SOURCE: American Indian College Fund

American Indian College Fund

September 27, 2016 08:00 ET

American Indian College Fund Hosts Chicago Luncheon October 4 to Help Native Students Go to College

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - September 27, 2016) - Today less than 13% of American Indians have a college degree. With more than 40% of the Native population under age 18, the American Indian College Fund is working to help the upcoming generation Native youth meet their full potential through higher education. The College Fund is hosting a luncheon in Chicago Tuesday, October 4 at 11 a.m. at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Avenue to increase awareness about equity in education, mobilize supporters, and increase the number of American Indian graduates nationwide.

Keynote speaker is Bethany Yellowtail, a member of the Northern Cheyenne and Crow tribes who grew up on the Crow Reservation in Montana, where she learned sewing and design from relatives. A former scholarship recipient and graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in Los Angeles, Bethany is a successful fashion designer and owner of B.Yellowtail, a fashion line that celebrates ancestral tradition, beauty, and culture, while embracing authentic, indigenous design through wearable art. She will speak about how scholarships provided her with an education and made a difference in her life.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet other Native student scholars and learn how the College Fund is changing American Indian education.

Individual tickets are $150 and tables are $2,500 (includes 10 tickets). To purchase your ticket, please visit collegefund.org/Chicago-luncheon or contact Hannah Urano at hurano@collegefund.org or call 303-429-4191.

About the American Indian College Fund
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation's largest charity supporting Native higher education for more than 25 years. The College Fund believes "Education is the answer" and has provided more than 100,000 scholarships since its inception and an average of 6,000 scholarships per year to American Indian students. The College Fund also supports a variety of academic and support programs, ensuring students have the tools to graduate and succeed in their careers. The College Fund consistently receives top ratings from independent charity evaluators. For more information about the American Indian College Fund, please visit www.collegefund.org.

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