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Allstate Foundation Grants $50,000 to Establish Scholarship Program

February 2, 2011

Denver, Colo. – The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) was awarded $50,000 from the Allstate Foundation, which launches the Allstate Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program. This program is providing scholarship support to American Indian students pursuing higher education at tribal colleges and universities during the spring 2011 semester.

Over the last decade, the Allstate Foundation has supported a number of initiatives at the Fund, including cultural exchange and leadership development programs; and the American Indian College Fund’s annual Flame of Hope Gala, which raises money for Native students and increases awareness about the nation’s tribal colleges and universities.

“We take our role as a corporate citizen seriously and focus on social issues where we can have meaningful impact,” said Vicky Dinges, assistant vice president of public social responsibility for Allstate. “The Allstate Foundation draws on Allstate’s cross-country network of employees and agency owners to deliver the skills, resources and services needed to prepare and protect Americans.”

“Allstate has partnered with the American Indian College Fund in a variety of capacities, from serving on our board of directors to providing funding for this scholarship program,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are honored to continue this partnership that will have a profound impact on the Native students working hard to improve the lives of themselves, their families, and their communities.”

About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on safe teen driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, The Allstate Foundation also promotes safe and vital communities; tolerance, inclusion, and diversity; and economic empowerment. For more information, visit www.allstate.com/foundation.