December 10, 2008 — Foot Levelers President and CEO, Kent S. Greenawalt, is NorthwesternHealth Sciences University’s 2008 Brilliant Star Award honoree. The award was given Nov. 1, 2008 at the Stars Among Us Gala. Kent is the first non-chiropractor to receive the prestigious award.
Although Kent Greenawalt is not a doctor of chiropractic, the profession has always been part of his life. His father was a chiropractor who founded Foot Levelers, a company that manufactures custom-made orthotics called Spinal Pelvic Stabilizers. Kent followed in his father’s footsteps and has been the president of Foot Levelers since 1989.
In addition to his leadership at Foot Levelers, Kent is a committed supporter of chiropractic education, as evidenced by the numerous grants, research studies, donations, and scholarships awarded. He has also made a significant impact on the chiropractic profession. In 2003, Kent led a group of individuals to form the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP). He currently serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Board for the F4CP.
Through Foot Levelers, the Greenawalts were early financial contributors to Northwestern HealthSciences University’s research efforts and then provided funding for the complete renovation of the institution’s library in 1995, which is now named the Greenawalt Library. This library was recently moved to a new location on campus so it could be expanded even more. The university’s goal is to make the Greenawalt Library the most comprehensive natural healthcare library in the world. The unveiling of the new Greenawalt Library took place at the Stars Among Us Gala.
Kent and Foot Levelers, through the Monte Greenawalt Foundation, were among the first contributors to the university’s capital campaign, “Imagine Our Future,” when Kent announced that the foundation would contribute $1 million to the university.
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, http://www.nwhealth.edu/nwtoday/index.html