Make a Donation

Through the generous financial contributions of our supporters, Silicon Flatirons is able to fulfill its mission.

Support Silicon Flatirons and our mission by making an online donation to the fund of your choice below. Additionally, you may contact Executive Director Brad Bernthal for more information.

All Silicon Flatirons gift funds are managed by the University of Colorado Foundation.


Silicon Flatirons Gift Fund

This is our primary fund. It supports the overall Silicon Flatirons mission to elevate the debate surrounding technology policy issues; support and enable entrepreneurship in the technology community; and to inspire, prepare, and place students in these important areas.

Donate to the Silicon Flatirons Gift Fund

In addition to our primary fund, we have several other options for giving to specific programs.


Dale Hatfield Scholars and Research Program

Giving to this fund supports and encourages law students who are interested in public service. This flagship program provides valuable stipends for summer internships in government, nonprofit, or public interest positions in Washington D.C. The Hatfield Program also honors and promotes the values that Dale has embodied during his distinguished career and offers a meaningful way to continue Dale’s legacy and encourage public service career options for students.

Donate to the Dale Hatfield Scholars and Research Program


Endowed Ambassador Mickey Gardner International Scholars Support Fund

Giving to this fund supports and encourages international activities and engagement at Silicon Flatirons. In particular, this fund leverages and builds upon relationships developed in our long-time partnership with the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) teaching program, founded by Mickey Gardner. As such, this fund honors Mickey’s distinguished career and notable contributions to the advancement of the telecommunications industry around the world.

Donate to the Endowed Ambassador Mickey Gardner International Scholars Support Fund


Entrepreneurship Initiative

This fund was established to specifically support Silicon Flatirons’ entrepreneurship-focused programming and research. Our vision is to make CU Boulder one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurial public universities by catalyzing connections across the CU Boulder campus and the startup ecosystem, helping educate the next generation of entrepreneurs, highlighting industry thought leaders, providing free legal service to local start-ups, and regularly convening creative class talent in the Front Range’s startup community.

Donate to the Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurship Initiative


J. Brad Bernthal Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2014 by alumni of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic and Venture Capital classes, this fund provides scholarships to individuals who embody the spirit of Professor Brad Bernthal. The scholarship is awarded to students with an entrepreneurial – not an entitlement – mentality, students focused on giving to others, and students with a growth mindset.

Donate to the J. Brad Bernthal Endowed Scholarship


Jason Mendelson Entrepreneurial Award Fund

Established in 2016 by alumni of the Venture Capital class, this fund provides cash awards, scholarships and/or stipends to students enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder who demonstrate excellence in the field of entrepreneurship in honor of Jason Mendelson, a strong supporter of entrepreneurship on the campus and in the community.

Donate to the Jason Mendelson Entrepreneurial Award Fund


The Manner-Glasgow Family Scholarship

The Manner-Glasgow Family Scholarship, thanks to Jennifer Manner and Eric Glasgow, provides support to students actively involved in the Silicon Flatirons Center and who are focusing on fields of law associated with technology or science. Contact for more information.


Philip J. Weiser Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship supports students who have a commitment to public service, a record of entrepreneurial initiative and leadership, and demonstrated academic achievement and intellectual curiosity. This fund honors the Founder and longtime Executive Director of Silicon Flatirons, Phil Weiser.

Donate to the Philip J. Weiser Endowed Scholarship Fund


Sarah L. Rector Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of ELC alumna Sarah Louise Rector. Sarah was a standout in the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC) and, in 2012, she joined Cooley LLP as an associate in the intellectual property division. Sarah passed away in 2013 after a brief illness. As a tribute to Sarah, Cooley founded this scholarship to provide financial support to a Colorado Law student. Because Sarah valued her own experience in the ELC, preference for this scholarship goes to an ELC student attorney.

Donate to the Sarah L. Rector Memorial Scholarship

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