CIRCLE OF MINERVA

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In 1992, the CWBA Foundation established the Leadership Circle, which was created to provide leadership in fundraising and sought a ten-year commitment of giving. Many generous supporters donated through the Leadership Circle.

In June, 2012, the CWBA Foundation introduced the Circle of Minerva, a five-year giving program, to expand the scope of potential donors. The program is named after the goddess of wisdom and offers a simplified donation structure of giving $150 per year for five years.

The work of the CWBA Foundation could not be accomplished without its Circle of Minerva donors. This illustrious group is the backbone of the CWBA Foundation and represents a long list of CWBA and CWBA Foundation leaders and supporters. Each year, Circle of Minerva members gather for their own "Pre-Reception Reception" at the Raising the Bar Dinner.  You receive a free drink ticket as a Circle of Minerva member for that reception. 

We would like to invite you to join this illustrious group (if you haven’t already)! When you Join the Circle of Minerva, you make a five-year commitment to donate $150 to the CWBA Foundation each year (for a total donation of $750). During your giving period, and forever thereafter, you are a member of the Circle of Minerva (though many people renew their commitment every five years). It’s that simple.

The entire amount of your contribution is tax-deductible.

Click here for a list of Circle of Minerva members. (As of 01/31/2018)

Click here for "Mysteries of the Secret Society Revealed!," an article authored by CWBAF Past President Kristin Bronson, with interesting history about The Circle of Minerva.

For more information about the CWBA Foundation's Circle of Minerva, please contact us:  

Beth Doherty Quinn, Co-Chair
Baird Quinn LLC
Ph: (303) 322-5334 Email
Julia T. Thompson, Co-Chair 
Schoenwald & Thompson LLC
Ph: (303) 837-9000  Email


Maureen Reidy Witt
Holland & Hart LLP
Ph: (303) 290-1629 Email



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