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The Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) has protected and promoted the Centennial State foodservice and hospitality industry since 1933, helping drive Colorado’s economy and advance the 12,400+ local businesses that make our communities feel like home.

The CRA is here for Colorado restaurants, providing advocacy at all levels of government; compliance and legal resources; industry training, services, and discounts; education; and workforce development programs that unite and further restaurant businesses across the state.

Sponsor the Colorado Restaurant Association

Becoming a CRA sponsor means actively supporting our mission to promote and protect Colorado restaurants. Supporting us bolsters the entire hospitality industry!

We can tailor each sponsorship opportunity to meet your specific objectives. In addition to traditional sponsorships, we are always looking for auction items, volunteers, and product donations for CRA and CRF events, which allow you access to effective and direct methods of highlighting your company to Colorado restaurant owners and operators. Sponsoring in any form provides incredible opportunities to connect with local decision makers in our industry.

Jen Johnson

Have questions or looking for more information on becoming a CRA restaurant member?

Jen Johnson, CRA Business Development & Engagement Manager, is available to answer any questions you have about CRA membership. Contact her at:

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Support the Colorado Restaurant Foundation

As the philanthropic foundation of the CRA, the mission of the Colorado Restaurant Foundation (CRF) is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s workforce training and education, career development, and the overall well-being of the industry and its employees.

Laura Shunk

Interested in more information?

Call or email Laura Shunk, President, Colorado Restaurant Foundation

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Donate to Our Political Action Committees

HOSTPAC (State and local political candidates)

The primary purpose of HOSTPAC is to support candidates for state and local political office whose election would be beneficial to restaurants in Colorado.

HOSTPAC accepts personal and corporate contributions up to $725; it is registered with the Colorado Secretary of State as a non-profit, unincorporated, non-membership political committee. HOSTPAC is not associated with any political party, candidate, issue, committee, or any organization other than the CRA.


HIPAC (State and local political issues)

The primary purpose of HIPAC is to support issues of concern to the foodservice and hospitality industry.

HIPAC donations may be private or corporate, and, unlike candidate-oriented PACs, there is no contribution limit.


Federal Candidates

Restaurant PAC, the National Restaurant Association’s political action committee, works closely with the CRA on providing contributions to federal candidates from Colorado who support the best interests of the foodservice industry.

CRA Small Donor Committee

Established in 2022, the CRA Small Donor Committee donates to candidates and elected officials of any party affiliation who support and advance the policy goals of the restaurant industry.

  • All contributions must come from natural persons (no corporate contributions) and individuals must be U.S. citizens.
  • Contributions cannot exceed $50 per 2-year election cycle.

Donate to the CRA Small Donor Committee

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