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March 19, 2012
The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) was awarded $50,000 from the Allstate Foundation to provide nine scholarships at $5,000 each for American Indians studying business at a tribal college.
Over the last decade, the Allstate Foundation has supported a number of initiatives at the Fund, including scholarships; 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.
“Allstate’s support over the years has had a major impact on our students, their families, and their communities,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are honored that they continue to recognize the important role of Native education and how it helps to reduce poverty while creating hope in Indian Country.”
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.allstatefoundation.org.