Upcoming events

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center

    Each year, the CWBA Foundation honors women lawyers who have made a difference in our communities and have "raised the bar" for all of us. The evening is always a memorable one with about 400 attendees gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees and to thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation.

    The 2018 Raising the Bar dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center in the Capitol Ballroom.

    This year's theme, "Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar through Promoting and Elevating Women and Girls," 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:

    We hope that you will consider sponsoring this annual event to help us continue our important work. The CWBAF was founded in 1988 to implement the charitable and educational work of the CWBA, to promote the advancement of women in law, and to protect and promote the welfare of all women.

    2018 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).
    Thank you 2018 Sponsors:

    Holland & Hart LLP
    Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

    Griffiths Law PC
    Husch Blackwell, LLP
    Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP

    City of Denver, Office of City Attorney
    Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
    Haddon Morgan & Foreman PC
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
    Morrison & Foerster, LLP
    Stinson Leonard Street LLP
    University of Colorado Law School
    Chuck and Honey Goldberg
    Craig and Dianna May
    Carolyn Witkus

    Kendra Beckwith
    Beth Doherty Quinn
    Betzer Call Lausten & Schwartz LLP
    Tamara F. Goodlette
    Barbara A. Grandjean
    Hon. Elizabeth L. Harris
    Justice Melissa Hart
    Victoria V. Johnson
    Diane S. King
    Valeri S. Pappas
    Maureen Reidy Witt
    Kathryn A. Reilly
    Lauren E. Schmidt
    Julia T Thompson
    Eve A. Wood, M.D.
    Xcel Energy


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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