Welch succeeds Hybl as Police Foundation of Colorado Springs Chairman - Hybl steps down after 10 years leading local nonprofit
Greg Welch is the new chairman of Police Foundation of Colorado Springs. He succeeds Kyle Hybl who has served as PFCS chairman since the nonprofit organization was formed in 2010.
“I’m honored to be named chairman of Police Foundation of Colorado Springs,” said Welch. “Kyle’s ceaseless efforts to grow PFCS and his leadership contributions to the organization have benefitted the Colorado Springs Police Department and Colorado Springs residents during the past 10 years. I look forward to working with our board of trustees to further enhance the organization’s support to our police officers.”
Welch is regional president of Independent Financial, Hybl is president and chief executive officer of El Pomar Foundation.
Hybl and former Colorado Springs Police Chief Rick Myers joined forces in 2009 to establish PFCS to build effective partnerships to support the police department and the local community. During the past decade, the foundation has raised more than $1.4 million and distributed almost $1,000,000 to the police department through grants and contributions to support professional development, equipment purchases, and a variety of other programs.
Among the foundation’s many contributions to the police department under Hybl’s leadership was the donation of more than $210,000 to buy potentially life-saving Tactical Vest Kits for every CSPD officer. PFCS also recently supported the police department’s purchase of a new state-of-the-art Firearms Simulation Training System. The simulator will place officers in realistic scenarios that emphasize de-escalation techniques.
Hybl said the foundation’s most significant accomplishment has been taking on responsibility for the annual Medal of Valor Luncheon. The yearly program, which recognizes CSPD officers for their service, typically attracts more than a thousand people each year.
“I am most proud and grateful of the work done by our executive director and those who have assisted her, including CSPD officers and staff, to prepare, host and execute the Medal of Valor Luncheon,” he said. “Planning, organizing, and executing the luncheon to honor our officers who have put themselves in harm’s way and gone above and beyond the call of duty in service is no small task. Participating in the program each year has been humbling and has provided me a unique perspective of what officers face day to day.”
“The foundation has flourished under Kyle’s leadership and it has contributed a great deal to enhance public safety in Colorado Springs,” Welch said. “I, and the entire board of trustees, are grateful for his unwavering support and valuable contributions during the last 10 years. We look forward to continuing his vision and mission for the organization.”
PFCS also appointed five additional board members/officers in 2021: Nicole Magic as executive director/president, Aubrey McCoy as secretary and Rebecca Holloway, Matthew Redner and Shannon Ross.
To learn more about the Foundation and its mission and purpose, or to make a tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, visit www.policefoundationofcoloradosprings.org.