Charitable Organizations Supported BY Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C.
Few of today’s youth truly know their rights as laid out in the Constitution. LYRIC’s goal is to grow this group through interactive teaching sessions that bring the Constitution to life. Given in fifty-five minute sessions, the custom curriculum coincides well with high-school civics curriculum.
Having grown up and regularly used Denver Mountain Parks, I know what precious assets they are for the City of Denver. The goal of the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation is to protect these assets and to encourage and support the use of Denver Mountain Parks in educational programs for kids. I would like to see more economically disadvantaged youth take advantage of these resources. I am of the firm view that the more citizens that are aware of and use Denver Mountain Parks, the more the public will realize the need to maintain and protect them. I hope you are able to attend but if not any support you are willing to give to the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation would be appreciated.
Paramount Youth Organization’s mission is to prevent delinquency and reduce juvenile recidivism. They accomplish this by creating a supportive continuum of care focused on strengthening the mind, body, and character of at-risk youth, resulting in positive decision making.
Structured programming includes literacy training; alternative educational opportunities; mental health and substance abuse counseling; physical health and fitness activities; and other avenues for developing positive decision-making skills and connections to the community. These services are designed to offer at-risk youth the resources and skills needed to reach their full potential and contribute their best to their communities.
As a Board Member, Dan Gerash participates in quarterly Board Meetings to support PYOs mission to help the at-risk youth in the Denver metro community.
Uplift Internationale is an organization that provides reparative surgeries to impoverished children in the rural Philippines. These operations are designed to treat cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. Each year, the organization conducts a two-week medical mission to provide care for these children, backed by volunteer medical staff and donations. Because their staff works on a voluntary basis, Uplift Internationale can provide their medical services to indigent families free of charge. Additionally, the medical professionals can provide their services with minimal burden to the host hospitals.
Public Citizen serves as the people’s voice in the nation’s capital. Founded in 1971, they have delved into an array of areas, but the main goal is to ensure that all citizens are represented in the halls of power.
For nearly four decades, Public Citizen has championed citizen interests before Congress, the executive branch agencies, and the courts. They have successfully challenged the abusive practices of the pharmaceutical, nuclear, and automobile industries, and so many others. Public Citizen is a nonprofit organization that does not participate in partisan political activities or endorse any candidates for elected office.
Established in 1996, the Raptor Fund was created to ensure that the voice of the Colorado Criminal Defense community is heard by state legislators, executive officers and administrators. The CCDB advocates for a balanced criminal justice system that treats the accused and the convicted fairly and justly. Be part of the solution.
The FCJ preserves and promotes the core values of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American criminal justice system. A not-for-profit charitable organization that pursues key criminal justice reforms, the FCJ seeks a fairer, more humane criminal justice system through a wide range of educational and reform projects.
The power to prosecute can only be properly restrained when rights like due process, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and the Sixth Amendment right to counsel are fully respected. The FCJ stands with the criminal defense bar in its constitutionally inimitable role as an advocate for all accused.
Each year, CTLA sees an increased number of anti-consumer, immunity and caps bills introduced during the legislative session. The EAGLE program has supported the political and legislative activities on behalf of trial attorneys for over 30 years. CTLA lobbyists work around the clock in the legislature, reviewing bills, building strong coalitions, conducting grassroots outreach and educating lawmakers. Make sure Colorado consumers have a voice. Contribute today!
CTLA is committed to the protection and advancement of individual rights and recognizes the fundamental right of every person to exercise control over their own bodies and condemns the recent US Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson.
Trial lawyers dedicate their careers to protecting people from harm and discrimination inflicted by special interests and governments. The Dobbs decision threatens a person’s control over their own bodies, their health, their choice to have an abortion, and their ability to participate in the economy. CTLA will continue to do everything within its power to stand up for those who need justice when personal decisions are endangered by government interference.
Colorado Trial Lawyers Cares, their affiliated charity funded entirely by voluntary donations, will donate $5,000 to provide medical services for patients who come to Colorado because of restrictions or bans in their own states. Members of CTLA are also working with Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and other partners to ensure anyone who needs legal services will receive quality legal counsel due to the ongoing questions around this ill-conceived decision.
Beyond this Supreme Court decision on reproductive rights, there are signals that more individual rights are at risk: marriage rights, contraception rights, LGBTQ rights.
In a democracy, when anyone’s rights are in danger, no matter their political affiliation, everyone’s rights are in danger. We cannot ignore that the warning lights for our individual rights are blinking red. Historically, the worst we can do is nothing.