Leadership Bend awards $10k to Healing Reins at the Central Oregon Impact Summit

Healing Reins was awarded the $10,000 grand prize at the inaugural Central Oregon Impact Summit, Leadership Bend Class of 2015 announced Friday.

“Healing Reins is the only nationally accredited equine-based therapy program east of the Cascades in Oregon,” the new release states.

Five semi-finalists gave their pitches to a panel of judges at the event. In addition to the $10,000 prize, La Pine Community Kitchen received a $1,500 Audience Choice award.

The Central Oregon Impact Summit is a project of the Leadership Bend Class of 2015. Leadership Bend is an annual, nine-month program of the Bend Chamber. The class project aimed to advance the growth and effectiveness of small not-for-profit organizations in Central Oregon through strategic business planning.

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