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 2021 Raising the Bar celebration is scheduled for Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the Denver Athletic Club's outdoor sundeck.
This year's theme, "Women Who Lead: Lawyers Who Raised the Bar Leading Through Crisis,"
will honor women attorneys who raise the bar through work focusing on the interests of women and girls across the legal, political, and social spectrum.
We are thrilled to have five amazing women to honor this year:
Colorado Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
City Attorney, City and County of Denver
NATALIE HANLON LEH
Chief Deputy Attorney General, State of Colorado
State Public Defender, Colorado State Public Defender
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Children’s Hospital Colorado
We hope that you will consider sponsoring this annual event to help us continue our important work. The Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation (CWBAF) was founded in 1988 to implement the charitable and educational work of the Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA), to promote the advancement of women in law, and to protect and promote the welfare of all women.
Sponsorship Packages (10 Tickets) or Individual Tickets Available.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 20 at 5:30 PM MDT.
Or, Click Here for the Printable Registration Form.
2021 Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits:
- Gold Sponsorship $4,000: Premier logo recognition on all Raising the Bar marketing and admission 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 in advance of general event reception.
- Silver Sponsorship $3,000: Admission 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 $2,000: Admission for 10; recognition in printed event program; recognition from the podium during the event; graphic display of logo at the event.
- Wine & Cocktail Sponsor $250 (for individuals only): Admission for one; recognition in printed event program; recognition from the podium during the event.
- Individual Ticket $125 (student tickets at $60).
Click Here for the Printable Sponsorship Menu.
Thank you 2021 Sponsors:
Holland & Hart LLP
Parker Lipman LLP
Haddon Morgan & Foreman PC
Husch Blackwell, LLP
Sherman & Howard, LLC
Colorado Bar Association / Denver Bar Association / CBA-CLE
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP
Messner Reeves LLP
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne, LLP
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
University of Colorado Law School
Children's Hospital Colorado
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Bartlit Beck LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Justice Melissa Hart
Colorado Lawyers Committee
Valeri S. Pappas
Honorable Jaclyn Casey Brown
Betzer Call Lausten & Schwartz LLP
Honorable Elizabeth Harris
Archer & Hilda Yates
Maureen Reidy Witt
Shannon Wells Stevenson
Digital Media Colorado
COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols:
Updated August 25, 2021
The safety and well-being of event attendees are top priorities for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation (CWBAF). For meetings in 2021, the CWBAF will follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for events and gatherings, working with the host venue to follow protocols based on current national, local and health advisories and requirements.
Under current City and County of Denver and Colorado State orders, face coverings are no longer required for indoor or outdoor events. If you have not been fully vaccinated, we STRONGLY encourage you to wear a face covering at all CWBAF indoor/outdoor events and practice social distancing.
For fully vaccinated attendees, the CDC recommends that you wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission due to the COVID-19 Delta variant currently circulating the United States. A face covering can provide additional protection, and for some, might provide peace of mind.
CWBAF Event Participation Release:
There is always inherent risk in participating in any activity. Due to the circumstances created by COVID-19 and its variants, there is a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility in participating in this in-person group event. You are strongly urged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending this event.
As a condition of your registering for and attending this event, you hereby forever release and discharge the Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation (CWBAF), and their respective present and former partners, officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants, plans, fiduciaries, insurers, attorneys, affiliates, successors and assigns from any and all liabilities, causes of action, damages, indemnities, obligations, debts, claims and demands of every kind and nature, both in law and in equity, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, based upon or in any way related to contracting COVID-19 at this event.