UPS Foundation delivers $132,000 to American Indian College Fund


DENVER – The UPS Foundation awarded the American Indian College Fund $132,000 for scholarships benefiting American Indian students for 2009-10 academic year.

John Cooper, employee relations manager at UPS in Denver, presented a check to Richard B. Williams, president and CEO of the Fund.

“We are happy to be part of the wonderful things the American Indian College Fund does,” Cooper said.

Williams said, “In tough economic times, we are thrilled to have not just the continued but increased support of The UPS Foundation. The UPS Foundation exemplifies the American and holiday spirit through its philanthropy by helping others that are less fortunate to succeed.”

The grant will support qualified American Indian students by providing financial resources to encourage them to complete a college degree. With an education, students can build a better life for themselves, their families, and make valuable contributions to their communities and nation.

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. The UPS Foundation has identified literacy, hunger relief, and volunteerism as its focus areas.

About the American Indian College Fund

With its credo “Educating the Mind and Spirit,” the Denver-based American Indian College Fund is the nation’s largest provider of private scholarships for American Indian students, providing more than 6,000 scholarships annually for students seeking to better their lives and communities through education at the nation’s more than 30 accredited tribal colleges and universities. For more information about the American Indian College Fund or to make a donation, visit the Web site.