DENVER — The American Indian College Fund has signed Tony-award winning Broadway powerhouse vocalist Idina Menzel to perform live at its 25th Anniversary Gala, to be held Monday, October 20 at Pier Sixty in New York City.
This black tie fundraising event will benefit American Indian higher education and celebrate the College Fund’s mission and years of service to provide American Indians access to higher education.
Menzel’s career rose when she played the role of Maureen Johnson in the Broadway musical “Rent,” which she was nominated for a Tony Award in 1996. In 2004, Menzel won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in the Broadway musical “Wicked.” She is voice of Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen.”
Emmy-award winning television journalist David Ushery, who co-anchors the weekend editions of NBC 4’s “News 4 New York” at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. and is the creator and host of Emmy Award-nominated “The Debrief with David Ushery,” will serve as the emcee for the event.
A silent auction featuring unique items, including Native art will also be held at the not-to-miss event.
Individual tickets, tables, and sponsorships are available for purchase now. Visit collegefund.org/gala or call 303-426-8900.
The American Indian College Fund (the College Fund) is the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships for American Indian students. Founded in 1989, the College Fund has been “Educating the Mind and Spirit” of Native people for 25 years and provides an average of 6,000 scholarships annually. The College Fund also supports the nation’s 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities located on or near Indian reservations. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators. For more information, please visit www.collegefund.org.