Press Release: August 11, 2022

Back to School means “Gifts for Teachers”— Ent Credit Union Seeking Teacher Appreciation Nominations

Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 11, 2022) — This year marks Ent Credit Union’s 65th birthday, and to celebrate, Ent is giving $65,000 to deserving teachers across the state through its “Gifts for Teachers” program. Each month, a teacher will be selected to receive a $6,500 gift, based on peer and self-nominations.

With many students returning to school this month, Ent is seeking August nominations for teachers in your community who are deserving of an award for all they do to help their students.

“Teachers perform a crucial role in educating and developing our future leaders,” said Annie Snead, Community Advocacy Partner, Ent. “With many considering leaving the profession, we wanted to do something special for them to celebrate 65 years of service in our communities.”    

The $6,500 funds awarded to a teacher each month are a gift and can be used however they see fit. This month’s teacher nominations are being accepted through August 31st. Panelists, made up of teachers who now work at Ent, review all nominations, and select each monthly winner.

The “Gifts for Teachers” program started in March, and since then, Ent has awarded $32,500 to teachers to date this year. To nominate an educator you know for Ent’s “Gifts for Teachers” program, fill out the submission form here. Be sure to come back each month to nominate your favorite teacher! The program ends Friday, December 30, 2022.

For more information, please contact Beth Bourgeois at 719-216-3206.

About Ent Credit Union
Founded in 1957, Ent, Colorado's largest credit union, has been ranked Colorado's #1 credit union by Forbes for the fourth consecutive year. 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 $9+ billion in assets, Ent serves more than 470,000 members at 50 convenient service centers across the Front Range. Ent is an Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Lender, insured by the NCUA. Visit for more.


About Ent

Founded in 1957, Ent is a member-owned credit union with a passion for people, not for profit. With $8+ billion in assets and over 420,000 owner-members across more than 40 convenient Front Range locations, Ent is Colorado’s largest credit union. In addition to a reputation as a leader in philanthropy and financial literacy, Ent has been nationally recognized by Forbes as the overall #1 credit union in Colorado for four years running. Visit for information on membership as well as on checking, savings, mortgage and lending products and services for members at all financial stages of life.