Dear Community Members and Patrons:

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Denver Business Journal's annual Giving Guide. We would like to recognize all of the Denver-area nonprofits, foundations and cultural groups for their hard work and commitment to helping improve our community. Without your passion and dedication, Denver would be a very different place. You are an inspiration to us all.

As we celebrate the firm's 40th anniversary, we are proud to see that the tradition Norm Brownstein and Steve Farber began at the firm's inception remains strong today. We continue to make community involvement and charitable giving a priority. It's a part of our culture and gives each of us an opportunity to give back in our own way.

Community involvement isn't driven by the bottom line, but rather by the joy and intangible benefits of volunteerism that are at the heart of all our efforts. For us, it's more than just charitable giving. Brownstein attorneys and staff contribute their personal and professional time to community, charitable, civic and political initiatives they are passionate about. It's more than the right thing to do; it's a responsibility that we take seriously.

Our passion for community involvement touches the lives of everyone we interact with - clients, colleagues, business leaders and government officials. Whether it's introducing a client to a new nonprofit by inviting them to sit at our table at a charity event or offering our employees and their families the chance to partake in a Karma event, we make it our personal mission to share this enthusiasm with all those who interact with the firm.

Under the direction of community relations manager Amy Venturi, our community relations efforts over the past two years have been increasingly more focused and proactive as we have discovered new ways to give back. Among these new initiatives is the annual Community Relations Roundtable where attorneys discuss the importance of giving back to the community and share tips on how to get involved. We also host regular Lunch and Learn sessions where attorneys and staff hear from a local charitable organization about their mission and potential volunteer opportunities.

With the help of our Karma Committee, we make community involvement a part of our employees' everyday lives. As an office, we participate in regularly scheduled Karma events that offer our attorneys and staff an opportunity to spend time giving back to the community. This past year, we collected toys for the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation, distributed handmade valentines and balloons to patients at The Children's Hospital, collected plastic bags to recycle in celebration of Earth Day, and participated in cleanups at the Volunteers of America Rainbow House and Head Start Program House. Not only did each of these events make a difference in the community, but they brought joy to all the employees who dedicated their time to volunteering.

One of the best parts of serving as managing partner of the firm is the numerous opportunities that I have to participate in community events. From participating in Karma events to attending non-profit events with clients to volunteering with Junior Achievement, I am proud of the commitment our firm has to meaningful community involvement. We look forward to a long future of continued engagement with the community. We hope you will join us in celebrating Denver's philanthropic community and continuing to find new ways to give back.

Bruce James
CEO and Managing Partner
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

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