ADL Dinner Honors Chotin Family with 2019 Torch of Liberty Award

  • November 20, 2019


On November 6, ADL hosted hundreds of community members at its annual dinner to celebrate as ADL’s Torch of Liberty award was presented to Robin and Steven Chotin, along with their children, Mauri Chotin Zemachson, Whitney Chotin Wolz and Ross Chotin. The Chotins, whose name is synonymous with leadership and philanthropy, have led and supported numerous organizations with far-reaching impact in our community and throughout the world. Motivated by a long family history of caring and concern for others, Robin and Steven have inspired their children to pick up the torch of liberty and take on their own roles as leaders and philanthropists.

ADL’s 2019 Community Service Award was presented to Jerry Pinsker. Pinsker is a No Place for Hate® facilitator, ADL Regional Board Member and veteran educator. “I am honored to be receiving this year’s ADL Community Service Award,” he said, “and am accepting this award to bring more public awareness to ADL’s importance in the fight against hate.”

The Hazel Miller Band’s performance added an especially celebratory and festive element to the event.

Many thanks to ADL’s generous sponsors, including Commander Sponsor The Chotin Foundation; Presenting Sponsor Robert B. Sturm; Champion Sponsors Norm & Sunny Brownstein and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, The Curtiss-Lusher Family and Zeff Kesher Foundation and Advocate Sponsor Thomas Morano.

Proceeds from the dinner support ADL’s regional anti-bias programming and its critical efforts working to fight bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism throughout Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. Learn more at

Community Service award recipient Jerry Pinsker


Hazel Miller