The American Indian College Fund Flame of Hope Gala - October 10th, Minneapolis
The annual American Indian College Fund Flame of Hope Gala will be held at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday, October 10 to raise funds for scholarships to benefit Native students. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a dinner program with Native entertainment.
A silent auction of Native arts and other items will also be featured to raise funds for American Indian student scholarships.
Sponsorships are available for this top-flight event. For information, please contact Ime Salazar at 303-426-8900. To see highlights of last year’s event, you may visit http://www.collegefund.org/content/2012gala.
Mistress of Ceremonies
Hattie Kauffman (Nez Perce) started her broadcast career on college radio at the University of Minnesota. Next, she began to report and anchor for KING 5 News in Seattle, earning four Emmy awards. ABC's Good Morning America whisked Hattie to New York in 1987, where she served as a Special Correspondent and frequent substitute anchor. In 1990, Hattie moved to CBS News as a correspondent and substitute anchor on CBS This Morning. In her two decades with the network, Hattie also reported for 48 Hours, Street Stories, Sunday Morning, CBS Radio, CBS Special Reports, the Early Show, and CBS Evening News. Hattie's memoir, Falling Into Place, is being released in September 2013.
Steven Judd is an artist and writer. As a member of the Writers Guild of America, Judd has written many series and movie shorts, and was a semifinalist in NBC/Universal’s Comedy Short Cuts Diversity Film Festival in 2007. His work has also been included in an installment at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. In 2008, Judd was selected for the Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship Program with ABC/Disney. In 2009 Judd was nominated as a Distinguished Alumni for the University of Oklahoma, where he spoke as part of the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series. Steven Judd will be creating a painting live at the American Indian College Fund’s 2013 Flame of Hope Gala for auction. The proceeds will benefit Native student scholarships.
Paul LaRoche, adopted at birth off the Lower Brule Sioux Indian Reservation, discovered his heritage in 1993 after the death of both adoptive parents. He was reunited in 1993 with a brother, sister, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. The discovery of his true heritage influenced Paul to turn his feelings to humanitarian causes through music. In 1995, out of recognition for his tribe, Paul introduced his recording name as Brulé. Paul was selected as a musical ambassador and speaker for the 2000 UN Peace Conference held in The Hague Center for Peace.