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  • BBB Names College Fund a Top Charity
    BBB Names College Fund a Top Charity
    December 2, 2015
    At the American Indian College Fund we know there are many charities and causes that are deserving of your support. As part of a campaign to encourage donors to give wisely, the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) evaluates national charities against comprehensive standards. The BBB WGA also runs an advertisement in USA Today listing approximately 1,300 nationally soliciting charities it features as part of its Wise Giving Alliance, in which the College Fund is included.
  • College Fund Transforms Early Childhood Education with W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant
    College Fund Transforms Early Childhood Education with W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grant
    December 1, 2015
    With the help of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation five years ago, the American Indian College Fund launched its Sacred Little Ones early childhood education program at four tribal colleges. The program aimed to improve Native children’s school readiness and create a platform for their academic success by third grade.
  • College Fund Presents Findings: Community Early Childhood Learning Benefits Native Students
    College Fund Presents Findings: Community Early Childhood Learning Benefits Native Students
    November 17, 2015
    Involving families and community members in the development of culturally relevant education programs for their early-childhood aged children improves their skills and academic readiness, according to a five-year program conducted by the American Indian College Fund (the College Fund). The findings have relevance for children in underserved communities nationwide.
  • College Fund to Present Social, Cultural Impact of Tribal Colleges at Anthropological Meeting
    College Fund to Present Social, Cultural Impact of Tribal Colleges at Anthropological Meeting
    November 17, 2015
    Denver-based American Indian College Fund will present a session on the community and socio-cultural return on investment that tribal colleges and universities bring to their communities at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting November 18 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
  • Chicago, Minneapolis Events to Help Increase Number of American Indian College Students
    Chicago, Minneapolis Events to Help Increase Number of American Indian College Students
    November 16, 2015
    One percent of American Indian students are in college today, and only 13% today have a college degree—half of the national average—making them the most underserved group in America. The American Indian College Fund is hosting events in Chicago and Minneapolis to show how you can help Native scholars can overcome the odds to get a college degree.
  • College Fund Scholarship Expert Addresses Native Student Challenges
    College Fund Scholarship Expert Addresses Native Student Challenges
    October 18, 2015
    National scholarship providers are often unaware of the special challenges American Indian students face when entering college. Tiffany Gusbeth, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe and a Program Manager for the Full Circle Scholarships program at the American Indian College Fund, spoke at the National Scholarships Providers Association annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina in October, providing an inside view about those challenges and tips and tools to help them succeed.
  • College Fund President to Speak on Social Justice and Race Reconciliation Oct. 12
    College Fund President to Speak on Social Justice and Race Reconciliation Oct. 12
    October 5, 2015
    Community members interested in social justice for American Indians and race reconciliation can learn from Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. Crazy Bull will speak at the University of Colorado Denver’s Indigenous Peoples Day event October 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Tivoli Multi-Cultural Lounge at the University of Colorado Denver Campus in Denver.
  • Nonprofit Tech Leaders to Learn from College Fund IT Pro
    Nonprofit Tech Leaders to Learn from College Fund IT Pro
    October 1, 2015
    Nonprofit professionals nationwide can learn how to grow their careers as well as the best technology practices in the field from Joshua Bekerman, Information and Technology Services Manager for the American Indian College Fund. Bekerman has been invited to speak at the Blackbaud Conference for the Philanthropic Community in Austin, Texas October 26-28 for the third consecutive year.
  • College Fund President Named in Top 50 Leaders in Indian Country
    College Fund President Named in Top 50 Leaders in Indian Country
    August 28, 2015
    President Cheryl Crazy Bull was named as one of the 50 Faces of Indian Country in Indian Country Today magazine for her lifelong contributions to Native education.
  • President Crazy Bull’s Native Education Expertise Featured on Aspen Institute Blog
    President Crazy Bull’s Native Education Expertise Featured on Aspen Institute Blog
    July 22, 2015
    Check out the piece by American Indian College Fund President Cheryl Crazy Bull in the July/August 2015 issue of The Aspen Journal of Ideas blog. With more than 30 years of experience in Native higher education, she shares how tribal colleges and universities are integral to the success of Native American youth succeed with weaving culture into everything they do.