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The American Indian Graduate Center Scholarships

Making a Difference Across the Country

2012 Annual Report



President’s Message


Director’s Message


About AIGC


Scholarships and Fellowships

10 AIGC Alumni Success Stories 14 Student Letters 16 AIGC Annual Reception and Auction 18 AIGC Donors and Advertisers 20 Demographics Academic Year 2012-13 22 AIGC Financials Fiscal Year 2012 24 AIGC Board of Directors 2 5 Ways To Give

President’s Message

he close of every academic year brings with it great excitement.


Graduates are buzzing with anticipation of what their next chapter might hold. Their supporters—parents, professors, friends, mentors

and family members—glow with pride in their graduates’ accomplishments. Scholarship and student services organizations like AIGC are delighted to see their scholars reach the goal they set two, four, six years ago. Graduation season is full of potential, prosperity and positivity.

The season is also home to the commencement speech: a collection of inspirational guidance statements and advice specifically directed at graduates preparing to make a difference in their world.

Sheryl Sandberg, in her 2012 commencement speech at Harvard Business School, said, “If you’re offered a seat on a rocketship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.”

David Foster Wallace gave a 2005 commencement speech that reflected on his own experience, “Twenty years after my graduation, I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.”

Steve Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech put perspective on circumstance. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love.”

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Oprah Winfrey’s 2008 commencement speech to Stanford University offered guidance on working through life’s challenges. “And what I’ve found is that difficulties come when you don’t pay attention to life’s whisper, because life always whispers to you first. And if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you’ll get a scream. Whatever you resist persists. But, if you ask the right question—not why is this happening, but what is this here to teach me?—it puts you in the place and space to get the lesson you need.”

It doesn’t take a commencement speech to make me realize just how much potential and talent exists among the American Indian community of college scholars. Many of you have already boarded that rocket ship and are on your way to do tremendous things. I congratulate you for making this a great year for AIGC and for having the courage and passion to make your education a priority.

To the Board of Directors, AIGC Staff, AIGC friends and supporters, I thank you for providing our scholarship and student services recipients with opportunity and assistance. As an organization, AIGC continues to grow, reach new students, and help fund scholarships to an expanding network of ambitious American Indians. Thank you for your support in making 2012 a successful one.

Dave Mahooty AIGC Board of Directors President

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Director’s Message

A year ago, AIGC looked at growing trends in post-secondary education expenses and their impact on the college student. We also analyzed trends of dropping American Indian college enrollment and completion among males. These are obviously major factors influencing the American Indian educational environment. Thus, AIGC took great interest in how we might minimize or change the course of these concerns.

How can AIGC do a better job at lessening the burden of graduate and undergraduate education for American Indians? What can we do to make scholarship applications less cumbersome and more accessible? These are the questions we asked ourselves and, I believe, AIGC answered the mail.

First, we advanced our marketing and outreach efforts to generate awareness about AIGC and the scholarships and student services available through our organization. In the last year, AIGC Scholars applications reached their highest level in 12 years with over 1,300 applications.

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program also funded a new Campus Engagement Manager to organize campus-based coalitions of all GMS scholars. This helped create a community of support for American Indian and Alaska Native students as they make their way through their educational careers.

AIGC also implemented an online application for its Fellowship program. This aided in accessibility and submission, making it easier for applicants to receive and apply for scholarships through AIGC. We funded 391 students this past year through the Fellowship program.

In the last year, we also reached an important milestone with GMS—we completed our tenth year of GMS programs, with over 1,000 applications from Native American and Alaska Native students.

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Additionally, we participated in a special program with GMS, the Alternative Spring Break, a service-oriented program geared to provide participants with practical, community-based experiences.

Our organization also moved, during this period, to a new location in Albuquerque. The new office space affords our staff more square footage to expand our support services functions and host events that strengthen our fundraising capabilities.

AIGC accomplished these tasks all the while channeling 90% of funds to scholarship and student services. We maintain a lean organization with education and leadership opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students as our primary focus.

These accomplishments would not be possible without the help of the many generous supporters of AIGC, the AIGC staff and Board of Directors, who work so tirelessly to ensure we build, promote and honor self-sustaining American Indians and Alaska Natives, and the many other organizations and agencies that collaborate on our various initiatives. We appreciate your commitment and service to our organization.

I’ll close this letter with a look to the future. AIGC will continue to address the issues affecting our scholars. We will innovate to make finding and applying for scholarships more manageable, as well as support engagement strategies to encourage and support our students throughout graduate and undergraduate programs. We will seek out new funding sources to expand the scholarship opportunities available to our students. We will ensure a bright future of AIGC present and future beneficiaries.

Sam Deloria (Standing Rock Sioux) Director, AIGC

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About AIGC

IGC is the oldest national provider of scholarships for American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students. Established in 1969, the AIGC mission is to build, promote and honor self-sustaining American Indian and Alaska Native communities through education and leadership.


The organization’s history is reflected in the more than 16,600 scholarships totaling over $52 million that AIGC has distributed in the last four decades. Collectively, these scholarships tell a story of achievement and possibility among American Indian and Alaska Native students bringing advanced degrees to nearly every profession.

John Rainer, AIGC founder

The founders’ vision of American Indian college graduates pursuing masters, doctoral and professional degrees in all fields of study has yielded over 16,600 graduate level scholarships totaling over $52 million.

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With a nationwide reach, AIGC provides scholarships and support services to American Indian and Alaska Native scholars in both graduate and undergraduate programs. Our current students and alumni represent tribes and nations located across the United States, comprising an ever-growing community of Native leaders in higher education. Our work has never been more pressing. Sixty-three percent of all job openings by 2018—just six short years away—will require workers with at least some college education, according to the 2010 Georgetown University study, Projection of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018. As AIGC continues in its efforts to lessen the burden of educational costs, our hope is to provide a growing number of American Indian and Alaska Native students with an opportunity to not only attend a college or university, but also see the experience through to graduation day. In this 2012 Annual Report, AIGC is pleased to provide a review of our past year, recent accomplishments and changes, as well as a look at new initiatives.

n On an annual basis, AIGC awards approximately 400 scholarships

averaging $3,500 each to students pursuing graduate and professional degrees in all fields of study. n Ninety percent of every contribution goes directly to student schol-

arships and services.

Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS) AIGC Scholars is the GMS partner for American Indian and Alaska Native Scholars. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and provide an opportunity for thousands of minority students, with significant financial need to reach their fullest potential.

The AIGC Website serves as an interactive resource for students, graduates, professionals, educators and donors wishing to know more about programs, services and funding opportunities.


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Scholarships and Fellowships

Each year, AIGC provides over $2,000,000 in financial awards to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native students.

AIGC GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS Fellowships are available for any field of study, at any U.S. accredited institution of higher education. The financial aid amount is typically between $1,000 and $5,000 per academic year, and varies from year to year, depending on the availability of funds.

AIGC LOAN FOR SERVICE PROGRAM Provides financial assistance, in the form of loans, to eligible American Indian and Alaska Natives seeking graduate and professional degrees. Loans are repaid at the rate of one year of service for one year of funding.

WELLS FARGO AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Wells Fargo Bank created an endowment to provide graduate and undergraduate financial aid to students in the banking and financial service industry, tribal enterprise and hospitality fields.

ACCENTURE AMERICAN INDIAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND Developed in 2006 by Accenture Corp. and AIGC, the scholarship supports undergraduate students for the full duration of their degree program. Accenture scholarships are awarded to students in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Business Operations and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Marketing, who demonstrate Accenture’s corporate values of high performance and social responsibility.

JOHN C. RAINER FELLOWSHIP This prestigious award was created by family and friends of the late John C. Rainer, founder and first Director of the American Indian Graduate Center, and is given each year to two AIGC graduate fellows who honor Mr. Rainer’s leadership through high academic achievement and service to American Indian communities.

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JEANETTE ELMER GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP Ms. Jeanette Elmer established this fund to provide graduate fellowships to students residing in Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Arizona, with preference given to Library Science.


Many thanks to the

For graduate students in Literature, Journalism, Communications or related fields.

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ELIZABETH FURBER FELLOWSHIP The Elizabeth Furber estate funds graduate fellowships for women studying Creative Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Crafts, Music, Performing, Dance, Literary Arts, Creative Writing and Poetry.

Avegno and Rose F. Bogus, which included significant bequests to AIGC to further support our students in higher education. Ms. Avegno’s

RUTH MUSKRAT BRONSON FELLOWSHIP Fellowships in Nursing or health-related fields.

legacy, to honor the memory of her father,


Capt. John Avegno, and

Fellowships in medical or health-related fields. Two-year work/service pledge required.

Ms. Bogus, whose gift will establish a special scholarship in her name,

GRACE WALL BARREDA MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP The Barreda family established this fund, in honor of Grace Wall Barreda, to offer graduate fellowships for students seeking advanced degrees in Environmental Studies and Public Health.

make our support to more students across the country a reality.

DR. BERYL BLUE SPRUCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Established to honor the late Dr. Beryl Blue Spruce, awarded in support of Pueblo students enrolled in an accredited medical school.

DR. GEORGE BLUE SPRUCE FELLOWSHIP Dr. George Blue Spruce created this fellowship to increase the number of American Indian dentists in the United States.

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AIGC Alumni Success Stories

“Whereas I started in a position of needing money, now largely because of AIGC, I can give money— I am a donor. That truly brings things full circle.” —Shenan Atcitty, AIGC Alumna

ZELLISHA QUAM, FIRST DENTIST FROM ZUNI PUEBLO Graduation was certainly the most memorable moment in my life. To be hooded as the first Zuni dentist by Dr. George Blue Spruce, the first Native American dentist was a true honor and milestone. During my senior year in high school, I was accepted at Northern Arizona University. I sat at the kitchen table and watched as my family read my acceptance letter. I saw the smiles on their faces and realized I was going to be the first in my family to attend college.

“I sat at the kitchen table and watched as my family read my acceptance letter. I saw the smiles on their faces and realized I was going to be the first in my family to attend college.” —Zellisha Quam

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The road to dental school was certainly not an easy one. There were many sleepless nights studying for tests, exams, boards and competencies. School was challenging and many times I was faced with obstacles that seemed impossible to overcome. However, with hard work comes perseverance and achievement. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry from the University of New Mexico and graduated with a dual degree, Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master in Public Health from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Mesa, Arizona. This long road could not have been possible without the support from my family, friends and loved ones. AIGC helped to ease the financial burden by providing me with a fellowship all four years of dental school. I hope to one day be an inspiration for young American Indians to seek higher education. As quoted from Dr. Blue Spruce, a mentor, “Our Indian people need you” and most certainly they do.

“I am so grateful to have been funded in my education and I feel obligated to give back what was given to me.”—Marlene Begay, AIGC Alumna

DAVID SANDERS, Ph.D., OGLALA LAKOTA I received my Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Education. My experience as a graduate student was not typical. I started the program in 2005, when I was 35 years old. At the time, I had four children, with another to follow in 2008, and continued to work full-time as the Director of the University of Colorado Upward Bound Program. So, in addition to maintaining a full-time job, my graduate student experience included the responsibility of being a father, while sustaining a high degree academic rigor. Juggling all three of these responsibilities, all of which were equally deserving of all my attention individually, was no easy task but, somehow, I got through it. Like any educational endeavor, the effort in furthering one's education is, invariably, a road to discovering what others have done and continue to do; in many respects, it is also a road to self-discovery. One has to find a driving motivation to trudge through the Ph.D. process. Research told me much about my own culture, the Lakota language, the people in my community and the reasons why our relatives and elders chose to do what they did. They did it for us, their children.

“My graduate studies showed me that wisdom comes in many forms

It is not an easy task to complete a Ph.D. You must be ready to have your world shaken, so it is necessary to have a good solid reason for pursuing your Ph.D. My Ph.D. journey, though at times an arduous series of tasks, allowed me the opportunity to reconnect with my own community in Oglala, SD, the place of my youth. Having gone through this intense educational process, I have a newfound respect for the many things our ancestors and elders did for us.

and the biggest lesson learned along the way was that it really is not the ‘I’ that counts in the end, but how the ‘I’ impacts those who will

Ultimately, my Ph.D. journey was discovering another way to go home. It is my hope, that in the long term, I can use the tools and the processes taught me to continue to help Indian communities in the push for control of their own lives and for self-sufficiency in the younger generations. My graduate studies showed me that wisdom comes in many forms and the biggest lesson learned along the way was that it really is not the "I" that counts in the end, but how the "I" impacts those who will follow in the years to come. Thank you to all the AIGC staff, the organization and its mission, for impacting me by providing help and support. For Indian people, I have come to know and really have known all my life that, if it was worth the pursuit, it will be so because others will benefit from it. I hope in the future I will be able to give to AIGC so that they, in turn, can continue to assist Native graduate students. Thank you again, for assisting me in making this journey to achieving my Ph.D.

follow in the years to come.”—David Sanders

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AIGC Alumni Success Stories

“They provided me with funding for four semesters and it has helped me tremendously.” —Alicia Ortega, AIGC Alumna

KIMBERLY YELLOW ROBE, MBA, ROSEBUD SIOUX I pray this message finds AIGC staff, alumni, tiospaye and friends well. I appreciate the support received from AIGC while in the University of Phoenix MBA Program. I was able to study on the reservation via an online program. It was the best thing I could have done with my time while waiting for my first baby to arrive. While growing up close to my Unci (Grandmother Ethel Yellow Robe), she often expressed to me “You will always be Lakota, you may never have the same shoes, never have the same home, same friends, but you will always be Lakota.” These words are in my heart as I travel the road of continual knowledge, seeking wisdom and growth, and to be the best Lakota I can be. I always strive to balance my decision to work in the federal sector, and my commitment to maintain a true connection to my heritage and culture.

“It is important our young people seek higher education and maintain a grasp on their cultural identity. It can and will take you a long way in life.” —Kimberly Yellow Robe

I know that my strong connection to my cultural identity will aide in advocating appropriately for the tribal community I am so proud, but yet humbled to be a part of. Because I work for a federal agency, I realize how much interaction with the public we have. As an American Indian in government, I also realize how important it is for me to share my culture and heritage, as to foster better understanding of American Indians. It has been wonderful to engage with tribal communities and leadership, elders, community members and youth. The strengths created by knowing about our own culture are found within an individual’s desire to do so. It is important our young people seek higher education and maintain a grasp on their cultural identity. It can and will take you a long way in life—promise. Kimberly Yellow Robe has received numerous Social Security Administration (SSA) Central Office and Regional Commissioner Citations, Public Information Awards for Tribal Outreach for the SSA as well as serving on numerous councils and committees benefiting Tribal Communities and Elders. She is SSA’s first American Indian Public Affairs Specialist across the nation assigned to the San Francisco Regional Public Affairs Office.

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“AIGC provides hope that there is a better future ahead of us.” —David Mahooty, AIGC Alumnus, AIGC Board of Directors President

TERESA GOMEZ, PUEBLO OF ISLETA Thanks to AIGC I was able to pursue my graduate studies in political science at the University of New Mexico. In 2012 I was named the President and CEO of Futures for Children, a 40 year-old non-profit organization that encourages American Indian students to graduate high school and pursue post-secondary education. I look forward to working closely with AIGC as our organizations cooperate to help our young people get the most out of their lives. For those of us who have benefited from national programs like AIGC, it's time for us to show our appreciation by giving generously to support its work. We must adhere to the principle of “giving back” so those students who are currently in need are receiving the same opportunities we were afforded. Teresa Gomez has worked extensively with Tribal governments and various governmental agencies at the federal, state, and local level. She has been instrumental in building and strengthening Tribal-State relations and collaboration. Teresa has played a key role in major policy initiatives including the NM Tribal Infrastructure Act, State-Tribal Collaboration Act, and the Indian Education Act.

“For those of us who have benefited from national programs like AIGC, it's time for us to show our appreciation

Teresa earned a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico. Her studies focused on Race and Ethnic Politics, with an emphasis on American Indian Politics. She co-authored "American Indian Women Leaders: Public Policy and the Importance of Gender and Ethnic Identity" which appeared in the journal—Women & Politics.

by giving generously to support its work. We must adhere to the principle of ‘giving back’ so those students who are currently in need are receiving the same opportunities we were afforded.” —Teresa Gomez

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Student Letters

ALICIA ORTEGA, POJOAQUE/SANTA CLARA PUEBLOS University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, MBA Marketing and Management of Technology AIGC has helped and supported me tremendously throughout graduate school. Not only did they help me financially by funding my education through the AIGC Fellowship and the Accenture Scholarship, the amazing, friendly and caring staff at AIGC also supported, advised and guided me along the way. I am extremely thankful for what I like to call my AIGC family, as they have largely contributed to my academic and professional success.

JAKE ROBERTS, MUSCOGEE CREEK Oklahoma State University, Community Counseling I am very honored and humbled to receive the 2011-2012 American Indian Graduate Centers Rainer Scholarship and thankful for the opportunities it will provide. I believe a good leader remembers and gives back to their American Indian Community, so that future generations will be afforded greater opportunities.

DUSTIN GOSLIN, PRAIRIE BAND OF POTAWATOMI NATION College of St. Scholastica, Management in Organizational Development I have received numerous fellowships, grants and scholarships for my academic performance and community service work. One of the funding programs I received was through the American Indian Graduate Center. I am forever grateful for this financial aid as, without it, I would not be where I am today.

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VERONICA LANE, NAVAJO NATION University of Denver, Business Administration There are no words that can convey how honored and grateful I am to have been awarded the Accenture Scholarship from the American Indian Graduate Center. I know that the scholarship is directly contributing to my academic success, which will enable me to accomplish my goal of obtaining my Doctorate in Business Administration and returning to the Navajo Nation to help sustain our tribal government system for future generations to come.

SERRA HOAGLAND, LAGUNA PUEBLO University of California, Santa Barbara, Environment Science and Management As far as how important AIGC has been in my graduate career, I am so thankful for the financial support and there were many, many times during my schooling where having the extra financial support alleviated some of the stresses associated with attending grad school. Not only am I honored to have been selected as a recipient but there is a strong sense of pride associated with obtaining an AIGC fellowship. You join a cadre of educated, Native professionals and you are indebted with responsibility to give back to your community by pursuing a higher education. I am so thankful for the support provided by AIGC and I know it will be my turn eventually to give back to the organization.

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AIGC Annual Reception and Auction

Celebrating Education and Tribes— AIGC Honors Friends and Supporters AIGC held its fourth annual Reception and Silent Auction on April 26, 2012, which included an open house at AIGC’s new office. At the event, AIGC recognized and honored exemplary alumni, tribes and corporations that generously support programs that make a difference in Indian Country. This year the honorees were renowned artist Sam English, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects, LDD Consulting, and AIGC Alumni Marlene Begay and Shenan Atcitty. Each of these honorees has been unfailing in their support of AIGC and its mission. The reception served as an open house for our new location and also showcased the silent auction items beautifully. The auction items were donated by artists and businesses. It is always humbling to see the outpouring of generosity from individuals, organizations and businesses that believe in providing scholarships for higher education.

2012 AIGC Annual Reception Sponsors Amerind Risk Management Corporation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Public Service Company of New Mexico

AGIC Director Sam Deloria with Chief Boyd of Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects (honoree)

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Furthermore, successful events like this are made possible by sponsors. AIGC is grateful for generous support from Amerind Risk Management Corporation, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM).

Andrew Thomas, flute player

Thanks also to the volunteers who set up the auction, helped park cars, greeted guests and every other task that is required to make for a successful reception. Volunteers are the icing on the cake and are vital to AIGC’s events.

Sam Deloria and Vivian Arviso

Honoree and Artist Sam English

Honoree Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community with Mary Simon, Joan Currier (AIGC) and Lance Crooks

Guests viewing silent auction items

AIGC alumna and honoree Marlene Begay

AIGC alumna and honoree Shenan Atcitty

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AIGC Donors and Advertisers

AIGC thanks the many donors who make scholarships possible. Education truly changes the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native students.

Honoring AIGC’s Generous Donors and Advertisers July 1, 2011–June 30, 2012

Individual Contributors Mr. Herman Agoyo Ms. Andrea Allison Mr. Lowell R. Amiotte Dr. Jessiline Anderson Ms. Jean K. Andrews Mr. Saul Aronow Mr. Daryl N. Atchley Ms. Shenan R. Atcitty Estate of Jeanne Avegno Ms. Sandra J. Banks Ms. Marlene J. Begay Mr. Michael E. Bird Mr. Bruce Bleakman Estate of Rose Bogus Mr. Joseph M. Bondarenko Mr. Blain L. Brown Ms. Yvonne A. Browne Mr. William C. Canby, Jr. Ms. Elke Chenevey Ms. Karletta Chief Ms. Steffani Cochran Ms. Stephanie Cordonier

Dr. Hazel V. Dean

Ms. Avis Hudson-Burnette

Ms. Angela T. Delorme

Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Jarosz

Dr. Dee Ann DeRoin

Mr. Theodore S. Jojola

Mr. Aaron P. Dodd

Dr. Irvin J. Jones

Ms. Stacey Ecoffey

Mr. Stephen R. Jones

Ms. Carol Fowlkes

Mr. Charles H. Kemp

Mr. Christopher Freeman

Ms. Robbi S. Kesler

Mr. Timothy Garcia

Ms. Andrea L. Kuhlman

Ms. Lara K. Gerhardson

Ms. Karen Kulikowski

Ms. Georgette Gettel

Mr. Robert L. Kurtz

Ms. Shannon K. Greene

Ms. Gloria Lauriano

Mr. Paul D. Greenhaw

Ms. Lori Lauriano

Mr. Arthur R. Halbritter

Mr. Raymond Lightstone

Ms. Deb Halliday

Ms. Carol Locust

Dr. Robert L. Hankins

Mr. Nate Lorenz

Mr. Edward Hawkens

Ms. Cindy Lovato-Farmer

Ms. Crystal Herriage

Ms. Jessica Lucero

Dr. Kathleen Hilton

Mr. Marvin P. Luna

Mr. Anthony F. Hitchcock

Mr. Murray MacNeill

Mr. Kenneth W. Horton

Ms. Marilyn J. Malina

Mr. Charles T. Hoskin

Mr. Brad Mallett

Ms. Dawn Houle

Dr. Andrew McCoy

Mr. Ivan K. Hoyt

Ms. Rosita McKerry

Ms. Kelly C. Huddleston

Ms. Konwatsitsawi M. Meloche

Dr. Kathie S. Courtney

Mr. Hasley J. Menendez

Mr. Dan L. Crank

Mr. Richard O. Miles

Ms. Kimberly Craven

Mr. Robert J. Miller

Ms. Rachel Crossley

Mr. Stephen Mitchell

Ms. Bette Crouse

Mr. Manfred P. Muecke

Mr. Cameron J. Cuch

Mr. Paxton Myers

Ms. Kelly J. Curnutt

Ms. Lili Marlaine Naranjo

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Ms. Deborah C. Nasir Acoma Pot from the AIGC silent auction

Mr. Michael Nathal Ms. Elizabeth A. Nedrow

It is always humbling to see the outpouring of generosity from individuals and organizations that believe in providing scholarships for higher education.

Ms. Heidi H. Nesbitt

Ms. Jana M. Turvey

Dr. Grayson B. Noley

Ms. Jessica Vasquez

Ms. Aliza G. Organick

Ms. Jana L. Walker

Ms. Betsy Ortiz

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne & Lori Watkins

Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM)

Ms. Mary J. Pavel

Mr. William M. Welch

Rhode Island Foundation

Mr. Robert L. Perea

Ms. Emily R. White Hat

SAD Foundation

Mr. Michael Phillips

Ms. Montoya A. Whiteman

Ms. L. Stephine Poston

Mr. Randall L. Willis

Mr. Marcellus Proctor

Mr. Kurt V. Wilt

Ms. Alison Reingold

Ms. Kathryn A. Worley

Mr. Thurman J. Robinson

Ms. Melissa Wyers

Ms. Joanne M. Roll

Mr. Julius E. Yellowhair

Mr. Ralph D. Samuelson

Ms. Carolyn Yocom

Mr. Orville L. Seschille Mr. Benny J. Shendo, Jr. Ms. Marie F. Shije Mr. Delmar L. Smith Mr. Kent S. Smith

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community State of Nebraska Stockbridge-Munsee Community Sysinterface, LLC

Mr. T. Parker Sando Mr. D. Rhoades Schroeder

Oracle Corporation Matching Gifts Program

Organization Contributors Thalden-Boyd-Emery Architects Accenture

Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe

American Securities Foundation Matching Gift

Magazine Advertisers

AMERIND Risk Management Corp.

Arizona State University, Graduate College

Dr. Darlene A. Sorrell

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Mr. Arthur Stern

Hitchcock and Lindgren

Evergreen State College, MPA Tribal Governance

Ms. Cecelia H. Stevens

National Indian Gaming Association

Lewis & Clark College, Indian Law Program

Ms. Elona Street-Stewart Ms. Carmelia Strickland

University of Minnesota, School of Public Health

Ms. Sarah Swanson Mr. Jeremy Sylestine

University of Minnesota, UMWHERC

Dr. Kevin Teehee Dr. John B. Tiger

University of Tulsa, College of Law

Mr. Carl Tillman Ms. Serra M. Tsethlikai Ms. Starlene Tsinniginnie Ms. Tracie J. Tuck-Davis Ms. Denise K. Turner

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donations through CFC totaling $26,000

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Demographics Academic Year 2012-13

Demographic Map

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35 24 13 12

5 4 8 8 67 37 67 26

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201 41 242 41

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16 14 11 5

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Region 1: Pacific Northwest

Region 2: North–Central

Region 3: Northeast

Region 4: Mid-Atlantic

Region 5: Southeast

Region 6: South–Central

Region 7: Western

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California Hawaii Nevada Regional Total FULL DATA TOTAL

15 2 6 5 7 1 36 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 3 0 7 9 26 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 8 0 0 1 12 19 1 0 41 9 0 3 12 123

2 2 2 8 5 1 20 1 3 3 5 3 9 2 2 2 1 4 2 37 1 0 6 1 6 0 0 14 0 1 1 0 3 4 0 9 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 2 10 7 1 4 0 6 7 11 5 41 22 1 1 24 155

17 4 8 11 14 1 55 0 0 0 0 9 4 0 3 17 0 20 14 67 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 131 0 0 1 16 93 1 0 242 10 0 3 13 391


Alaska Idaho Montana Oregon Washington Wyoming Regional Total


Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Ohio South Dakota Wisconsin Regional Total


Connecticut Maine Massachusetts New Hampshire New York Rhode Island Vermont Regional Total


Delaware District of Columbia Maryland New Jersey Pennsylvania Virginia West Virginia Regional Total


Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Regional Total


Arizona Arkansas Colorado Louisiana New Mexico Oklahoma Texas Utah Regional Total


California Hawaii Nevada Regional Total FULL DATA TOTAL

Total N u Fellow mber of Trib s repre e sent in s that LFS each s tate

Regional Total

9 4 7 11 27 1 59 1 1 2 8 5 14 6 1 10 0 9 10 67 2 0 2 0 12 0 0 16 0 2 0 0 1 3 1 7 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 6 57 3 14 0 62 43 11 11 201 28 1 6 35 391

Loan for Service

Total N u Gradu mber of LFS ate Sc Fellow hool b y state s in of resid ence Total N umber by LFS o Fellow f Institutions s enro lled in attended each s tate Total N umber in a Tri of LFS be loc ated in Fellows enro lled each s tate

Alaska Idaho Montana Oregon Washington Wyoming

Total N umber o Fellow s repre f Tribes tha tA sent in each s IGC tate


Total N u Gradu mber of AIG ate Sc hool b C Fellows in y state of resid ence Total N u by AIG mber of Ins titu C Fello ws enro tions atten de lled in each s d tate Total N umber in a Tri o be loc f AIGC Fello ated in w each s s enrolled tate

AIGC Fellows

2 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 2 0 0 13 1 0 1 2 31

3 1 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 22

0 1 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 8 2 0 1 3 27

3 1 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 31

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AIGC Financials Fiscal Year 2012

Statement of Activities for the Year Ended June 30, 2012 SUPPORT & REVENUE Federal contract Contributions from the public Special projects (AIG Magazine) Interest and dividends, net of loss on investments

TOTAL $2,103,746 428,547 8,150 (5,749)

Total Revenue


EXPENSES Scholarships and fellowships to students Scholarship administration and student support Program outreach and selection

$1,883,703 223,369 188,367

Total Program Services


Management & General Fundraising & Marketing Total Expenses Change In Net Assets

140,367 107,791 $2,543,597 ($8,903)

Statement of Financial Position at June 30, 2012 ASSETS Cash & S/T Investments Grant and Contract Receivables Other Current Assets Long Term Investments Property & Equipment, net Total Assets

TOTAL $1,817,684 89,398 10,963 1,488,955 69,473 $3,476,473

LIABILITIES Scholarships Payable A/P and Other Liabilities

$237,258 65,907

Total Liabilities


Net Assets Beginning of Year Change in Net Assets Current Period Total Liabilities and Net Assets End of Year

22 n AIGC 2012 Annual Report

$3,182,211 ($8,903) $3,476,473

Sources of AIGC Funds, 2012


Unrestricted support from public—$194,313


Restricted support from public—$242,384

Investments activity—($5,749)




Federal grant—$2,103,746







Use of AIGC Funds, 2012


Gr Graduate aduate Scholarships—$1,809 Scholarships—$1,809,178 ,178 Undergraduate Under graduate and Other A Awards— wards— $ $74,525 74,525 3%




es—$223,369 Student Servic Student Services—$223,369 ograms—$188,367 Outreach Outreach & Other Pr Programs—$188,367 aising—$248,158 Management & Fundr Fundraising—$248,158

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AIGC Board of Directors

Grayson B. Noley Vice-President Choctaw Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Oklahoma

David Mahooty President Zuni Business Consultant

Bill Anoatubby Member Chickasaw Tribal Governor, Chickasaw Nation

Melanie P. Fritzsche Secretary/Treasurer Pueblo of Laguna Staff Attorney with American Indian Law Center, Inc.

Dr. Dee Ann DeRoin Member Ioway/Tribe of Kansas Physician, Independent Consultant

Michael E. Bird, MSW, MPH Member Santo Domingo/San Juan Behavioral Health Professional, Independent Consultant

Rose Graham Member Navajo Program Director, Navajo Nation Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

24 n AIGC 2012 Annual Report

Danna K. Jackson Esq. Member Flathead Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Montana

Ways To Give

Educational dreams start early, AIGC needs your help. We pledge to use 90% of every donated dollar to increase funds and services to American Indian and Alaska Native students.

COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC) PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS The CFC gives federal employees an opportunity to donate to eligible charities through payroll deductions. AIGC is excited to be included in the selection group. If you are a Federal employee and you wish to designate your gift through CFC to AIGC, please select #11514 on your CFC pledge card.

DONATE ONLINE, BY MAIL OR BY PHONE Donating to AIGC is fast and secure. You may donate directly online, download the form from our website and mail in your contributions, or phone in your gift, using a credit card (1-800-628-1920).

GIVING THROUGH YOUR EMPLOYER OR UNITED WAY For your convenience, a gift or pledge to AIGC can be payroll deducted each pay period. Many employers offer a “Matching Gifts” program, which is an easy way to double the size of your gift.

CORPORATE AND EVENT SPONSORSHIPS Corporate and event sponsorships and in-kind donations may be coordinated with the AIGC Development Office, by calling 505-881-4584.

PLANNED GIVING Planned giving or a planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death, as part of a donor’s overall financial or estate planning. Planned gifts can include cash, appreciated securities or stock, real estate, artwork, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan, etc. Planned giving makes it easy for donors to support their favorite charity, while minimizing its impact on the donor’s estate.

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