Colo. -- The UPS Foundation awarded the American Indian College
Fund (the Fund) $128,000 for scholarships benefiting American Indian
students for 2008-09 academic year scholarships.
Cooper, employee relations manager at UPS in Denver, along with
the Fund's UPS delivery driver, Vince Barajas, presented Richard
B. Williams, president and CEO of the Fund, with the check. In appreciation,
Williams wrapped Cooper in wool Pendleton day and night blanket,
as is customary among American Indian tribes when honoring an individual.
Thank you for your generosity and for helping our students,
who smiled broadly as he delivered the gift, said, This money
is going to great use, and I love delivering money.
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
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.
2007, The UPS Foundation distributed $46.4 million worldwide through
grants that benefit organizations or programs such as the American
Indian College Fund, and provides support for building stronger
has a long-standing commitment to making communities all over the
world better by supporting organizations and engaging more than
400,000 employees in community service worldwide, said Lisa
Hamilton, president of The UPS Foundation. Together with non-profit
partners such as the American Indian College Fund, we work to make
a positive impact on the loves of people in need.