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ACLU Awarded Grant from The Denver Foundation


December 10, 2001

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Colorado (ACLU of Colorado) is pleased to announce a grant award of $10,000 from The Denver Foundation, through the Irene G. Rothgerber Trust of The Denver Foundation, for programs serving the six county metropolitan area.


This grant will support the entire range of litigation, education and advocacy programs of the ACLU of Colorado. ACLU of Colorado is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of individual freedom and governmental restraint. The goal is to protect and defend the constitutionally guaranteed rights of all Coloradans through litigation, education, and advocacy.

According to Sue Armstrong, Executive Director, "We are pleased to receive this grant from the Denver Foundation. The grant will support so much of the work we do in Colorado in defense of those whose civil rights or civil liberties have been violated. This grant enables ACLU Foundation of Colorado to continue protecting and defending the rights of all Coloradans."


The Denver Foundation presented, in part, this rationale for funding ACLU of Colorado, "The ACLU of Colorado is uniquely positioned to educate the public, attorneys and others about the issues that confound the rights of citizens. The ACLU provides a forum for discussion about controversial issues – raising civic discourse among the region's citizens. It (ACLU) also works to expand the individual civic responsibility and involvement in the civic life of the Colorado community."


The Denver Foundation's mission is to improve life in metro Denver through philanthropy, community and leadership. Established in 1925, The Denver Foundation is a community endowment – a permanent pool of money contributed by numerous local donors to benefit charitable causes.

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