Ent Credit Union invests $100,000 in Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado’s JA BizTown and JA Finance Park Capital Campaign
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (April 14, 2016) — Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado announced today the significant commitment of $100,000 by Ent Credit Union toward their $3.9 million Capital Campaign to build JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. This field-trip destination will provide an experiential learning opportunity for 5th and 8th grade students from throughout southern Colorado.
As part of their investment, Ent Credit Union will be one of twenty storefronts in the simulated city where kids will gain hands-on experience with running a business and making real-life financial decisions. “This investment reflects the commitment we have to our members and this community around preparing young people to make smart choices now and in their future,” said Barb Winter, Executive VP for Ent Credit Union.
$50,000 of their commitment is a dollar-for-dollar Matching Grant to help motivate other individuals and entities to join in supporting the campaign. “Youth from around the region will learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work-readiness thanks to Ent’s generosity,” said Carrie McKee, President and CEO of JA-SoCo.
About Ent Credit Union
Founded in 1957, for the third consecutive year Ent is ranked Colorado’s #1 credit union by Forbes. Ent, a not-for-profit financial, community-chartered credit union is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life with better rates, lower fees and unparalleled products and services. With nearly $10 billion in assets, Ent serves more than 550,000 members at 55 convenient service centers across the Front Range. Ent is an Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Lender, insured by the NCUA. Visit Ent.com for more.