Business Briefs June 13, 2016 |

Business Briefs June 13, 2016

Glenwood Springs Subaru and Subaru of America donated $7
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Vail Centre offers scholarships to Duke Nonprofit Program

The Vail Centre is partnering with Duke University to bring its signature Nonprofit Management Program to Vail this summer from July 31 to Aug. 5. This intensive track certificate program explores eight areas of nonprofit management including fundraising, board governance, planning and evaluation, grant writing, leadership, sustainability, strategy and financial management. Duke’s fundamental organization and management principles help nonprofit directors, board members, paid staff, philanthropists and volunteers strengthen their organization’s structure and expand their reach for long-term, sustained success.

Scholarships are available for area nonprofits, and three have already been awarded to Eagle River Youth Coalition, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley and Eagle River Watershed Council. Additional scholarships are available to local nonprofits through the Vail Centre.

The courses will be taught by recognized Duke faculty who are established practitioners and scholars in the nonprofit arena.

This immersion program is geared toward nonprofit leaders with two or more years of management experience and will be conducted over six days and include 10 courses. In addition, there will be mountain receptions with the professors, networking opportunities and outdoor activities. Participants will learn about new trends in philanthropic fundraising, effective strategies for compliance and addressing emerging legal issues as well as how to properly evaluate nonprofit programming and measure performance. For additional information or to apply for a scholarship, visit, or email

Mountain Family again exceeds Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition level three

The Glenwood Springs location of Mountain Family Health Center has once again met, and exceeded, the qualifications required for Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition level three (the highest rating possible), according to the 2014 standards. This follows previously awarded level three recognition under the 2011 standards. The other MFHC sites will apply for recognition status throughout the year.

For patients it means 24/7 access, a team approach to assist patients, holistic care including prevention, wellness, physical and mental health issues, and coordinated care. Research shows that, overall, patients cared for by PCMH practices are less likely to visit the emergency room. They also need hospital care less than patients who don’t have well-coordinated care. Coordination between patients and providers also leads to better health results, fewer errors such as drug interactions, fewer duplicate tests, and quicker, better communication. In other words, patients served by a medical home are more likely to have improved health and overall wellness.

HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley receives donation from Subaru

HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley received $7,499.99 from Glenwood Springs Subaru and Subaru of America.

Glenwood Springs Subaru selected HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley to be its 2015 charity partner for its “Share the Love” event. Subaru donated $250 to Hospice of the Valley for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased through Dec. 31, 2015. Plus, Subaru of America and Glenwood Springs Subaru each made an additional donation.

This is the eighth year for Subaru’s “Share the Love” national campaign. In 2014 this program provided more than $15 million in donations to charities across the country.

HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is nonprofit charity that provides end-of-life care to patients over a 6,000-square-mile service area stretching from Aspen to Parachute to Vail. The mission of HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley is to provide compassionate and dignified palliative and end of life care to patients and their families. For more information call (970) 930-6008 or visit

Lease Advisors donates pre-paid calling cards to Grand Junction-area veterans and military personnel

In partnership with Cell Phones For Soldiers (CPFS), Lease Advisors, a financial services firm based in Los Angeles, today announced the latest in a series of donations benefiting U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families.

Last August, Lease Advisors pledged to donate 300,000 pre-paid cellular calling card-minutes as part of the CPFS Minutes That Matter program. For every billboard or cellular lease acquired by the firm, a portion of the 300,000 minute commitment will be donated to a military installation in or near the community where the lease was acquired. Each donation will enable deployed servicemen and women, local veterans, and military families to remain connected with loved ones via free, pre-paid calling card minutes.

This donation, made to the Grand Junction VA Medical Center, will provide over 1,000 minutes of free talk time to military personnel and veterans in the Grand Junction area.

Cell Phones For Soldiers was founded by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Massachusetts, to serve troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. To offset the often insurmountable cost of calling home, Lease Advisors will contribute prepaid calling cards or cash donations to further the organization’s mission. By supporting Cell Phones For Soldiers, Lease Advisors is working to fulfill the firm’s commitment to social responsibility and its corporate philosophy of giving back to individuals and communities in need.

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