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Sara Lee Foundation Sponsors the American Indian College Fund

April 29, 2010

Denver, Colorado – The Sara Lee Foundation is proud to continue the Sara Lee Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program for Women through a partnership with the American Indian College Fund (the Fund). This scholarship program will continue to provide financial assistance to American Indian women attending tribal colleges located in Michigan and Wisconsin. Selected recipients must also be primary residents of one of the following states: California, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Wisconsin. 

Since 2001, the Sara Lee Foundation has consistently supported the Fund, benefiting countless Native women and aiding them in their journey towards a more hopeful, prosperous future.

“We are excited to continue our support of American Indian women and their pursuit of a higher education,” said Judy E. Schaefer, Director of the Sara Lee Foundation. “We are proud of the scholarship program that we have developed with the American Indian College Fund and the positive effects it continues to have on the students, their families, and their futures.”

“It is an honor to be continuing our partnership with the Sara Lee Foundation, which has been supporting American Indian education for over a decade,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “Through this gracious donation, many more American Indian women will be able to realize their dreams of obtaining a higher education.”

About the Sara Lee Foundation

The Sara Lee Foundation was founded in 1981 to formalize Sara Lee’s dedication to community service. Since then, the Foundation has grown and set a new standard for corporate giving, touching millions of lives and helping those in need. The Foundation provides philanthropic support to communities where our employees live and work, supporting select nonprofit organizations focused on food-related issues such as food insecurity and nutrition; healthy lifestyles; women’s self-sufficiency and diversity through the support of highly visible cultural programs. For additional information please visit: www.saraleefoundation.org.

About the American Indian College Fund

With its credo “Educating the Mind and Spirit,” the Denver-based American Indian College Fund is the nation’s largest provider of private scholarships for American Indian students, providing more than 5,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education at the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund or to make a donation, visit www.collegefund.org.



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