Category Archives: American Indian College Fund Board Member

Flame of Hope Gala Honors Victory

The American Indian College Fund took over the ice rink at the old Depot to host its annual Flame of Hope Gala to celebrate its victories in educating the mind and spirit of Native people. Donors met the students that benefit from their generosity, enjoyed a live art performance and entertainment by Native musicians and [...]

Holiday Memories

Historians say history needs to be learned so as to not repeat mistakes, but also to remember and acknowledge life’s evolution. Hopefully we are getting better. For most of America, the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are memory-filled and memory-making annual events with families coming together to acknowledge blessings.  America continues to be the place that [...]

Leaving Home to Fulfill a Destiny

I went to work for the Blackfeet Tribe fresh out of high school.  I planned to work for just a year, and then go to college. That year turned into 22 years.  I went to college for the first time in my life just short of my 44th birthday. Had it not been for the [...]

Audra Stonefish, Embrey Women’s Leadership Fellow, Shares Her Gratitude After D.C. Retreat

Spending a few days in D.C. with my fellowship sisters gave us the chance to experience a new city together and an opportunity to meet with some of our nation’s leaders. One experience I will never forget was the laying of the wreath ceremony at the Arlington Cemetery. As we strolled toward the Tomb of [...]

University of Colorado Board of Regents Lauds Richard B. Williams, President of American Indian College Fund, for Distinguished Service to Native Community

Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund, was given the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Colorado Board of Regents in recognition of his dedicated service to American Indian students and their communities. Richard B. Williams (Oglala Lakota/Northern Cheyenne) is a passionate and committed advocate for the education of [...]

Klatt: 2011 Tribal College Tours – Montana

As an employee of the American Indian College Fund (the Fund), I had the opportunity to participate in one of our bi-annual tribal college tours. These tours give current donors, potential donors, corporate executives and anyone who is curious about tribal colleges or the Fund a snapshot of what is taking place at these amazing [...]

Six Days In: Fund Supporter Dave Rogers Reports from the GR10 Trail in France

We should have paid more attention the first night in Bagneres to the sight of eight young guys limping down the street, all with leg or ankle braces and the last two wielding crutches. Casualties should have been our thought. All this while the financial world is deciding to have a second meltdown and my [...]

Pyrenees Trekker Dave Rogers Hit By Storm on Trail

The night after the storm, I awoke to find my titanium tent pole bent from the wind. There was a thorough drenching all round. A randonneur (trekker) was blown off a neighboring ridge that same night. We are going very slowly due to heavy pack weight and very steep slopes up and down in the [...]

Fund Supporter Continues Last Year’s Great Pyrenees Challenge

It’s a year later and American Indian College Fund board member and supporter Dave Rogers is back on the trail to kick off his personal Pyrenees challenge. The Pyrenees mountain chain creates a natural border between Spain and France, separating the Iberian Peninsula. It also is host to three peaks that crest over 11,000 feet [...]

American Indian College Fund Honors David Kennedy in Portland, Oregon

On April 28th,  many of the Fund’s long time donors, the Fund’s board of trustees, a contingent of Wieden + Kennedy employees, and prominent figures from Portland’s Native community came together to show David Kennedy their appreciation for his 20 years of rigorous support of the American Indian College Fund.  The evening’s honoring ceremony was [...]

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