Indian Country Today – AMERIND Risk Donates Thousands Graduate Students

AMERIND RISK  AND AIGCAMERIND Risk’s Golf Fundraiser Donates Thousands to Uninsured Families, Graduate Students


The 2015 Protecting Tribal Families Golf Fundraiser was held April 23, at the Twin Warriors Golf Club in Santa Ana Pueblo, N.M. And this year, AMERIND Risk shared the proceeds with the American Indian Graduate Center (AIGC).

AMERIND’s portion of the proceeds will benefit the AMERIND Risk Family Emergency Fund, which assists uninsured Native American families who experience hardship due to unforeseen disasters/loss to their home. AIGC, a national provider of scholarships to the American Indian and Alaskan Native students pursuing graduate and professional degrees, benefitted equally in the proceeds of this year’s fundraiser.

Derek Valdo, CEO, and Nancy Harjo Serna, director of marketing, for AMERIND Risk, presented AIGC with a $6,700 check to contribute to the cultural and economic wellbeing for individuals and tribes through graduate education, on July 2 at the Santa Ana Golf Club.

Photo:  Derek Valdo, CEO, and Nancy Harjo Serna, Director of Marketing, of AMERIND Risk; Derek C. Gutierrez, PGA, Director of golf/GM, Santa Ana Golf Corp.; Linda Niezgodzki, Development Associate, and Joan V. Currier, COO, of the American Indian Graduate Center/AIGC Scholars, hold the check that will benefit the AMERIND Risk Family Emergency Fund and AIGC.