CMU Foundation among recipients of Pinnacol Assurance grants

Edie Sonn

The Colorado Mesa University Foundation in Grand Junction is among the recipients of the latest grants from Pinnacol Assurance.

The workers compensation insurer awarded a total of nearly $300,000 grants to 14 nonprofits.

Edie Sonn, vice president of communications and public affairs at Pinnacol Assurance, said the grants promote business and work force development — and also support organizations working to create opportunities for people of color. “Although Colorado’s economy is beginning to bounce back from the global pandemic, nonprofits that serve local communities need more support than ever,” Sonn said. “Rising to meet that need, we also evolved our community grant making to reflect our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”

The CMU Foundation will use the grant to support health care work force training programs.

The largest workers compensation insurer in Colorado, Pinnacol Assurance has provided insurance and other resources to businesses for 100 years. For more information, visit