The American Indian College Fund received a grant of $100,000 from the APS Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Arizona Public Service, a leading producer of electric power in the southwest. The donation will renew the Arizona Public Service Navajo Scholars Program for 2011-12, to provide scholarship support to Navajo students studying for a degree in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields (STEM) at tribal colleges including Diné College and Navajo Technical College, and mainstream colleges within the New Mexico and Arizona state university system.
The American Indian College Fund’s16th annual American Indian College Fund Flame of Hope Gala raised more than $300,000 for American Indian student scholarships. The event, held October 20 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts in Denver, Colorado, included headline entertainment by Native flutist R. Carlos Nakaí and The Jared Stewart Band. Hattie Kauffman, award-winning television journalist with CBS, served as Mistress of Ceremonies.
The Minnesota-based Donaldson Foundation granted $15,000 to the American Indian College Fund to renew its commitment to the Donaldson Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. This program provides scholarships to American Indian students studying science, technology, engineering, or math at tribal colleges and universities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Our first day in South Dakota marked the arrival of account supervisor Hanna Nesper Newell, art producer Kimberly Wilder, creative director Patty Orlando, copywriter Casey Hall, and camera operator Matt Hayes. American Indian College Fund president Rick Williams made the trip up from the Fund’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
On Sunday, October 2, members of the American Indian College Fund and our long-time advertising agency, Wieden+Kennedy, set out to produce the Fund's new advertising campaign. This blog will follow our team through Indian Country as we stop at tribal colleges to...