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July 10, 2010
Denver, Colorado – In support of Native American students attending the nation’s tribal colleges, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation generously donated $10,000 to the American Indian College Fund. Established in 2002, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program has allowed numerous American Indian students to pursue academic degrees at the tribal colleges and universities that combine traditional culture and contemporary learning.
“The American Indian College Fund plays an important part in the lives of young people who are looking to enhance their opportunities through increased training and education,” said Mary Houpt, Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. “The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation is proud to continue to help them further their important mission.”
“For nearly a decade, the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation has greatly helped us enable Native students to pursue and achieve their academic goals,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “We are privileged to be a part of such a highly-respected company’s philanthropic efforts.”
About the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation
The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation was established in 1987 to formalize the Wrigley Company's long history of charitable giving. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $47 million to philanthropic causes worldwide and currently supports initiatives focused in oral health and the environment as well as those addressing significant local needs in the communities where Wrigley associates live and work.