Upcoming events

    • 15 Sep 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center Hotel

    Each year, the Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation (CWBAF) honors women lawyers who have made a difference in our communities and have "raised the bar" for all of us. The evening promises to be memorable, with attendees gathering in person to celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees and thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation.

    The 2022 Raising the Bar celebration is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Colorado Convention Center Hotel.

    This year’s theme is “Women Who ‘Manage’ to Raise The Bar: Honoring Managing Partners.” We want to honor women attorneys who have distinguished themselves as managing partners of law firms big and small. These leading ladies are not only making significant contributions to their law firms, they are also paving the way for all the women leaders who will follow in their footsteps.

    We are thrilled to have four amazing women to honor this year:

    Jennifer L. Evans
    Office Managing Partner, Polsinelli, PC

    Kristin L. Lentz
    Co-Managing Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

    Heather Carson Perkins
    Former Managing Partner & Current Board Member, Faegre Drinker

    Elizabeth (Liz) Sharrer
    Senior Counsel & Immediate Past Firm Chair, Holland & Hart LLP

    We know there are many more Managing Partners out there who are also deserving of this honor. Please join us at this popular annual event to help us celebrate all of the women who manage to do all that they do. 

    The Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation's mission (CWBAF) since 1088 is to promote the advancement of women in the law, and to harness the power of the legal profession to protect and promote the welfare of all women. CWBAF works in conjunction with the Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA) to implement the CWBA's charitable and educational work. 


    Full Sponsorship Tables (10 Seats) or Individual Tickets Available. Register today! 
    Registration deadline is Friday, September 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm. 


    Or, Click Here for the Printable Registration Form.

    We hope that you will consider sponsoring this annual event to help us honor Managing Partners and continue our important work. to help us continue our important work. 

    2022 Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits:

    • Gold Sponsorship $5,000: Admission and premium seating for 10; full-page (5”w x 8”h) color ad in printed event program; special recognition from the podium during the event; premium graphic display of logo at the event; private reception with honorees prior to general event reception.
    • Silver Sponsorship $3,500: Admission and preferred seating for 10; 1/2 page (5”w x 4”h) color ad in printed event program; recognition from the podium during the event; graphic display of logo at the event.
    • Bronze Sponsorship / Corporate Table $2,500: Admission and seating for 10; recognition in printed event program; recognition from the podium during the event; graphic display of logo at the event.
    • Wine Sponsor $250 (for individuals only): Admission and seating for one; recognition in printed event program; recognition from the podium during the event; graphic display of logo at the event.
    • Individual Sponsor $125 (student tickets at $60).

    Click Here for the Printable Sponsorship Menu. 

    Thank you 2022 Sponsors:

    Holland & Hart LLP
    Faegre Drinker
    Polsinelli, PC

    Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
    Husch Blackwell LLP

    Colorado Bar Association / Denver Bar Association / CBA-CLE
    Honoree Heather Carson Perkins
    University of Colorado Law School

    Constance Talmage

    Digital Media Colorado


The CWBA Foundation provides an annual scholarship to a law student at both the University of Colorado School of Law and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law who best exemplifies our mission. Previously, the scholarship was $2,500 per year. However, for the five-year period 2016 through 2020, the scholarship amount may vary year to year as we fund an endowed scholarship. For years 2021 and beyond, it is our goal to fund each scholarship at a $5,000 level or above. Click Here to view the requirements for the scholarships and a list of past scholarship recipients on the Scholarships and Grants page. You can donate to the scholarship program on the Scholarships and Grants page as well. 


The CWBA Foundation has also funded studies on the wage gap between female and male lawyers in Colorado, co-funded a national study about part-time partnership positions, and much more. Often, the programs funded by the CWBA Foundation are the programs that are put on by the CWBA itself. For example, the CWBA Foundation funded the CWBA’s successful program, Storming the Bench. Please see a partial list of past programs and activities on the “Past Projects and Activities” page.

Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

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