Published: Oct. 19, 2003

The University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law will present alumnus Marvin Wolf with its most distinguished honor, the 44th annual William Lee Knous Award.

Dean David Getches will present Wolf with the award Oct. 25 as part of this year's Back-to-Boulder homecoming festivities. The Knous Award is given to an alumnus in recognition of outstanding achievement and sustained service to the law school.

A 1954 graduate of the law school, Wolf and his wife, Judi, have demonstrated unsurpassed dedication to CU by supporting student scholarships and academic research. The Wolfs also funded a challenge grant to establish the nationally renowned Natural Resources Law Center, and together with their family, pledged $3 million as part of the capital campaign to build the Leon and Dora Wolf Law Building.

"Marvin Wolf has been a great friend to the law school, supporting us at every juncture and sustaining us in every effort over the years," Getches said. "We admire his accomplishments, his leadership and are grateful for his generosity."

In 1970, Wolf, along with his brothers, founded the Denver-based oil and gas company, Wolf Energy. A dedicated philanthropist, Wolf has supported numerous programs throughout Colorado including Opera Colorado, the Denver Symphony Orchestra, the Denver Art Museum and the Anti-Defamation League.

Homecoming activities will include a continuing legal education program in the Lindsley Memorial Courtroom on "Ethics and Professionalism in the 21st Century" presented by a previous Knous Award recipient, Brooke Wunnicke.

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