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DENVER The 18th annual American Indian College Fund Flame of Hope Gala will be held Thursday, October 10 at The Depot Renaissance Hotel in Minneapolis. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by a dinner program with Native entertainment, including classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala and the dance and music group Brulé.
Proceeds will benefit Native student scholarships.
Native artist Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw) will create a painting live at the event for auction. In addition, a silent auction including art by the nation's top Native artists will be featured, including:
The American Indian College Fund will honor the Northwest Area Foundation of Minneapolis for funding programs that fight poverty in Indian country. This year the foundation awarded the American Indian College Fund a $1 million, one year Tribal College Leaders in Community Innovation Award to help the College Fund shine a light on the innovative approaches five tribal colleges located in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington are using to build thriving Native communities.
The main sponsor of the event is USA Funds. Additional sponsors include AT&T, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Coca-Cola Corporation, CBS Corporation, Comcast NBC Universal, Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services, Grotto Foundation, Jenzabar Inc., Lannan Foundation, Mattel, McDonalds Corporation, Nissan North America, Inc., Peskoff Foundation, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Target Corporation,The Tierney Family Foundation, United Health Foundation, UPS Foundation, Walmart Foundation, and The Sheryl & Harvey White Foundation.
Sponsorships and tickets are available. For information, please contact Patrita Salazar at 303.426.8900 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Gala see www.collegefund.org
posted September 11, 2013 7:57 am edt