Monday, December 10, 2007

A Time to Give

The holidays are a traditional time of giving: to family members, friends, and philanthropic causes. American Indians have a long history of philanthropy. Generosity in the Native community was demonstrated by holding a giveaway or a potlatch. And a person's value was measured not by what they owned, but what they gave away.

I would like to take this time to thank all of our donors for their gifts of money, time, and the gift of caring. Your efforts make a difference in our students' lives, and that difference changes lives and communities.

If you haven't already given this year, I would like to ask you to consider a gift to the American Indian College Fund. The impact we make is large, and is causing a transformation in Indian country as more people see education as a way to make a better life for themselves, their family, and their communities. But as more students are eager to go to school, there is more unmet need.

We look forward to welcoming you into the American Indian College Fund family!

1 comment:

Peter N. Jones said...

I'm a longtime supporter of the American Indian College Fund, and I'd just like to let you know about the Indigenous Issues Today news blog. We do a lot of posts on Native American related issues, and would love to help spread the word of AICF.