All of us at the American Indian College Fund would like to express our sincere condolences to David, Gerald, and Robert Gipp on the loss of their mother, Margaret Teachout, who entered the Spirit World Thursday, October 28.
Casey Lozar, an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes and Director of Corporate and Tribal Development for the Denver, Colo.-based American Indian College Fund, was honored as one of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s recipients of the 2010 Native American 40 Under 40 Award. Casey was recognized as part of the 35th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards Event on Thursday, Oct. 21 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, N.M.
In addition to raising $385,000 for student scholarships, our Flame of Hope Gala on Oct. 14 presented our donors with the opportunity to meet many of our tribal college students, who came in for the event. But from a student’s perspective, the event was an opportunity for our tribal college students as well.
The American Indian College Fund has been informed that it has met all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Charity Accountability in its recent review. The American Indian College Fund has raised money for scholarships for Native college students from across the nation for 21 years, while also supporting the nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities.
The American Indian College Fund received a generous grant from Hilton Worldwide, a renowned global leader in the hotel and hospitality industry, to re-establish the Hilton Worldwide Tribal College Hospitality Scholarship Program for the 2010-11 academic year.
For 15 years, the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala has been vital to raising money for scholarships and tribal college support. This year the event, held at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 14, raised $385,000.
The Dallas, Texas-based Embrey Family Foundation has awarded the American Indian College Fund a $1 million grant over a four-year period for a Native women’s leadership program.
The project provides 20 scholarships and leadership training for American Indian women pursuing their bachelor’s degrees. As part of the leadership training, participants will attend annual retreats to develop skills and gain networking opportunities.
Attending the American Indian College Fund’s Flame of Hope Gala this October 14 in Denver, Colorado at the Seawall Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts helps us raise money for student scholarships. But the gala also confers a benefit to attendees. In addition to a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment from Big Head Todd and the Monsters this year, the Flame of Hope Gala presents you with the opportunity to meet several of our tribal college students.