Ent Credit Union Puts Furniture in Orbit

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Ent Credit Union, Colorado’s leading credit union, has donated thousands of dollars in furnishings from a recently closed service center on Woodmen Road to the local Colorado Springs nonprofit, Challenger Learning Center of Colorado.

Challenger Learning Center of Colorado (CLCC), a space-themed learning environment that reaches more than 20,000 Colorado students a year, is opening a new campus in the fall of 2019 and has accepted thousands in donated furniture from Ent.

“With the Woodmen service center closed, we didn’t want to discard the furnishings that still had another life in them,” said Victoria Selfridge, Ent’s vice president of corporate communications. “We were contacted by the Challenger Learning Center and knew their new facility would be an excellent location for these items.

The center offers visitors life-like space missions where team members work as scientists and engineers modeled after NASA’s International Space Station. On Friday, November 9, a group of CLCC volunteers came to the closed Woodmen service center and collected the furnishings, they then loaded and transported the goods to their new facility.

“We are so appreciative of Ent’s generosity to help us save several thousand dollars in this new build so we can invest those funds directly in to STEM education programs for kids and teachers in our community,” said President and CEO of CLCC, Dr. Robert Fredell. “Thanks are to Ent for helping us advance the future of education in southern Colorado for generations to come.”

 

About Challenger Learning Center of Colorado

As a leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Challenger Center and its international network of more than 40 Challenger Learning Centers use space-themed simulated learning environments to engage 20,000+ Colorado students per year in dynamic, hands-on opportunities. These experiences strengthen knowledge in STEM subjects and inspire students to pursue careers in these important fields.

About Ent

Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates, lower fees and Ent Extras® cash rewards. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5.4 billion in assets, more than 330,000 members and more than 30 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. In 2018, Forbes’ inaugural “Best-In-State Credit Unions” survey ranked Ent #1 in the state of Colorado. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Teller and Weld counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.

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