American Indian College Fund President Cheryl Crazy Bull Named Fellow of Thrive Leaders Network
American Indian College Fund President and CEO Cheryl Crazy Bull has been named a member of the new Thrive Leaders Network by the Kresge Foundation.
Recently launched by the Kresge Foundation Education Program with a $500,000 grant in unrestricted funds, the Thrive Leaders Network is designed to provide recipient leaders of color in the education program portfolio and other partners flexible leadership-enrichment resources to support their sustainability and growth as industry leaders. .
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“I am so grateful for this timely award and look forward to networking and learning from various nonprofit leaders and coaches,” Crazy Bull said of the honor. “I’m particularly interested in how to apply DEI principles to Indigenous nonprofits and share what I learn with other Indigenous organizations.”
Crazy Bull (Sicangu Lakota) has run the American Indian College Fund since 2012. The College Fund is the nation’s largest charity supporting Indigenous higher education for 33 years. The College Fund believes “education is the answer” and provided $15.5 million in scholarships and other direct supports to Native American students in 2020-21.
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