Monthly Archives: December 2011

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 [...]

2011 Elders Dinner

  Indian Santa makes his way through the crowd bringing laughs and cheer to Denver’s community of American Indian elders. More photos available at Not all holiday dinners are created equal. The Denver-based Native Elders Holiday Dinner sponsored by the American Indian College Fund has a distinctly Native flavor, from the meal itself (buffalo) [...]

Give a Native Child the Gift of Reading

American Indian children could benefit greatly from the gift of reading this holiday season. The statistics on Native high school students who must enter remedial English upon entering college are alarming. Reading is the foundation of every course in college. Strong reading skills lead to strong writing skills, and both are the basis for success [...]

The Herman Lissner Foundation’s Remarkable Legacy Funds Native Business Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) received a remarkable gift this year. The Herman Lissner Foundation granted the Fund $100,000 for Native student scholarships. The Fund regularly enjoys gifts from its corporate, individual, and foundation donors, but this gift stood out because of the personal nature of the donors who established the New York [...]