As of July 13, certain components of the 30 year old Colorado Neurological Institute will cease to function.
The Vollbracht NeuroHealth & Wellness Center, where rehabilitation services, clinics, counseling and education have been provided, will close its doors. The mission of CNI to “improve the lives of those living with neurological conditions” is anticipated to continue through the work of the neurological research department, and possibly other service offerings. Discussions with various community members and entities are taking place, so a clear vision of what CNI will look like in the future is yet to be determined.
Like many nonprofits, CNI has struggled financially through the years with some years more successful than others and has seen a slowing of sustaining donations and corporate support. Many talented staff, dedicated board members, and generous funders have enabled CNI to continue despite these financial hardships. At this time, the CNI community board of directors feels that CNI no longer has a viable business model under its current structure. The board of directors is committed to CNI patients, their physicians and CNI staff, and is working closely with the larger community to assist all in a smooth transition.
CNI will host as planned, its 19th annual golf tournament fundraiser July 9 at Valley Country Club, proceeds from which will enable the research department, CNI Cochlear Kids Camp, and scaled back operations to continue through this summer. The structural and operational changes instituted at CNI will ensure that the vital endowment funds remaining in CNI holdings are protected for use in their intended purposes for the research and care of neurological patients. Golf openings still available, contact Sheila Kutzer at 720-974-4094.
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