Life Changing Experiences for Children and Families
Several years ago we determined that in addition to participating in bar association, paralegal association fundraisers, and other law-related volunteer projects and product drives, we would focus our community involvement on projects that have a positive impact on Colorado’s children—whether to help them live healthy lives, learn to read, survive a life-threatening illness, develop job skills, gain financial literacy skills, or enjoy a happy Christmas—we are committed to them.
Our dedication to children has grown from the care and compassion our attorneys, staff, and even clients express about their own families. In many cases, the organizations we support have helped our immediate communities or those who are closest to us. What could be more motivating?
We have chosen the goal of improving children’s lives as an integral piece of our firm’s mission, and we are proud to highlight the following efforts of compassion.
The Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Messner Reeves has sponsored The Children’s Hospital Holiday Card Project since 2005. Each year, the Cancer Center Chapter of the Association of Volunteers holds an art contest for current and former cancer patients. A judges’ panel chooses artists' work to become that season's holiday cards. Each selected young artist receives a cash prize and a plaque. Proceeds from holiday card sales support the purchase of items to improve the quality of patient care, such as monitoring devices, exercise equipment and teaching aids and to support further laboratory research.
Each year, in sharing the holiday spirit we conduct a toy and clothing drive for the homeless and families in need. Attorneys and staff bring in gifts and gather to wrap them. They also collect clothing and blankets to distribute to the homeless through one of local charitable partners.
Mount Saint Vincent Home
Messner Reeves sponsors the athletic program at Mount Saint Vincent Children’s Home. Mount Saint Vincent provides services and programs for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems that are preventing them from functioning to their full potential at home, in the community, or in school. Mount Saint Vincent also provides programs, services, classes, and other support for the family. Members of the firm volunteer their time assisting in MountSaintVincent’s efforts.
Goodwill Industries of Denver
A partner of the firm is an active voluntary board member of Goodwill Industries of Denver, serving for more than 14 years. Messner Reeves supports Goodwill with volunteers on special projects and financially by funding Goodwill’s outreach efforts in the art program at West High School in Denver. The firm also participates as a sponsor in the annual Goodwill Golf Classic, the proceeds from which support Goodwill Industries’ School to Work Program and benefits more than 10,000 at-risk youth in 22 metro-Denver schools.
Support Our Troops
Bryant S. "Corky" Messner, the firm's founder, is 1979 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point who served in the U.S. Army as a Ranger and Infantry Company Commander. He leads Messner Reeves' efforts to support our armed forces. » more