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TCL > November 1998 Issue > A Year in Review

November 1998       Vol. 27, No. 11       Page  19
Features
Legal Aid Foundation 1997-98 Annual Report

A Year in Review
by Lynn Cannon, Bruce A. Campbell

We are delighted to report to our supporters that this has been a year of unprecedented accomplishment for the Legal Aid Foundation. With your support, we just completed our most successful fund-raising year ever. Most notable was our disbursement of one-half million dollars to the legal services programs—a 19% increase over last year. We did this by significantly increasing the amount of funds raised and maintaining low-cost, efficient operations.

The role of the Legal Aid Foundation is straightforward: to raise private funds so that more poor Coloradans get the civil legal assistance they need to live decent and dignified lives. To do our job well, we depend on the strong support of people like you who share our commitment to making justice more accessible.

Against the backdrop of several serious challenges to legal services in recent years, the Foundation has worked hard to increase unrestricted revenue. We have built on our success; our revenue has increased each year. This past year, two of the top goals were to preserve and maximize existing funding sources and diversify funding sources. Here are some highlights:

  • received 75 new and increased major gifts from individuals ($250+);
  • secured first-time matching grants from The Denver Foundation and Rose Community Foundation;
  • received significant new funding from accounting firms, including the donation of the Foundation's first financial review from Hein + Associates, LLP.

To each of you, we offer our gratitude. During these times of declining public support of legal services for the poor, your continued and increased support is much needed and deeply appreciated.

1997-1998 Staff

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Left to right: James Brownson, Fund-raising Assistant; Marijane
Engel, Associate Director; Lynn Cannon, Executive Director; Vicki Capek,
Administrator/Bookkeeper. The Legal Aid Foundation shares staff with the
Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation

Legal Aid Foundation

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado funds legal
services programs that provide civil legal assistance
to those who have no pathway to justice.
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The Legal Aid Foundation was formed in 1981 as the statewide fund-raising arm for Colorado's federally funded legal services programs, now Colorado Rural Legal Services, Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver and Pikes Peak/Arkansas River Legal Aid. Colorado pioneered this coordinated, fund-raising model, which has been adopted by other states.

The nearly $500,000 disbursed in 1997-98 to the three programs is approximately 9% of their combined budgets. Funds are distributed based on the poverty population of each program's service area. The breakdown of the Foundation's funding sources is as follows: law firms, 60%; individuals, 29%; and other (private foundations, companies, events, miscellaneous), 11%. The Foundation has built on its success; its income has increased each year.

Families and individuals who seek help from the legal services programs funded by the Legal Aid Foundation are from every county in Colorado, live in poverty and their cases reflect day-to-day survival situations. Last year, these programs provided assistance to approximately 25,000 low-income families. As the number of individuals joining the ranks of the poor in Colorado continues to escalate, the private fund-raising activities of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado become increasingly important in the lives of the less fortunate.

The Programs

We work to meet the basic legal (non-criminal)
needs of poor and low-income individuals.

Providing access to justice for people denied this right due to impoverished conditions is the basis upon which Colorado's three legal services programs were founded. The programs assist poor families and individuals with their civil (non-criminal) problems and as a result, help them maintain the basic necessities of a decent and dignified life. Last year, thousands of Coloradans received help in:

  • obtaining or maintaining access to health care;
  • saving their homes from foreclosure;
  • obtaining child support orders;
  • obtaining or maintaining disability benefits; and
  • restoring family stability.

To qualify for legal assistance, a family's gross income must not exceed 125% of federal poverty guidelines. For example, the gross income for a family of four cannot currently exceed $20,563 annually. Clients are from diverse backgrounds, are of all colors and ages, but all of them are poor.

In the past year alone, Colorado's legal services programs closed approximately 25,000 cases but had to turn away thousands more due to lack of funding. When appropriate, self-help materials such as brochures and informational materials were given to clients for their use in solving their own problems. Most of the matters requiring one-on-one assistance were solved without court appearances.

Looking Ahead

The tragic reality is that problems confronting the poor today are more prevalent and more serious than a decade ago. Currently, almost one-half million individuals statewide qualify for legal aid as defined by federal poverty guidelines, but there is only one legal services attorney for every 10,000 eligible persons.

In 1995, federal funding for legal services was drastically reduced, resulting in a loss of over $1 million to Colorado's legal services programs. In response to this reduction, the Legal Aid Foundation intensified its fund-raising efforts and increased overall unrestricted dollars. Disbursements to the programs including 1996 were as follows:

1996 - $364,000; 1997 - $419,000; 1998 - $498,500.

In addition, the programs themselves are making strong efforts to work more efficiently with fewer resources. Colorado's three legal services programs made significant strides in collaboration to assess and develop plans for improved program technology. Although not an end in itself, technology is essential to support improved and more effective legal services provided by the programs. These efforts began in 1997 with the goal of enhanced program performance in late 1998, throughout 1999 and beyond.

Major Donors:

The success of the Legal Aid Foundation is a result of people who care — hundreds of people working together to provide the way to legal advice, representation, and advocacy for and on behalf of the less fortunate. To our generous contributors, we express our heartfelt appreciation.

Individual Donors

Benefactor $2,500 and above

David Butler
A. Bruce & Brenda Campbell
Harold A. & Beverly Haddon
Edwin S. Kahn
Jay P. K. Kenney
Frances A. Koncilja
David N. & Roberta A. Levin
Pepe J. Mendez
Joan Phipps Pechman

Patron $1,000 - $2,499

Deborah R. Adams
Anonymous
Haradon & Betsy Beatty
Anne J. Castle
George & Marion Curtis
H. Patrick Furman
Miles M. Gersh
Dale R. & Toni Harris
Russell K. Haskell
Dave Jankowski & Nancy Connick
Phillip A. Kendall
Thomas E. Korson & Mary Mullarkey

Virginia R., an elderly widow living on Social
Security, was victimized by a home-improvement
scam. An employee of a repair company agreed
to fix two broken windows for a pre-payment of
$500. After receiving payment, and promising to
do the work the next day, the technician never
returned. Virginia repeatedly called the company,
but her calls were not returned. She finally
contacted legal aid, where an attorney resolved
the situation by securing a total refund.

Mary Ann Krawchuk
James L. Merrill
Steven U. Mullens
Charles W. Newcom
Diana M. Poole & Steven C. Lass
Walter H. Sargent
Jon C. Thomas & Jan Erickson
Lester R. Woodward

Friend $500 - $999

Diane S. & Thomas Barrett
Frederick J. Baumann
Robert W. Brandes, Jr.
Mary A. Brauer
G. Scott Briggs
Patricia A. Butler
James E. Bye
Michael H. Bynum
James L. & Katrina Carpenter
Bruce Ducker
Thomas B. & Virginia W. Faxon
Tad S. Foster
William S. Garner, Jr.
Woody & Georgia Garnsey
Anne C. Gibson
Don W. & Mary T. Hoagland
Glen E. Keller
Celeste Holder Kling & Robert Kling
Steve & Penny Koerner
W. Bruce Kopper
Cathy & James Krendl
Christopher Lane
Juli E. & Jim Lapin
Ruth G. Lehman
Ronald A. Lehmann
J. Thomas Macdonald
Hugh J. McClearn
William C. McClearn
Michael McGloin
Donald C. McKinlay
Kathryn E. Miller & Greg Eurich
William D. Miller
Richard C. Nehls
Jeffrey G. Pearson
Elizabeth Phelan & Paul Smith
Dorothy G. Raymond
John R. Rodman
Bruce & Martha Sattler
Michael J. Steiner & Carol Hildebrand
Katherine Tamblyn
John Leonard Watson
David West
Yeulin V. Willett
Robert Youle

Law Firms


$200 per Attorney

Alperstein & Covell
Arnold & Porter
Baker & Hostetler
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll
Banks & Imatani
Bartlit, Beck, Herman, Palenchar & Scott
Becker, Stowe & Lynch
Berliner, Zisser, Walter & Gallegos
Breit, Bosch, Levin & Coppola
Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Strickland
The Burkhardt Law Firm
Burns, Figa & Will
Canges, Iwashko & Bethke
Carlson, Hammond & Paddock
Castle & Castle
Cooley Godward
Cortez, Macaulay & Bernhardt
Davis, Graham & Stubbs
Dufford & Brown
Eley & Eley
Faegre & Benson
Freeborn & Peters
Gersh & Helfrich
Haddon, Morgan & Foreman
Harris, Karstaedt, Jamison & Powers
Heppenstall, Savage, Hillyard & Muller
Hill & Robbins
Hogan & Hartson
Holland & Hart
Holme, Roberts & Owen
Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe
Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy
Jacobs, Chase, Frick, Kleinkopf & Kelley
Jessop & Company
Kelly/Haglund/Garnsey & Kahn
King, Minnig, Clexton & Feola
Koncilja & Associates
Kraemer, Kendall & Benson
Lapin & Associates
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae
David Lichtenstein, Attorney at Law
Lirtzman, Nehls & Hepner
McGeady Sisneros
Miller & Steiert
Mills & Weitzenkorn
Morrison & Foerster
Netzorg & McKeever
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti
Parcel, Mauro, Hultin & Spaanstra
Pendleton, Friedberg, Wilson & Hennessey
Perkins Coie
Petros & White
Purvis, Gray, Schuetze & Gordon
Quade, Fontana & Bonin
Quimby & Higgins
Retherford, Mullen, Johnson & Bruce
Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons
Sheridan Ross
Sherman & Howard
Steiner, Darling & Hutchinson
Law Office of Diana Terry
Trout & Raley
Waldbaum, Corn, Koff, Berger & Cohen
Walters & Joyce
Welborn, Sullivan, Meck & Tooley
White & Jankowski
Williams & Trine
Williams, Youle & Koenigs
Winzenburg, Leff, Purvis & Payne
Wolf & Slatkin

Individual Contributors


$250 - $499

Anonymous
H. Gregory Austin
Marilyn Averill
William A. & Deborah Bianco
James E. Bicknell
Scott A. Blackmun
Peter W. Booth
Kent H. Borges
Doris Burd
W. Cotton Burden
Clifford J. Calhoun
Charles Calvin
Lynn Cannon
Gerald A. Caplan
Thomas E. Carlock
Erik B. Carlson
Willis V. Carpenter
Nancy Cohen
Jeanne "Gigi" Darricades
Spencer T. Denison
Sharon J. Devine
John J. Donahue
Roger & Larae Essman
Bruce P. Fierst
Gordon G. Greiner
Jesse B. Heath, Jr.
Thomas C. Henley
Mike Hilgers
Daniel Hoffman
George M. Hopfenbeck
Roxanne Jensen
A. Bruce & Malinda Jones
Steven M. Kaufmann
Peter J. & Louise L. King
Christopher Koenigs
Gerald & Dolores Kopel
C. Randel & Lisa Lewis
Sally L. MacLuckie
Jane Michaels
Gale & Jan Miller
Robert R. Miller
Dennis M. Montgomery
G. Bryan Morgan
Norman R. Mueller & Christine Murphy
P. Kay & Tom Norton
Katherine J. Peck
Richard & Frances Penn
Bernard Poskus
William & Judith Prakken
Henry R. Reckler
William K. & Patty N. Ris
Howard I. Rosenberg & Kristen Dutton
Brent E. Rychener
Robert M. Severson
Dwight K. Shellman, III
Helen R. Stone
Michael L. Touff
Tucker K. Trautman
Tracy & Gary Wagner
N. Dawn Webber
Marianne Wesson
Michael J. White
Michael A. Williams
Michael L. Williams
James Thomas Jr. & Candace A. Wolhart
L. Thomas & Marty Woodford
Henry D. Worley & Sharon Tarr Worley

$100 - $249


Wanda Abel
Jack K. Agee
Bennett S. Aisenberg
Catherine H. Anderson
Gunnar E. Andersson
Anonymous
Jonathan D. Asher
Diane M. Astourian
John Aylward
Barbara Ayre
Robert A. Backus
David & Lisa Bailey
James Bailey
Timothy R. Bakken
Patrick E. Barney
Clarence L. Bartholic
Ruth & David Becker
Thomas L. Beckmann
William R. Bell
Joseph Bellipanni
Rachel A. Bellis
Caroline Benham
Amy Benson
Martin M. Berliner
Erich Bethke
J. Fern Black
Howard & Carol Boigon
Kathleen Boland
Mark H. & Krista Boscoe
Christopher M. Brandt
L. Richard Bratton
Christopher R. & Margo Brauchli
Albert Brenman
Robert D. Briggle
Karl E. Bring
Michael & Rebecca Bromley
Joseph J. Bronesky
Myndie Brown & Dan Woodrow
Bruce T. Buell
W. M. Busch
Douglas M. Cain, III
William M. Calvert
Donald E. Campbell
Tim & Sharon Campbell
Michael Canges
Randy C. Canney
John H. Carey
Charlton H. Carpenter
John A. Carver
Gary Ceriani
Barbara Chamberlain
Thomas P. & Susan J. Chambers
May Chou & Henry D. Chu
David & Kris Ciccolo
Barkley L. Clanahan
Aaron R. Clay
Lisa K. Clay
Edward D. Cleveland
Christine A. Coates
William & Sara-Jane Cohen
Richard B. Collins
John P. & JoAnn Congdon
David C. Conley
Robert T. Connery
Frederic K. Conover
Rebecca A. Koppes Conway
Joseph R. Coyte
Thomas R. Cross
Rhonda Smith Crossen
Chelsey Culp
Harvey W. Curtis
Lisa M. Dailey
Carolyn E. Daniels
Edward A. Dauer
Maxine N. Davenport
Janice B. Davidson
Robert P. Davison
Paul C. Daw
Daniel W. Dean
Raymond M. Deeny
Robert DeLaney
Thomas deMarino
William & Virginia B. DeMoulin
Laurence W. DeMuth
William O. DeSouchet
Geoff & Becky deWolfe
William T. Diss
Brian C. Donovan
Kenneth Dresner
David J. Driscoll & Claire Levy
Frank N. Dubofsky
Jean E. Dubofsky
Philip L. Dubois
Daniel S. & Patricia Duggan
Michael J. Duncan
Robert & Beth Duncan
Stephen S. Dunham
John W. Dunn
Amy L. Durfee
Karen & John DuWalt
Brian Eberle
David G. Ebner
David G. Eisenstein
J. Eric Eliff
James D. Ellman
Michael R. Enwall
Robert C. Erler
Bruce L. Evans
Richard L. & Mary Fanyo
Hubert A. Farbes
J. Michael Farley
David A. Farus
Stephen R. Fatzinger
Thomas A. Feldman
David R. Fine
Lindsay E. Fischer
Donald J. Fisher, Jr.
Terry Fiske
Douglas W. Fix
Richard M. Foster
Henry C. Frey
John P. Frey
Melody K. Fuller
Joseph F. Furay
Richard L. Gabriel & Jill M. Wichlens
Larry R. Gaddis
John F. Gallagher
Michael Gallagher
Phillip C. Gans
John M. Gardner
Richard S. Gast
Nancy J. Gegenheimer
Patricia M. Germer-Coolidge
Kimberly E. Ghiselli
Michael L. Gilbert
Shelley Gilman
Edward A. Gleason
Sandra R. Goldman
Peter A. Goldstein
Robert J. Golten
C. Lee Goodbar, Jr.
Mona S. Goodwin
Gertrude Grant
John B. Greer
Spencer A. Gresham
E. David Griffith
Garth Grissom
Mark D. Gruskin
Laurence M. Guilford
Lynn Gale Guissinger
Stuart S. Gunckel
Peter C. & Jean A. Guthery
Kathleen Haddock
Norman D. & Pamela E. Haglund
Dorothy F. Haines
Daniel C. Hale
Paul H. Haller
Earl C. Hancock
J. Donald Haney
Felicity Hannay
Joy E. Hansen
Scott Harper
David B. Harrison
James L. Harrison
Dennis W. Hartley
James E. Hautzinger
Leeon E. Hayden
Charles E. Henry
J. D. Henry
Joy R. Hilliard
Charles Hilton
Phyliss K. Hirschfeld
Gregory Hobbs
William T. Hoffman
Richard Holme
Ann Hopfenbeck
Donald J. Hopkins
Richard M. Hopper
William J. Horlbeck
Chevis F. Horne
Irving Howbert
H. Lawrence Hoyt
Jim Hubbell & Caren Press
Chuck & Connie Huddleson
Lynne M. Hufnagel
Marcia & James Hughes
James M. Hult
Paul F. Hultin
Abraham V. Hutt
Robert S. & Sheila Hyatt
William J. Hybl
Richard D. Irvin
Ruth K. Irvin
Nina A. Iwashko
Dennis M. Jackson
Steven K. Jacobson
Thomas M. James
Barbara M. & Daniel S. Japha
William C. Jensen
George A. Johnson
Scott W. Johnson
David C. Johnston
Richard & Catherine Jones
Edward N. Juhan
Jeffrey J. Kahn
Erika M. Kaiser
Robert J. Kapelke
M. Stephen Kautz
Robert S. Kayser
Susan Keesen
Edward R. & Jane P. Kellenberger
Steven W. Kelly
Matthew Kenna
Thomas L. Kennedy
Francis P. King
Neil C. King
James W. Kin
Roger A. Klein
Bruce A. Kolbezen
Sandy F. Kraemer
David H. Krall
R. G. Krovitz
Robert E. Krute
Camron R. Kuelthau
Katharine D. Kurtz
Edward J. LaBarre
Kenneth M. Laff
Tim LaFrance
Eugene Lang
Sharon I. Langendoerfer
Gary LaPlante
Diane M. Lathrop
James R. Latourrette
Conrad Lattes
Sally M. sought legal aid after being severely
beaten by her husband. Concerned for her safety
and that of her two children, she was granted
a permanent restraining order and eventual
divorce with the help of a legal services attorney.
Today, Sally works as an abuse counselor and is
raising her children in an atmosphere free of
domestic violence.

Barbara Lavender

Gary E. Lawyer
Karen Schauble Leaffer
Sanford E. Lee
Christopher M. Leh

Natalie Hanlon-Leh
Jerome L. & Sheila I. Lemberger
Katherine A. LeVoy
Evan & Leslie Lipstein
Richard Lirtzman
John A. Lobus
Debra Long
Maria Theresa B. Lopez
Ruth B. Lurie
M. E. MacDougall
John D. & Janet MacFarlane
Jean M. Macheledt & Guy Kelley
D. D. Mallard
Greta Maloney
Sylvia Manzanares
E. Gregory Martin
Ronald M. Martin
William A. Martinez
Richard P. Matsch
Karen Maurer
Wiley & Missy Mayne
Meredith McBurney
John L. McCabe
Susan D. McPhillips
Sheila H. Meer
H. Barton Mendenhall
Thomas E. Merrigan
Joseph E. & Jane R. Meyer
Scott A. Midgley
Paula Miller
Robert A. Millman
Francy S. Milner
Gene Mitchell
Kristen Mix
Robert H. & Sarah S. Moench
James R. Montgomery
Thomas H. Moore
Peter E. Morgan
Joseph W. Morrisey, Jr.
Howard Morrison
Steven K. Mulliken
John J. & Manuelita Mullins
James A. Mundt
D. Rico Munn
William E. Murane
Robert B. Murray
Ramsey Myatt
Ann Bliss Mygatt
William D. Neighbors
Frederick Newall
Quigg & Virginia Newton
Linda G. Niven
Rebecca Noecker
Steve Noecker
Joan M. Norman
Aldo G. Notarianni
Edward J. Nugent, III
Peter J. Obernesser
Joseph J. O'Brien
Edward F. O'Keefe
Dean T. Ogawa
John G. Otto
Cheryl Outerbridge
James C. Owen
Norman A. Palermo
Randy L. Parcel
Howard E. Parks
James S. Patterson
Thomas W. Peard
Z. L. Pearson
Steven T. & Debi M. Pelican
Janet Perlstein
Raymond J. Petersen
Florence J. Phillips
Patrick & Betsy Plank
Steven D. Plissey
D. Bruce Pope
John E. Popovich & Nancy L. Juday
David M. Powell
Vincent M. Prichard
Cynthia M. Pring
Joseph R. Quinn
Vincent N. Rahaman
Ann T. & Jerry Raisch
Manuel Ramos & Florence Hernandez-Ramos
Richard Ranson
William Redak, Jr.
Susan Reeves
C. Brian Renfro
Jerry A. Retherford
Susan T. Richards
James M. Rifkin
Gene Riordan
Mario H. Rivera
Jane Roberts
Paul Roberts
Beverly Quail Roble
Linda L. Rockwood
Donald W. Roe
Garth W. Rogers
Sondra Roman-Tomlinson
James M. Rooney
Andrew M. Rosen
Darrell Rosen
Richard Rosenblatt & Marti Hauser
Luis D. Rovira
Wendy Slee Rudnik
Michael Sabian
Jo Ann Viola Salazar
Jan B. Sbarbaro
Donald & Rosalie Schiff
L. William Schmidt
L.J. Schoenwald
Robert O. & Suzanne Schulze
Thomas C. Seawell
Sara A. Seibert
Scott A. Sells
David Lee Shakes
Jeri Shepherd
Michael D. Shimmin
John C. Siegesmund, III
H. Williams Sims
Thomas G. Sitz
Gail E. Skaggs
Gerald C. Sloat
Bruce G. Smith
Daniel Smith
David Smith
Jeffrey L. & Diana D. Smith
Tod J. Smith & Jerilyn DeCoteau
Karen Lambart Spencer
Don L. Spicer
Donald E. Spiegleman
Thomas R. Stephens
Huntley Stone
Dan D. Stuart
John T. Sullivan
Mark, Kimberlee & Fiona Sullivan
Steven Taffet
Charles Tanabe
Daniel & Shelley Taubman
Ronald H. Thompson
Robert C. Tobias
Caroline Turner
Charles C. Turner
James H. Turner
Lawrence E. Volmert
James D. Voorhees
Gary W. Waggoner
Craig E. Wagner
Molly Walker
Peter J. Wall
James E. Wallace
Nancy L. Wallace
Mrs. Alex Warner
Clinton W. Wasser
Clark & Martha Weaver
Linda Weiler
Murray I. Weiner
Mark & Tracey Welch
Robert J. Welter
Michael Westover
Jeffrey R. Wheeler
Bill Whitacre
H. Clay Whitlow
Christopher D. Whitney
Robert Wiegand, II
Marla J. Williams
Randy Lee Williams
Charles Willman
Matthew B. Wills
Daniel M. Winograd
Gerald W. Wischmeyer
Frederic M. Wise
Maureen Reidy Witt
David L. Wood
Alice I. Woodall
Eva Camacho Woodard
Leslie B. Woodard
Marvin Woolf
Ruth M. Wright
Martha Wyrsch
Gwen J. Young
Michael A. Zeeb
Linda A. Zinn
Keith H. Zook
Steven Zwick

$99 or less


Norman Aaronson
Byron L. Akers
Leo S. Altman
Mary Ellen Amaral
Paul G. Anderson
Anonymous
Karl F. Anuta
Vincent R. Atencio
Jeffrey S. Auxier
Barton S. Balis
L. Kea Bardeen
John H. Barrett
Claudia J. Bayliff
William E. Benjamin
Field C. Benton
John A. Berman
John R. Bernick
Michael A. Berniger
Briana Bianca
Thomas H. Birch
Jolene Blair
Bryan William Blakely
Gary R. Blando
Lyle L. Boll
Jerome & Meg Borison
John P. Bowen
Frank J. Brainerd
James A. Brantz
Aaron Brodsky
Robert Bronstein
Mackintosh Brown
Richard P. Brown
Stephen L. Brown
Susan E. Brown
William H. Brown
Margaret R. Brubaker
Cindy Hull Bruner
Kirk Brush
Ilene P. Buchalter
Mary Beth Buescher
Peter Bullard
Arthur P. Butler
Ann Byrne
Richard J. Callahan
George & Sue Cannon
Joe A. Cannon
Carolyn Carey
William H. Carnahan
Michael Brian Carroll
Carol Carter
Randle W. Case, II
James J. Cavanaugh
Lee F. Christian
George G. Christiansen
Christiane H. Citron
Wilton W. Cogswell, III
Joseph C. Coleman
Sanford D. Coleman
John F. Cook
Gordon R. Cooper
Holly C. & Ward Cooper
Leonard M. Cooper
Kenneth S. Copple
A. M. Coren
Jim B. Craft
Spencer Jay Crona
Catalina Cruz
Mary Cullen
Frederick W. Damour
Kermit L. Darkey
Timothy Flint Davis
Glenn DeAtley
James J. Delaney
Joseph N. DeRaismes
J.E. DeVilbiss
Terri S. Diem
Joseph Diver
Michael J. Dommermuth
Warwick M. Downing
Jann P. Dubois
Thomas H. Duncan
Norm Early
Henry B. Eastland
Dean Edmundson
Charles Lewis Ehrenpreis
William M. Ela
Donald L. Elliott
Jim Estin & Ann Laquer
Irving Ettenberg
John W. Fahrney
Maureen S. Farrell
M. Flynn Feeney
Kristi Ferraro
Janet Fine
John S. Finn
Mark W. Fischer
Elbert Floyd
David A. Fogel
Richard H. Forman
Loyce A. Forrest
Mr. & Mrs. S. S. Fortner
Steve Foster
Ann E. Fox
John N. Franklin
Michael Frederick
Joseph C. French
Burton & Anne Fretz
W. Fricke
Joel M. Funk
Steve L. Gaines
Watson W. & Patti Galleher
H. Conway Gandy
Alexander Garlin & Virginia Chavez
Leif Garrison
John P. Gascoyne
Juanita W. Gehrke
Jon P. Genser
Elvin Gentry
Michele Gerard
Stephen K. Gerdes
David H. Getches
Terence A. Gilmore
Carol Glowinsky
Diana A. Goldberg
Joan A. & Jeffrey M. Goldsmith
Barry J. Goldstein
Ann Z. Goldstein & Ira Chernus
Susan A. Goodnature
William C. Gorham
Peter J. Gowen
Cameron Grant
Wallace H. Grant
Alan Greenberg
Amy B. Greenfield
Jack Greenwald
Fred W. & Barbara Gross
Al H. Haas
Tamara J. Haigler
Ralph E. Hall
Richard V. Hall
Joseph W. Halpern
Clyde Hampton
Mark D. Hanson
Stephen D. Harris
Joan & John Harrison
Gail C. Harriss
Richard H. Hart
Cynthia M. Hartman
Kenneth Harty
George H. Hass
Elizabeth Hayden
William H. Hazlitt
Josie & Rollie Heath
Frank W. Heery
L. Michael Henry
Joanne Herlihy
Greg Heron
Michael Herron
Howard Hertzberg
Alden T. Hill
Alden V. Hill
Jill A. Hirschfeld
Anne Hodges
Joseph G. Hodges
Debra Hodgson
Alan R. Hopeman
Richard E. Hopper, Jr.
Kim Robert Houtchens
Pam Howell
Dan Hughes
Thomas J. Hurley
Martin P. & Thelma Hutt
Michael C. Ireland
R. Brooke Jackson
Robbi Jackson
Barbara Jacobi
Honora I. Jacquez
Judith M. James
Floy Jeffares
Douglas S. Joffe
Frank T. Johnson
Jeff J. Johnson
Raymond C. Johnson
Winthrop Johnson
Frederick Jolley
Richard A. Karre
William G. Kaufman
Daniel G. Kay

Richard L. Kaylor
Susan J. Keller

 

The C. Johnson family of four called legal aid
after being contacted by a bill collector. Mr.
Johnson's temporary disability prevented him from
maintaining employment, so he could not
pay medical bills from a car accident in which Mrs.
Johnson was hospitalized. Their insurance
company denied coverage, contending that hospital-
ization was not required. A legal aid attorney
obtained partial payment of the bill from the insurance
carrier and persuaded the hospital
to reduce the balance due.

Robert F. Kelley
Richard Kennedy
Albert H. Kern
Jonathan Kessler
Stuart Kingsbery
Walter Kingsbery
Ken F. Kirkpatrick
James G. Kiryakakis
David Klein
Howard & Barbara Klemme
William J. Kneeland
Bradley K. Kolman
Walter Kowalchik
Sarah Anne Krakoff
K. Harsha Krishnan
Robert Lackner
Paula M. Lallier
William O. Lamm
Kathleen M. Lane
John P. Lange
Timothy Langworthy
Robert E. Lanham
Jan Larsen
Sally Lazar
James H. Leach
Stephen H. Leonhardt
Andrea Levitt
Diane B. Lewis
Fredric J. Lewis
Randi J. Lewis
Laura Lindley
Tony Link
Donna L. Lipinski
Celia Litman
Andrew C. Littman
John Livingston
John C. Long
Eric Love
Judith Lubow
Patricia A. Luby
Ann K. MacLaughlin
H. C. Mahlman
Lydia A. Mangan
David G. Manter
Jose D. Marquez
Donald Bennett Martin
Matthew S. Martin
Elizabeth A. Martinez
Penny L. Huber Mattson
W. Stephen McCormick
L. W. McDaniel
John E. & Catherine L. McDermott
Steven W. McDonald
Patricia A. McEahern
William C. McGehee
J. Nicholas McGrath
Richard C. McLean
Robert McPherson
Deborah Menkins
Bruce J. Meyer
Lynn N. Meyer
David W. Miller
Gregory S. Miller
Jennifer J. Miller
Linda S. Miller
Marjorie A. Miller
Richard E. Mishkin
Mason Mitchell
Donald S. Molen
Jules & Lynn M. Mondschein
Durham J. Monsma
Bill Morris
Edith I. Morris
Richard C. Morris
Wendy Moser
Hiroshi Motomura
H. Paul Muyskens
William Nagel
David M. Naiman
Katharine K. Nanda
David L. Nelson
Jerry C. & Kay D. Nelson
Barbara Nobel
Lisa K. Norberg
Georgia Noriyuki
Steven Nypaver
Colleen O'Laughlin
Linda Olson
Beth B. Ornstein
Geneva McNamee Owens
David Parks
Christine Payne
John R. Perrin
James Peters
Dianne H. Peterson
Robert C. Peterson
Kathleen R. Philpott
Charles Pierce
Martin L. Plassmeyer
John Plock
Bruce L. Plotkin & Judy Altenberg
Ruthanne Polidori
Elliott Powers
David S. Prince
Victor Quinn
Herman A. Ratner
Steve Ray
Jim Rayis
Leslie M. Reed
Michael Reidy
Michael K. Reppe
Lloyd L. Rich
Lenard Rioth
Janet S. Roberts
Lori L. Roberts
Bruce L. & Sally K. Rogers
Todd W. Rogers
Sharon R. Roth
Robert B. Rottman
Royal C. Rubright
W. Terry Ruckriegle
Edwin G. Ruland
Molly Anne Ryan
Scott K. & Denise L. Saathoff
Robert J. Safranek
Carole Salamaha
Kirk S. Samelson
John F. Sass
Cynthia A. Savage
Gerald Sawatzky
Hilbert Schauer
Richard W. Schelin
Paul L. Schmitz
William F. Schoeberlein
Robert E. Schreiner
Judith F. Schulman
Lawrence J. Schulman
Kenneth L. Scott
David Lee Scull
Lila Seal
Dan R. Sheehy
David S. Sherman
David A. Shifrin
Casey Ann Shpall
Norma A. Sierra
Robert L. Silber
Carla Sledge
Elizabeth Anne Smith
Morgan Smith
Donald P. Smith, Jr.
"Equal justice under law is not merely a caption
on the facade of the Supreme Court building.
It is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our
society . . . it is fundamental that justice should
be the same, in substance and availability,
without regard to economic status."

Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr.


Marshall A. Snider
R. Eric Solem
William C. Speers
Andrew Spiegel
Daniel B. Stageman
Jonah Staller
Randolph W. Starr
Nancy E. Stead
Elizabeth M. Steele
John R. Stefonik
Kasiel & Joyce S. Steinhardt
Leon Sterling
Joseph Stern
Charles E. Stirman
John W. Suthers
Ronald O. Sylling
Constance C. Talmage
Nancy Terrill
Joan E. Teslow
Katharine Teter
Janel A. Timmins
Nancy P. Tisdall
Margie J. Titus
Kristen & Paul Tourangeau
Paul E. Usery
Sherri Valentine
Thomas Van Norman
Stu VanMeveren
Daniel A. Vigil
Rosalie Vigna
Stephen P. Villano
John E. Walberg
William E. Walters, III
Kevin M. Ward
Zita L. Weinshienk
Patrick M. Westfeldt
Cullen A. Wheelock
Raymond E. Wilder
Murray & Debbie Wilkening
Arthur O. Wilkonson
Gordon W. Williams
Mike & Janet Williams
Richard A. Winkel
Amy Printz Winterfeld
Julie A. Wolfe
Winston W. Wolvington
Susan K. Wood-Ellis
Alan & Elizabeth Woodard
Carl Gary Yeager
Bradley J. Yoder
Ted & Su Zerwin

Law Firms


$100 to $199 (per Attorney)


Anderson, Dude, Pifher & Lebel
Ankele, Icenogle, Norton & Seter
Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason
Caplan and Earnest
Chrisman, Bynum & Johnson
Cohen, Brame & Smith
Cooper & Tanis
Davis & Ceriani
Michael Dominick
Enoch & Enoch
Felt, Houghton & Monson
Flynn, McKenna, Wright & Karsh, Ltd.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Halaby, Cross, Liechty & Schluter
Hall & Evans
Hamil Professional Corporation
Hutchinson, Black & Cook
Johnson & Johnson
Kruse & Lynch
Kutak Rock
Labuda and Goulart
Lathrop Law Office
LeHouillier & Associates
P. Scott Lowery
Melat, Pressman, Ezell & Higbie
Patrick D. Mika & Associates
Miller, Lane, Killmer & Greisen
Osgood, Simpson & Harris
Patton Boggs
Poulson, O'Dell & Peterson
Pryor, Johnson, Montoya, Carney & Karr
Reiman & Bayaz
Richilano & Ridley
Robinson & Scheurer
Rossi, Cox, Kiker & Inderwish
Senn, Lewis, Visciano & Strahle
Skeen & Skeen
Slivka, Robinson, Water & O'Dorisio
James C. Tienken
Vanatta, Sullan, Sandgrund & Sullan
Zupkus & Ayd

Law Firms


$99 or Less (per Attorney)


Alpern, Myers, Stuart, Scheurman & Levinson
Anstine, Hill, Richards & Simpson
Bernard, Lyons & Gaddis
Bond & Morris
Braden, Frindt, Stinar & Stimple
James A. Brantz
Burk & Burk
Collins and Cockrel
Cooper & Clough
Dean & Reid
Deitz and Davis
Denman & Corbetta
Dill, Dill, Carr, Stonbraker & Hutchings
Downey & Knickrehm
Fairfield & Woods
Fest and Jessel
Fleming, Pattridge & Runnerstrom
Fowler, Schimberg and Flanagan
Gelt, Fleishman & Sterling
Gerlach & Weddell
Glasman, Jaynes, McBride & Musgrave
Gorsuch Kirgis
Haligman, Lottner, Rubin & Fishman
Hammond & Clark
Hasler, Fonfara & Maxwell
Hendricks, Hendricks & Shakes
Hurth, Yeager & Sisk
Joyner & Fewson
Kane, Donley & Johnson
Katch, Sender & Wasserman
Kennedy & Christopher
Levin, Rechlitz & Shimel
Liggett, Smith & Williams
March & Liley
McAllister & Murphy
McClure & Eggleston
McKenna & Cuneo
McWilliams Mediation
Montgomery, Little & McGrew
Myatt, Brandes & Gast
Polidori, Gerome, Franklin & Jacobson
Porzak, Browning & Johnson
Ridgway, Romeo & Vincent
Rouss & O'Rourke
Shivley, Strommen & Holst
Sparks Dix
Strand, Meadows & Webb
Stern & Elkind
Studholme & Cooke
Sullivan & Sullivan
Toussaint & Nemer
Treece, Alfrey, Musat & Bosworth
Vaughan & Demuro
White and Steele
Wick, Campbell, Bramer, Ukasick & Trautwein
The Wills Law Firm
Winston & Liston
Wolfe & Masid
Yu, Stromberg, Cleveland

FOUNDATIONS


Anschutz Family Foundation
Margaret McDonald Boss Trust
Carson-Pfafflin Family Foundation
Castaways Foundation
The Denver Foundation
Harmes C. Fishback Foundation
The Humphreys Foundation
Rose Community Foundation
Steinhauser Foundation

COMPANIES


Arthur Andersen LLP
Colorado East Bank & Trust
Daniels & Associates
Dennis & Co., CPA, P.C.
Duree & Company, Inc.
First State Bank of Fort Collins
Gelfond Hochstadt Pangburn & Co.
Hein + Associates, LLP
Hofgard & Company, Inc.
K N Energy Inc.
Kennecott Corporation
Lockheed Martin
Lone Pine Realty
Michael B. Johnson & Co.
PaineWebber
Patten, MacPhee & Associates, Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Richardson Agency
River Oaks Cable Corp.
Shuster & Company, P.C.
A. Marvin Strait, CPA
Templeton & Associates
Times-Call Publishing Corporation
Yale and Company

Special Gifts


Linda Roberts Zinn
in honor of Michael Canges

Janet & Arthur Fine
in honor of David Fine

Mrs. Alex Warner
in memory of Alex H. Warner

Dorothy F. Haines
in memory of Charles H. Haines, Jr.

Carolyn T. Carey

Henry D. Chu & May N. Chou

Maureen S. Farrell

Burton & Anne Fretz
in memory of Kevin W. Carey

John C. Benson Pro Bono Award from the Faegre & Benson Foundation
awarded to Natalie Hanlon-Leh

Employee Matching Gift Program


American Express Foundation
Boulder County United Way
Colorado Executive Offices, Inc.
FirstBank Systems Foundation
Guaranty National Companies
Johns Manville
Micromedex, Inc.
National Foundation for Philanthropy
Rose Medical Center
US WEST, Inc.

In-Kind Gifts


Colorado Interstate Gas
Hein + Associates, LLP
KN Energy, Inc.
Kelly/Haglund/Garnsey & Kahn
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti

Event Contributors


Agren Reporting & Video, Inc.
Bouquets
Brookfield
Campagna Baking
Chives American Bistro
Gelfond Hochstadt Pangburn & Co.
Hein + Associates, LLP
Kimball International
KN Energy Inc.
Lexis-Nexis Inc.
MCI
Patty Jewett Clubhouse Staff
The Peppercorn Collection
Shred-It
South Jefferson County
Summit Communications, Inc.
The Tattered Cover
Vectra Bank
The Vineyard Wine Shop
Z-Axis Corporation

Special Thanks to . . .

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The 1997 holiday season was more festive, with two wine tasting events benefiting the Legal Aid Foundation. The Fourth Annual Wine Tasting event conducted by the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division raised $4,500, and The First Annual El Paso Bar Association New Lawyers Section Wine Tasting to Benefit Legal Aid raised $1,345.

The major sponsors of these events were: Templeton & Associates; Cheers Liquor Mart; Continental Divide Distributors; Dionysus; Grand Vin Distributing Company; Midwest Distributing Company; Mountain Wine Distributing Company; National Distributing Company; Pinnacle Distributing Company; Plum Creek Cellars; Rocky Mountain Beer Wine & Spirits; Western Davis Distributing Company and Western Wine Distributors.

Several accounting firms stepped up and joined the bar in support of legal tcl-1998nov-laf5services during the 1997-98 campaign: Arthur Andersen LLP; Dennis & Co., CPA, P.C.; Duree & Co., Inc.; Gelfond, Hochstadt, Pangburn & Co.; Hein + Associates, LLP; Patten, MacPhee & Associates, Inc.; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Shuster & Co., P.C.; A. Marvin Strait, CPA; and Yale & Company.

For the fourth straight year, IKON Office Solutions donated proceeds from its golf tournament to the Foundation. The 1997 tournament raised $3,400.

1997-98 Board of Trustees

Chairperson
A. Bruce Campbell
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti

Vice-Chairperson
Deborah R. Adams
Sole Practitioner

Secretary
William S. Garner, Jr.
KN Energy, Inc.

Treasurer
Michael A. Zeeb
Arthur Andersen LLP

Jonathan D. Asher
Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver

Frederick J. Baumann
Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons

Scott A. Blackmun
Hogan & Hartson

Robert W. Brandes, Jr.
Myatt, Brandes & Gast

Michael H. Bynum
Chrisman, Bynum & Johnson

Anne J. Castle
Holland & Hart

Kris A. Ciccolo
US WEST, Inc.

Rebecca A. Koppes Conway
President, Colorado Bar Association

Cynthia P. Delaney
Sherman & Howard

Harold A. Haddon
Haddon, Morgan & Foreman, P.C.

Darren R. Hensley
Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll

Edward M. Heppenstall
Heppenstall, Savage, Hillyard & Muller

David F. Jankowski
White & Jankowski

Stephen G. Koerner
Colorado Interstate Gas

Frances A. Koncilja
Koncilja & Associates

Mary Ann Krawchuk

Juli E. Lapin
Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy

Steven C. Lass
Kelly/Haglund/Garnsey & Kahn

Jerome L. Lemberger
Pikes Peak/Arkansas River Legal Aid

D. Rico Munn
Baker & Hostetler

Jill E. Murray
Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff & Ragonetti

Richard C. Nehls
Lirtzman, Nehls & Hepner

Leslie A. Patten
Patten, MacPhee & Associates, Inc.

Katherine J. Peck
Holme, Roberts & Owen

Dorothy G. Raymond
CableLabs

Mario H. Rivera
Colorado Rural Legal Services

William E. Walters, III
Walters & Joyce

John Leonard Watson
Freeborn & Peters

Carolynne C. White
Denver Water Board

Lester R. Woodward
Davis, Graham & Stubbs

Revenue & Expenses
for the year ended June 30, 1998

Support and Revenue: Total
Contributions:
  Attorneys $ 169,800
  Law firms 364,158
  Corporations and foundations 27,465
  In-kind 14,818
  Non-attorneys 6,345
Investment income 7,267
Special events 11,006
Other 3,313
Total support and revenue $ 604,172

Expenses: Total
Distribution to programs $ 502,503
Management and general 31,252
Fund-raising activities 77,235
Total expenses $ 610,990*

*These numbers have been reviewed by Hein + Associates, LLP.

Support and Revenue

Law firms 60%
Attorneys 28%
Corporations & foundations 5%
In-kind 2%
Non-attorneys 1%
Investment income 1%
Special events 2%
Other 1%
Expenses
Distribution to programs 82%
Management & general 5%
Fund-raising activities 13%


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