Jan 10, 2024

Bruce is CCLP's Partnership Advancement Director. In this role, Bruce works to provide consistent and ample sources of funding for CCLP to accomplish its mission of forging pathways from poverty.

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Conference room naming rights

by | Jan 10, 2024

Imagine stepping into a room where justice is woven into the very walls. A space where crucial conversations take place, shaping policies that empower marginalized communities and pave the way for a more equitable future. This is the power of the Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP), and now, you can become a part of its inspiring legacy. CCLP is thrilled to share a great opportunity for conference room naming rights here at our recently remodeled headquarters facility at 789 Sherman Street in Denver. This exciting program allows individuals, families, and businesses to leave a lasting impact on the fight for social justice, one meeting at a time. 

By sponsoring a conference room, you’ll do more than just support our critical work. You’ll actively shape the environment where advocates, policymakers, and community leaders come together to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges. Your name will not only grace the door but also resonate within the very fabric of our mission. 

Envision the countless discussions that will take place under your nameplate, where generations of future changemakers will gather to discuss crucial topics like health care access, affordable housing, and economic equity. Picture the “Denver Law Firm Conference Room” buzzing with strategic planning sessions that ensure legal representation for the most vulnerable individuals. With every meeting held, your investment will amplify the voices of those fighting for a brighter future. However, the impact extends beyond the walls of CCLP. Your commitment sends a powerful message to the community, demonstrating your unwavering support for social justice. It inspires others to join the movement, building a collective force for good. 

 

Becoming a naming rights sponsor is more than just a donation; it’s an investment in a future where everyone has what they need to succeed. Here’s how it works: 

You can choose from several conference rooms, each offering unique benefits and capacities. Whether you envision intimate strategy sessions or large-scale community gatherings, we have a space that aligns with your vision. These include:  

  • Small conference room
    • For small gatherings, capacity: 6 
    • Virtual and in-person meeting-ready 
    • Amenities: natural lighting, Wi-Fi & A/V connectivity  
    • Naming rights: $15,000
  • Medium conference room
    • SOLD, The Kelly, Haglund, Garnsey, and Kahn LLC Conference Room
  • Large meeting room
    • Newly refurbished
    • Capacity: 15
    • Virtual and in-person meeting-ready
    • Amenities: Wi-Fi & A/V connectivity, flexible seating options, privacy
    • Naming rights: $20,000
  • Conference and convening space
    • Expansive space for large community gatherings, trainings, and celebrations
    • Capacity: 30
    • Virtual, in-person meeting-ready
    • Amenities: Wi-Fi & A/V connectivity, natural lighting, flexible seating arrangements, and tables, kitchen and coffee bar
    • Naming rights: $ $50,000

Recognition and Visibility: Your name or company logo will be prominently displayed in the room, both inside and outside, ensuring enduring recognition for your contribution. 

Tax Benefits: Enjoy the satisfaction of making a meaningful impact while potentially taking advantage of valuable tax deductions. 

Be Part of the Story: Become a vital chapter in CCLP’s ongoing narrative of progress. Your support will fuel our fight for a more just and equitable world for generations to come. 

As you can see, one room is already spoken for: The Kelly, Haglund, Garnsey, and Kahn LLC Conference Room was formally named to honor our longtime donor, board member, and supporter Ed Kahn, and his legal associates for their work in service of economic security for many years. The naming of the ‘Kelly, Haglund, Garnsey, and Kahn LLC Conference Room’ on February 9th, 2023, was more than just a gesture of appreciation. It is a beacon of hope, symbolizing the enduring impact of Ed Kahn and his legal associates on CCLP and our mission to fight for economic justice. Their past support has been invaluable, and their current commitment unwavering. This room serves as a platform for future generations of advocates to gather, strategize, and build upon the incredible foundation Ed and his colleagues have laid. Together, we will continue to champion economic security for all, ensuring that Ed’s legacy continues to make a difference in Colorado for years to come. 

CCLP’s conference room naming rights program is an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy, one fueled by your unwavering commitment to social justice. Join us in creating a space where hope prevails, where community voices are amplified, and where real change takes root. Contact Partnership Advancement Director Bruce Barnum today at bbarnum@COpolicy.org to learn more about this unique opportunity and explore the inspiring impact you can make. 

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