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January 3, 2011
Denver, Colorado – January 3, 2011 – The American Indian College Fund received a renewal grant of $5,000 from the Choice Hotels International Foundation to continue its Choice Hotels International Foundation Tribal College Scholarship Program for the spring 2011 semester. The program provides scholarship support to American Indian students attending the nation’s tribal colleges and universities.
“Our work with the American Indian College Fund is part of a larger commitment from Choice Hotels and its Foundation to give back to the communities across the country,” said Kelly Kane, senior director of corporate communications for Choice Hotels International and executive director of the Choice Hotels International Foundation. “We believe hospitality extends far past the front doors of our hotels and into the communities where we live and work.”
“The continued generosity of the Choice Hotels International Foundation is deeply appreciated,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “This program will continue to help Native students achieve their educational goals.”
About The Choice Hotels International Foundation
The Choice Hotels International Foundation was established in January of 2000 in order to formalize and focus the company's philanthropic giving. The goals of the Foundation have been enhanced to include guiding the company's overall corporate social responsibility strategy. Our mission is to give back to the communities in which we live and operate by supporting programs that provide food and shelter to those in need, enhance and enrich educational efforts and promote the growth and development of tourism. The Choice Hotels International Foundation will support these efforts by actively engaging our associates and franchisees through volunteerism and philanthropic giving. Additional information on The Choice Hotels International Foundation can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. Web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com/responsibility.