American Indian College Fund Annual Flame of Hope Gala Oct. 14

Oct 07, 2010, 07:00 ET from American Indian College Fund

DENVER, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 15th annual 2010 American Indian College Fund Flame of Hope Gala will be held at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts in Denver, Colo. on Thursday, Oct. 14. All proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships for American Indian students.

Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Cocktail attire is requested.

The event will feature musical entertainment. Hattie Kauffman of The Early Show, CBS, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Other program highlights will include tribal college students sharing their stories of hope and courage.

A silent auction of Native arts and other items will also be featured at the event and on the American Indian College Fund web, where items are now featured and bids are being accepted at

Tickets are $150 each.

Event sponsors include Allstate Insurance; Amergent; Lois M. and John D. Armstrong II; Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss; Bay Mills Community College; Rick and Heather Black; Blackfeet Community College; Kim Blanchard;  Bowlen Sports, Inc.; CADDO Solutions; CBS; Chief Dull Knife College; The Coca-Cola Company; The CollegeBoard; ExxonMobil; Ford Motor Company; Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP; IBM; Ilisagvik College; Institute of American Indian Arts; Jenzabar, Inc.; Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College; Lannan Foundation; Little Big Horn College; McDonald's Corporation; Milberg LLC; Native American Bank NA; Native American Collections, Inc.; Native Wisdom; Navajo Technical College; Nedra Matteucci Galleries; Nissan North America, Inc.; Northwest Indian College; Oneida Nation Foundation; The William and Antoinette Peskoff Charitable Foundation; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co.; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Smith, Shelton & Ragona LLC; Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute; Catherine L. Stevens; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; George and Susan Then; Tierney Family Foundation; UMB Bank; UPS; USA Funds; Watershed Investment Consultants; West Southwest Gallery; Wieden+Kennedy; and The Wilke Family Foundation.

About the American Indian College Fund

With its credo "Educating the Mind and Spirit," The American Indian College Fund is the premier scholarship organization for American Indian college students. The Fund was created in 1989 to raise funds for scholarships and support America's 33 tribal colleges. The Fund provides more than 6,000 scholarships annually. For more information, visit

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