Published: May 9, 2005

Colorado Law has received $334,000 in gifts toward the new Wolf Law Building, including a $184,000 gift from the Denver law firm of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP. The donation was joined by partnering gifts from FirstBank Holding Co. and an anonymous donor totaling an additional $150,000. The gifts are an important step in the school's campaign to raise $12.8 million in private donations to complete construction of the building scheduled to open in summer 2006. "This carries us into the homestretch," said Julie Levine, the Colorado Law School's director of development. "The law school has already raised almost 75 percent of the money needed to complete the new building. The groundswell of support from Colorado law firms like RJ&L accounts for more than $1 million and carries us into the final phase of the capital campaign with a great spirit of optimism and momentum." In presenting the gift, Rothgerber Managing Partner Michael Nosler cited the firm's longtime support of the law school. "We are proud to continue the RJ&L legacy of support to the University of Colorado School of Law," Nosler said. "Our former partner, Ira Rothgerber Jr., and his family were significant supporters of the law school for many years and we are delighted to contribute to the new law school building in their honor. We believe this much needed new building will improve CU's law program and its ability to attract top students, produce quality lawyers and ultimately enhance the legal profession in Colorado for years to come." Law Dean David Getches accepted the law firm's gift on behalf of the school. "This is especially significant as it results from an ongoing campaign by those who benefited from knowing and working with Ira Rothgerber Jr.," Getches said. "This donation reinforces a bond for which we are daily thankful and that carries us closer to our vision of a new home for the law school." Contact: Kirsten Dueck, (303) 492-3124