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From the CEO


Ent Commits to Help Kids and Families Struggling with Mental Health

Like other companies and community leaders across Colorado, we have watched the growth of our state’s mental health crisis with increasing concern. Colorado’s suicide rate is among the nation’s 10 highest. Tragically, suicide is now the leading cause of death for Colorado youth ages 10 to 24.

The Pediatric Mental Health Institute cycling team at the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour this summer.

Ent proudly sponsored the Pediatric Mental Health Institute cycling team for the 30th Children’s Hospital Colorado Courage Classic Bicycle Tour this summer, which raised more than $3.4 million for children’s health.

In response to this epidemic, we are partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado to help ensure that kids and families get the care they desperately need, when they need it. Over the next three years, Ent is donating more than $1.2 million to help fund pediatric mental health initiatives, including the Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) and Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) — Colorado’s first Center of Excellence for pediatric mental health. PCMH brings together pediatric experts and stakeholders across Colorado to help kids and families access best-in-class
mental health care, so mental health challenges don’t escalate into emergencies.

In the more than 60 years we’ve supported the philanthropic efforts of the many nonprofits in the communities we serve, we’ve never seen one crisis have such a drastic and fatal impact on our entire state. At Ent, our goal is to improve our members’ financial quality of life. However, it can be extremely difficult for families to pursue financial health when a family member is facing a mental health crisis.

This doesn’t just happen to “someone.” It is hurting our families, members, our employees, our neighbors. To those who are on the front Iines helping fight this epidemic, we say thank you. Please know Ent and its members are standing with you. And we’ll continue to do so. Because we can only end this tragic epidemic by joining together.

Sincerely,

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Chad Graves
Chief Executive Officer