There’s Still Time to Join Us in New York!

Oct 14, 2008 | Archives, Blog

American Indian families have the lowest incomes in the nation, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. American Indian students often must choose between attending college or putting food on the table. In tight economic times, students rely even more heavily on scholarship support.

The American Indian College Fund raises monies for much-needed scholarships in Indian Country through its gala, providing support for deserving students attending the nation’s 32 tribal colleges and universities.

We hope you will join us October 29 at Gotham Hall at 6 p.m. Special entertainment will be provided by the Red Hawk Dance Troupe and headliner Jakob Dylan.

Contact Lucia Novara for information at lnovara@collegefund.org or 303-430-5323. If you are unable to attend, your donation is always welcome.

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