14th Annual "Raising the Bar" Dinner

September 25, 2019
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado
Reception 5:30 pm; Dinner 6:30 pm


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 2019 Raising the Bar dinner was hosted on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.  

This year's theme, "Risk Takers: Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar by Overcoming Fear to Take on New Challenges," honored women attorneys who have stepped outside their comfort zone and found success in entirely new endeavors.

There were five amazing women to honored this year:

CARRIE ANN LUCAS Posthumous Award
Disability Rights Advocate

Vice President for Administration, University of Colorado

CEO and Co-Founder, Nanno, Inc.

Supervising Adult Diversion Prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney, 
Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney's Office

Criminal Defense Counsel and Principal Attorney, Shinn Law Office, LLC

To view the honoree videos, please visit the CWBA Foundation YouTube page or Click Here

Full Sponsorship Tables (10 Seats) or Individual Tickets Available. Register today! 
***Registration Closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, September 23rd***

Or, Click Here for the Printable Registration Form

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.

2019 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).

To secure your sponsorship, please contact us or purchase online now. 
For more details, Click Here for the Printable Sponsorship Menu.

Click Here for a list of those Past "Raising the Bar" Honorees.

CWBA Foundation, 2019 RTB Dinner Committee:

Jennifer Hunt, Co-Chair
Colorado Department of Law
Ph: 720.508.6215 Email
Hon. Melissa Hart, Co-Chair
Colorado Supreme Court
Ph: 303.735.6344 Email

Valeri Pappas
Davis & Ceriani PC
Ph: 303.534.9000 Email
Jennifer Jaskolka
Xcel Energy
Ph: 303.294.2972 Email

Lauren Dickey
US Attorney's Office
Shira Cooks
Zayo Group
Kayla Byers

Click Here to view the list of Past "Raising the Bar" Honorees.

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

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