Kudos! – October 26, 2012

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Ent employees raise money for Waldo Canyon fire recovery efforts

Ent Federal Credit Union employees raised $7,800 to assist local organizations supporting community members impacted by the Waldo Canyon fire.

The money will be donated to Colorado Springs Together and the American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter.

Ent has also supported both local nonprofits with corporate donations and in-kind services: $40,000 in monetary donations to Colorado Springs Together and $10,000 to the American Red Cross.

Eight trained Ent employees volunteered more than 160 hours of their time to support American Red Cross shelter operations for evacuees during the Waldo Canyon fire until national assistance teams arrived.

“Ent is proud of our employees’ efforts to support our community after such a tragic event,” said Charles Emmer, Ent CEO. “Our corporate donations are directed to these local non-profits in order to assist them in providing critical recovery services.”

Sunny Vista CEO chosen for state-level board

Janet Burns, CEO of Sunny Vista Living Center who has led the local nonprofit operation for 11 years, has been elected vice president of non-proprietary facilities for the Colorado Healthcare Association (CHCA). That position also gives Burns a position on the CHCA board of directors.

Burns feels the position should help Sunny Vista as well as the Colorado Springs community, saying she also “will be able to keep better track of changes within our profession, which is always a challenge as a stand-alone facility.” Burns previously served on the El Paso County Medical Society’s Long-term Care Ethics Committee and the Colorado Department of Health Informal Dispute Committee.