DENVER – The American Indian College Fund has received a generous $11,000 gift from NikeTalk.com, an online community dedicated to fans of sneakers and sports culture.
The gift was granted for the American Indian College Fund’s scholarship fund for American Indian students.
“As the late Harvey S. Firestone once noted, ‘it is only as we develop others that we prematurely succeed.’ True success, lasting success, is both interpersonal and inter-generational. By this measure, I can think of no more successful investment than to support the American Indian College Fund in its ongoing mission to assist thousands of dedicated scholars and cultivate a new generation of leaders,” commented Nelson Cabral, founder of NikeTalk.com.
“We are delighted that NikeTalk.com is dedicated to the intellectual achievement and growth of tomorrow’s leaders in Indian Country through its support of the American Indian College Fund, Cheryl Crazy Bull, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund said. “A college education will help Native people to succeed in their personal, professional, and community goals, and education is changing the face of Indian Country, one person at a time.”
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 nearly 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.