For Immediate Release
February 05, 2009
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( BPRW) MillerCoors Donates Collection of African-American Portraitures 'Counsels for the Cause'

Milwaukee Urban League Recipient of Priceless Artwork

( BLACK PR WIRE) MILWAUKEE (February 4, 2009) – An annual event that keeps growing in size and scope each year, the Milwaukee Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Day Awards Luncheon attracted more than 500 friends, and corporate and community supporters. Held at the Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee, the event recognized companies for their corporate social responsibility in the area of multi-cultural initiatives.

A highlight was the donation of priceless artwork, gifted to the league from the MillerCoors Gallery of Greats Collection. The original paintings, titled “Counsels for the Cause,” depicted portraits of 12 prominent African-American leaders in the field of law. One of the portraits is of Patricia Roberts Harris, the first U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the first African-American female to serve as a U.S. ambassador. The paintings will grace the walls of the Milwaukee Urban League’s new board room.
Observing the portraits are (L-R) Milwaukee Urban League board member Jerry Fulmer; Milwaukee’s Gallery of Greats artist Evelyn Patricia Terry; Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Capital Management; Larry Waters, MillerCoors senior director of Multicultural Relations; and Ralph Hollmon, CEO, Milwaukee Urban League. Photo credit: Toya Werner-Martin

About MillerCoors
Built on a foundation of great beer brands and more than 288 years of brewing heritage, MillerCoors continues the commitment of its founders to brew the highest quality beers. MillerCoors is the second largest beer company in America, capturing nearly 30 percent of U.S. beer sales. Led by two of the best-selling beers in the industry, MillerCoors has a broad portfolio of highly complementary brands across every major industry segment. Miller Lite is the great tasting beer that established the American light beer category in 1975, and Coors Light is the brand that introduced consumers to refreshment as cold as the Rockies. MillerCoors brews full-calorie beers Coors Banquet and Miller Genuine Draft; and economy brands Miller High Life and Keystone Light. The company also imports Peroni, Pilsner Urquell and Molson Canadian and offers innovative products such as Miller Chill and the Sparks line of caffeinated alcohol beverages. MillerCoors features craft brews from the Jacob Leinenkugel Company, Blue Moon Brewing Company and the Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company. MillerCoors operates eight major breweries in the U.S., as well as the Leinenkugel’s craft brewery in Chippewa Falls, WI and two microbreweries, the Leinenkugel’s 10th Street Brewery in Milwaukee and the Blue Moon Brewing Company at Coors Field in Denver. MillerCoors vision is to become the best beer company in America by driving profitable industry growth. MillerCoors insists on building its brands the right way through brewing quality, responsible marketing and environmental and community impact. MillerCoors is a joint venture of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company.