Comcast commits $2.4 million to the Fund

Dec 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive

The American Indian College Fund (the Fund) has announced that Comcast and the Comcast Foundation pledged more than $2.4 million to promote Native higher education. The monies will support scholarships and national advertising to promote public awareness of American Indian higher education. College Fund president and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull (Lakota) participated in Comcast’s Native American Heritage Month events as part of its employee enrichment activities.

As part of Comcast’s scholarship program, selected students will participate in professional development opportunities and a 10-week paid summer internship program. Comcast also sponsored and provided advertising to support the Fund’s annual gala held in October, which raised more than $400,000 to benefit Native education.

“The American Indian College Fund is fortunate to have the support of the Comcast Foundation and Comcast NBC Universal. Their scholarship and sponsorship support helps our students, their families, and communities live more productive and fulfilling lives; and their advertising support creates greater awareness about the need for Native scholarships and the importance of tribal colleges and universities to Native communities and how they enhance the quality of life for all peoples,” said Crazy Bull.

Bill Black, executive director and vice president of the Comcast Foundation, commented, “The American Indian College Fund is a national leader in empowering Native people to pursue their dreams of higher education. We are proud at Comcast to help the College Fund achieve this mission and further raise awareness of the important issues facing Native people.”

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