment to improving the community. Previous recipients include prominent figures such as Governor Jared Polis, Joe Ellis & the Denver Broncos, Walter & Christie Isenberg, Senator John Hickenlooper, Governor William & First Lady Frances Owens, Chancellor Daniel Ritchie, Richard L. Monfort, John Elway, Pat Bowlen and Peter H. Coors, among many others. 

The Mizel Institute will honor Peyton Manning at their Annual Event, which will take place on May 22, 2024. The event will bring together community leaders, philanthropists, and individuals dedicated to making a positive impact on society. Funds raised from the event support its two centers, the Mizel Museum and the CELL, whose valuable programs empower individuals to become civically engaged in promoting social justice and enhancing public safety. For more information, please visit