John W. Madden, Jr.Photo by Scottie Iverson
BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSON
On March 1, the University of Denver will honor the impact of philanthropy and achievements of John W. Madden, Jr. throughout the Denver community. Madden, a resident of Greenwood Village got his start in Omaha, Neb. in the 1960s. He moved to Colorado in 1970 and purchased land near Orchard Road and Quebec which would become Greenwood Plaza, one of the first office parks in the area.
Under his leadership, the John Madden Company developed more than 600 acres of land to turn Greenwood Village into a nationally acclaimed area in which to work, live and play. The company’s award-winning developments include Palazzo Verdi, The Commons, Harlequin Plaza, Carrara Place, Plaza Tower One, Tuscany, Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre and Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club (Recently re-named Club Greenwood).
Madden properties are instantly recognizable for their use of outdoor art- a direct result of John’s own passion for supporting the arts. He differentiated himself from other developers early on by focusing on the longevity of the company’s properties and their impact on the surrounding communities.
He founded the Colorado Business Council for the Arts, is the recipient of the Governor’s Award for Leadership in the Arts and is past chairman of the board for the National Committee for the Arts.
Madden serves on the board of trustees for the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America and has provided 235 college scholarships to local students.
Other honorees that evening are Cherry Hills Villagers Anna and John J. Sie.
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