COLORADO SPRINGS — To raise awareness and rally support for the Pikes Peak Summit Complex, Pikes Peak-America's Mountain launched a community campaign called "My Mountain" on Tuesday.
“Our City’s past, present and future is connected to Pikes Peak,” said Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, who was the first to give to the “My Mountain” campaign by donating his loose change at Ent Credit Union’s University Service Center.
A $60 million capital improvement project, the Summit Complex, is funded in part by reserves from Pikes Peak-America's Mountain, an enterprise of the city that generates revenue through toll fees and concession sales and revenue bonds taken by Pikes Peak.
From the beginning of the project there has been a $15 million fundraising goal from public and private donations. After several donations, about $7 million remains to be raised. No general fund tax dollars will be used.
Ent Credit Union is supporting the "My Mountain" campaign by facilitating cash donations from the public at its 24 southern Colorado locations and by phone at (719) 574-1100 or 800-525-6923 through the end of the year.
“People who live in the shadow of Pikes Peak know what a big role it plays in our history, our identity and our economy,” said Matt Gendron, Ent Credit Union Chief Engagement Officer. “And, it’s why Ent is so proud to serve as a donation site at 24 of our southern Colorado service centers and to help support a mountain of change.”
“The sense of pride and ownership of this mountain that’s felt by members of our community is and always has been palpable, and now our generation has a chance to contribute to this incredible legacy,” said Suthers. “The ‘My Mountain’ campaign is an exciting opportunity for everyone who has ever felt a connection to Pikes Peak to rally together and offer their support to preserve and protect this treasured destination.”
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