About 400 people attended this year’s Oktoberfest fundraiser for JAMLAC on Sept. 27 at Mile High Station. Guests included lawyers from the hosting firms and their clients, such as construction industry professionals. COURTESY PHOTO
The Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center got a boost on Sept. 27 with a fundraising party to kick off fall.
The Oktoberfest fundraiser, put on at Mile High Station by Benson Kerrane Storz & Nelson and Orten Cavanaugh & Holmes, brought in $40,385 this year, according to JAMLAC director of development Nikki Koster. Benson Kerrane Storz & Nelson started the Oktoberfest event in 2005, and Orten Cavanaugh & Holmes joined as its cohost in 2009. The event has raised money for JAMLAC for the past eight years.
Koster said the goal was to tip the total amount raised for JAMLAC from the fundraiser over $250,000.
“It’s been such a blessing to be able to count on … and budget that money,” she said. The fundraiser brings in money through a combination of sponsorships and raffle tickets.
The Oktoberfest event raised about $38,000 in 2018, according to Koster.