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At Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, community involvement is part of the culture. We are committed to giving back to the communities where we work and live, through board service, hands-on volunteerism, sponsorships, donations and pro bono legal services. Even in a billable-hour culture, our employees exemplify the spirit of philanthropy.

Yearly, the firm supports more than 500 nonprofit organizations. More than 70 percent of the attorneys and policy professionals at Brownstein sit on boards of nonprofit and civic organizations. Firmwide, we provide over 10,000 hours of pro bono legal services to help underserved individuals and organizations. And more than 400 Brownstein team members volunteered at Karma Projects—volunteer projects designed to engage our employees, clients, families and friends in giving back to their communities through hands-on service.

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2018 Community Impact Report

2018 Community Impact Report

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to release our 2018 Community Impact Report. In 2018, we completed more than 50 volunteer projects across all the firm’s offices to commemorate our 50th anniversary and celebrate one of the firm’s four foundational values—Giving Back. More

Brownstein Makes a Significant Contribution to Jack N. Hyatt Endowed Scholarship at CU Law

Brownstein Makes a Significant Contribution to Jack N. Hyatt Endowed Scholarship at CU Law

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is pleased to announce that the firm has donated $50,000 to the Jack N. Hyatt Endowed Scholarship at the University of Colorado Law School. This scholarship was created at Jack's bequest after his passing last year. More

Brownstein’s Rob Kaufmann Receives Community Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council

Brownstein’s Rob Kaufmann Receives Community Leadership Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council

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Brownstein Awarded Denver Business Journal’s Partners in Philanthropy Recognition

Brownstein Awarded Denver Business Journal’s Partners in Philanthropy Recognition

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is proud to accept the 2014 Partners in Philanthropy award from the Denver Business Journal. The award highlights Brownstein’s longstanding service to the community. More

Brownstein Named Private Philanthropic Business of the Year by Vegas Inc Angel Awards

Brownstein Named Private Philanthropic Business of the Year by Vegas Inc Angel Awards

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is honored to be named the Philanthropic Business of the Year – Private for 2015 by Vegas Inc and Greenspun Media Groups in their annual Angel Awards. More

How We Give Back

Volunteerism

Hands-on volunteerism is a key piece of Brownstein’s commitment to the community. Throughout the year, our employees participate in Karma Projects, designed to give our employees, clients, family and friends an opportunity to give back to the communities where we work and live.

Karma Committees in each of our offices help plan and lead “done-in-a-day” volunteer projects and drives to support local nonprofits and those in need in our community. Prior projects across the firm include collecting food and school supplies, painting an apartment for a family transitioning out of homelessness, making and delivering valentines to kids in the hospital and adopting families for the holidays.

Board Service

Board service is at the heart of Brownstein’s community investment program. More than 70 percent of our attorneys and policy professionals serve on the boards of directors for nonprofit organizations in the communities where we live and work.

Attorneys and policy professionals of all levels are encouraged to engage with the community through board service, to the point that community involvement is included as one of the core competencies in our annual evaluation and advancement process.

Brownstein’s reach through nonprofit board service is broad, focused primarily on matching our attorneys with organizations and causes that are meaningful to them. Our impact is significant, with our employees providing thousands of hours of volunteer leadership for nonprofit organizations doing important work in our community.

Donations & Sponsorships

At Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, community involvement is part of our DNA. All our employees exemplify our founders’ emphasis on philanthropy and giving back. Collectively, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we work and live, through board service, hands-on volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, donations and pro bono legal services.

In addition to investing thousands of hours of volunteer and pro bono services in the community annually, Brownstein is proud to have contributed more than $24 million to nonprofit organizations over the past 25 years. Our financial support is focused on organizations where our employees and clients are engaged.

If your nonprofit organization is interested in receiving financial support from Brownstein, the best way to start is to engage one of our employees in your work—ideally through committee and/or board service.

As a rule, we do not provide financial support to organizations that we know discriminate based on race/ethnicity, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, transsexual or transgender status, marital/parental status, medical condition, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact Jayme Ritchie, Community Relations Manager, to learn more.

Pro Bono

Pro bono legal services and community service are key components of the culture at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Our firm was built on a foundation of giving back, and we expect every attorney who joins our firm to support that commitment. 

We are a signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge. Our Denver office has pledged to commit an average of 50 pro bono hours per lawyer, per year to the Colorado Supreme Court. We are committed to sharing our resources and talent to improve our communities and the lives of others. Click here to learn more.

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