FW Attorney Bruce Fowler Honored with 2012 Philanthropic Leadership Award from The Denver Foundation

Press Release
For Immediate Release
December 3, 2012

By: Bruce A. Fowler

(Denver, CO) − Since 1925, The Denver Foundation has been a trusted community resource − successfully partnering with individuals, families, and businesses in their charitable giving. Legal and financial professionals are key partners in this work.  Each year, to recognize the invaluable contributions, The Denver Foundation honors professional advisors who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to furthering philanthropy. The Philanthropic Leadership Award goes to advisors who have helped their clients make significant gifts to the Metro Denver community and beyond. This year, Bruce A. Fowler was named one of four recipients.

“We very much value our partnerships with advisors, and are always happy to offer our philanthropic expertise to help their clients make charitable decisions,” states Vickie Wilson, Senior Philanthropic Planner for The Denver Foundation.

Bruce A. Fowler aids his clients in defining and implementing family wealth transfer goals, structuring estates in a manner that minimizes the estate tax impact and maximizes asset protection, and transferring family-owned and closely held businesses in a tax-efficient manner. Bruce helps many of his clients implement their philanthropic goals, and represents several large family foundations. Bruce also provides advice to beneficiaries and trustees regarding their rights and responsibilities, and is experienced in probate and litigation proceedings. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce practiced for five years as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and as a state and local tax specialist for a Fortune 500 company. Immediately after law school, Bruce practiced in the areas of tax litigation and estate planning with several law firms before joining Fairfield and Woods.

The Denver Foundation is a community foundation dedicated to improving life in Metro Denver through philanthropy, leadership, and strengthening the community. Last year, the Foundation awarded $47 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three primary roles: stewarding an endowment to invest in meeting current and future needs for the Metro Denver community, managing more than 900 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families and business, and working with community and philanthropic leaders to address core challenges that face Metro Denver. For more information, visit www.denverfoundation.org.