Non-Profit of the Year!
Since moving to Woodland Park, Colorado, Charis Bible College has been received with open arms.
This was never so evident as on Friday, March 13, 2015 when the Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce awarded Charis with Non-Profit of the Year at its Masquerade Dinner, held at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. Jamie and Andrew Wommack were in attendance and received the award on behalf of Charis Bible College, an extension of Andrew Wommack Ministries.
As stated in the Chamber’s own Press Release, “The Chamber’s qualifications for the Non-Profit of the Year award included a strong focus on the mission of the organization, inclusive, diverse, and responsive organizational practices, regular and effective communications, commitment to community, and ethical fundraising and resource development. ‘Our 2014 Non-Profit of the Year [Charis] not only meets, but exceeds each and every qualification,’ declares Debbie Miller, the President of the Woodland Park Chamber. ‘Their economic impact on every aspect of our region is enormous, but the blessings they provide in so many ways [have had] such a positive impact for the Woodland Park and Teller County region.’”
In January of 2014, Charis Bible College opened their Woodland Park campus to almost 700 students, as well as adding to the community a faculty and staff of over 75 people. In keeping with their mission, they equip men and women to change their families, communities, and the world by doing the work of the ministry.
Many of the Charis students reside in Woodland Park and as noted again in the Woodland Park Chamber’s Press Release when describing Charis students, “[They] volunteer freely from their hearts to meet the various needs in the community. Some of the volunteer efforts have been directed to helping with the cleanup efforts after the Waldo Canyon Fire, Sprucing up the Springs at Garden of the Gods, cleaning up after the devastating floods in the Boulder area, and working with local Teller County charities, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Clothes Closet, Choices, CASA, the Pro Cycle Challenge, and many more. Each September, Charis stages a Volunteer Fair where local non-profits and the community present their volunteer needs to the student body. ‘This one event alone has had such a positive impact for non-profits and businesses in the region’ says Chamber President, Debbie Miller. ‘The students become more familiar with our regions’ needs, and we are fortunate to learn more about the College through their students.’”
In the non-profit world also, Charis shines. It has been given a four-star rating by America’s largest, independent rating agency—Charity Navigators. “How fortunate we are to award Charis Bible College our 2014 Non-Profit of the Year,” raved David Buttery, Chamber Board Member. “The future for continued collaboration and partnership between the region and Charis is formidable.”
Congratulations to the students and staff of Charis!
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