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 and remotely 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.

    Past honorees are not eligible for the award. To view the list of past honorees, Click Here.

    Please send your suggestions via email to Wendy Weigler  no later than April 15, 2022. We would appreciate it if, in addition to identifying a potential honoree, you would provide not only the name and contact information, but also some background information on that person's particular qualifications for this award. Even if the person is well known in the community, the Foundation committee members may not know the specific details of the lawyer’s accomplishments.

    Note: If you nominated a managing partner for the 2020 dinner that was canceled, please let us know if you would like us to consider your nomination again this year.



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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