Why Support Strong Sisters?

  • Show support for Colorado history, for Colorado elected women, and for Colorado’s thriving independent and documentary film scene.
  • Receive a tax-deduction for your contribution. Strong Sisters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to the project are tax deductible. 
  • Honor leaders of the past and inspire leaders of the future.   
  • Your donation will be used to provide screenings and presentations to organizations and schools who do not have the ability to pay for a presentation. Donations will also be used to edit our 76 interviews into a collection of oral histories that can be used for academic and research purposes.

Donate by check, made out to Strong Sisters, and mailed to Strong Sisters c/o Laura Hoeppner, 265 Dillon Ridge Rd. Ste. C / 402, Dillon, CO 80435.

Sponsorship Levels:

$25,000     Petticoat Government Sponsor (with opening credit): In 1929 the Town of Grover elected an all-woman board to enforce law and order. Elizabeth Lower becomes Mayor.
$10,000     Virginia Blue Sponsor (with opening credit): First female State Treasurer in Colorado.
$5,000       Ruth Small Stockton Sponsor: First woman to serve on and Chair the JBC, First female President pro-tem of the Senate.
$2,500       Arie Taylor Sponsor: First African-American woman to serve in the Colorado House.
$1,000       Helen Ring Robinson Sponsor: First woman to serve in the Colorado Senate.
$500          Betty Benevidez Sponsor: First Latina elected to General Assembly.
$250          Agnes Riddle Sponsor: First woman to serve in both chambers.
$100          Elizabeth Pellet Sponsor: First woman elected to top leadership position in the House (House Minority Leader), First Colorado woman to run for Congress.

Thank you for your support!


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We are grateful for generous Strong Sisters sponsors:
The BNSF Railway Foundation
The Colorado Office of Film Television & Media
Richard J. & Margaret Kruizenga
Derek & Sylvia Kruizenga
Colorado Institute for Leadership Training
Meg Froelich
David & Sue Hoeppner
Laura Hoeppner & Kevin Singel
Rudy & Alice Ramsey Foundation
Cynda Collins Arsenault
Jana Cytrynbaum
Barbara Lee
Jay Newberg & Mary Cowen
Judi Wagner
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Deborah Beckman
Colorado Hospital Association
Hoerner Mowry Law Offices
Elizabeth W. Killebrew
Ronald & Sally Kinnamon
Polly Loewy
Lynne & Jon Montague-Clouse
Karen Onderko
Tami Paumier & Glen Warren
Carrie Warren-Gully
Rep. Ruth Wright

(see the Donate page for a full list of Sponsors)