Obama Gives Nobel Peace Monies to College FundAug 15th, 2010 | By tcj | Category: 22-1: Native Activism, Fall 2010, Tribal College News
President Barack Obama announced in March that he plans to donate $125,000 of his $1.4 million Nobel Peace Prize monies to the American Indian College Fund. That fund is one of nine organizations that will receive donations from the president.
“We are thrilled that President Obama has chosen to publicly acknowledge the work the American Indian College Fund is doing in Indian Country by sharing $125,000 of his prestigious Nobel Peace Prize award with us,” said Richard B. Williams, president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund. “As a result of President Obama’s vision and leadership, through his donations, he is setting an example for how all Americans can help those less fortunate.”