DENVER, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Only 1% of college students are American Indian. You can help change that. The American Indian College Fund Gala will be held March 1, 2016 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers to support American Indian education.
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The evening's program will feature headline entertainment by Michael Cavanaugh, the New Voice of the American Rock & Roll Songbook. Cavanaugh is a charismatic performer, musician and actor, made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway Musical "Movin' Out."
Michael Cavanaugh was hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in title role and evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man. Michael appeared in the show for three years and more than 1,200 performances, receiving accolade after accolade culminating in both Grammy and Tony award nominations in 2003.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet American Indian College Fund Student Ambassadors and students from the prestigious Institute of American Indian Arts based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A selection of original artwork created by these talented students will be available for purchase at the event.
Journalists: To discuss interview opportunities with Michael Cavanaugh or students, please contact Dina Horwedel at the American Indian College Fund at 303-430-5350.
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.
SOURCE American Indian College Fund