To honor the memory of Bruce and Martha Sattler and their nearly 45 years of unwavering devotion to civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado, the ACLU of Colorado has established the Bruce and Martha Sattler Fellowship Fund.
Bruce and Martha Sattler both passed away in 2015. Together, they held almost every conceivable Board and staff leadership position at the ACLU of Colorado. To keep their spirit alive within the organization, the Bruce and Martha Sattler Fellowship Fund will set aside funds to assist in bringing young civil rights and civil liberties lawyers and advocates to work at the ACLU of Colorado as “Sattler Fellows.”
“Bruce and Martha Sattler devoted their lives to civil rights and civil liberties, and their impact on the ACLU of Colorado is beyond description,” said ACLU of Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley. “The Bruce and Martha Sattler Fellowship Fund will honor their legacy while providing opportunities to future generations of civil rights and civil liberties leaders in Colorado.”
The ACLU of Colorado will work with law schools, colleges, universities, and independent fellowship programs to attract and provide support for fellows and interns to work on important civil rights and civil liberties issues in Colorado. The fund will also support the work of summer and temporary legal interns at the organization.
“Apart from both of their unique talents, intelligence, wit, passion, warmth, and spirit, Bruce and Martha were incredibly wonderful souls,” said Woodliff-Stanley. “They are deeply missed at the ACLU of Colorado, but it gives us great pride to honor their memory through the Bruce and Martha Sattler Fellowship Fund.”
For more information or to contribute to the Bruce and Martha Sattler Fellowship Fund, please contact ACLU of Colorado Deputy Director Stephen Meswarb at SMeswarb@aclu-co.org.