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September 2008
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14 years and still going strong!


Montgomery Little Soran & Murray support LAF at their annual wine tasting. From left, Zane Gilmer, Rachel Taylor, Chris Metcalfe, LAF Trustee Chris
Little, and Bill Searfoorce.

A crowd of nearly 200 enjoyed the Legal Aid Foundation’s 14th Annual Wine Tasting on July 17, hosted by the DBA Young Lawyers Division. Attendees tasted 24 kinds of wine and enjoyed bluegrass music, while demonstrating their support for LAF’s mission to promote equal access to civil justice for Colorado’s most vulnerable residents. The event, at Mattie’s in Denver, was a celebration of LAF’s successful 2007–08 Campaign for Justice and especially its 2008 Associates Campaign, which raised $30,000 for legal services in a little over one month.

 

DBA YLD Wine Tasting committee members, from left, Trent Ongert, Kelley Bergelt, Lana Rupprecht and Sharon Riley helped organize the tasting to support LAF.

Many thanks to the sponsors and volunteers who made this event a success:
Platinum Sponsors: FirstBank; Ginsburg Cohen & Co.; Hunter + Geist, Inc.; Iron Mountain
Pinot Noir Sponsors: BBC Research & Consulting; Citywide Banks; Harper Lutz Zuber Potenza & Associates; Law Q; Rossi Legal Staffing; Wells Fargo
Volunteers: Event Co-Chairs Lana Rupprecht, Kelley Bergelt, and Laura Hazen; Event Committee members Sharon Riley, Trent Ongert, and Jackie Carol; Reba Nance, DBA Director of Law Practice Management

 

The Toothfairy has Arrived!


More than nine large boxes of toothbrushes, seven boxes of toothpaste, three boxes of floss and approximately $1,100 in cash were donated to benefit Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND). People donated from June 23–27 to support KIND, which is the country’s oldest dental charity, founded in 1912. It helps meet the needs of underserved children. CAN committee chairs Michelle Ferguson and Nike Fleming would like to thank all 50 local law firms and businesses that participated for their generous support.

CAN Committee Co-Chairs Michelle Ferguson, second from left, and Nike Fleming, far right, were real-life toothfairies when they delivered boxes of toothcare items to KIND representatives Dr. Jason Conrad and Julie Collett.

 


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