From the Chairman
Members receive more than great value
This past December Ent returned more than $9.5 million to memberowners like you through our Ent Extras® cash rewards program. This program was created in part to recognize that when you choose Ent for a product or service, you are also choosing to support Ent’s continued financial success.
Why do we pay you?
In short, because we’re a different kind of financial institution. We believe in sharing our financial success with you. As a member, you make an investment in the credit union each time you choose Ent for a product or service. As your credit union, we give you returns on that investment through better rates, lower or no fees for services and the Ent Extras cash rewards program. That’s the Ent difference.
Thank you for being an Ent member-owner and supporting our continued success.
Steven R. Fuscher
Chairman, Board of Directors
Thursday, March 15, 2018
5 p.m. Ent Operations Center, Breckenridge Conference Room,
7350 Campus Dr., Second floor Colorado Springs
Attendees can expect a report by Chad Graves, Ent’s Chief Executive Officer and a message by Steven Fuscher, Ent’s Chairman of the Board.
Ent’s Youth Endowment Series (YES) grant program, established in 2000, provides grants to nonprofit organizations benefiting children and young people in our communities.
Agencies serving youth in the counties we serve (Pueblo and Fremont counties, El Paso and Teller counties, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Denver and Douglas counties — including the Firestone community) are invited to apply for a 2018 YES grant. Applications must be received by February 15, 2018, for evaluation by a volunteer panel of Ent employees.
Grants are awarded based on the organization’s overall benefit to the community, its potential to leverage an Ent grant into additional funding and the level of current community support the organization provides, among other criteria.
For more information, or to apply, visit Ent.com/YesGrants .
Construction has begun on a new Ent Service Center on the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus at the northeast corner of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Nevada Avenue.
This new full-service center will incorporate state-of the-art technology to provide members with added convenience, including: self-service safe boxes, the ability to instantly issue debit cards, teller pods with teller cash recyclers to facilitate faster cash dispensing to members and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) in the center’s drive-up lanes. All of this is designed to enhance the outstanding service you’ve come to expect from Ent.
The service center was designed with UCCS’ campus building standards to meet LEED Gold requirements, a globally recognized certification of sustainability. It will have a modern design with brushed metal exterior elements similar to those at the Ent Center for the Arts.
We anticipate opening our new University Service Center in late summer 2018.
The end of 2017 saw another successful employee United Way campaign, with Ent employees raising $215,395 to help those in need in our communities. Monetary donations came from voluntary employee payroll deductions and internal fundraising efforts as well as employee-led fundraising partnerships with local businesses.
Ent has held an annual employee United Way fundraising campaign for more than 20 years, with employees raising more than $100,000 in each of the last ten years to support the community.