50th Anniversary Postponed

American Indian Graduate Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala to be rescheduled for later date

The organization takes proactive measures to minimize the spread of coronavirus

San Diego, California – March 12, 2020 – American Indian Graduate Center’s 50th Anniversary Gala: A Nation of Scholars has been postponed amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus.

“Safety is a top priority,” said Angelique Albert (Salish & Kootenai Tribes), American Indian Graduate Center Executive Director. “With the continued concern about the spread of coronavirus, our Board of Directors and Executive Staff has decided to postpone our celebration. The health of our communities take precedence above all else, and we want to ensure a safe and healthy environment at our 50th Anniversary celebration.”

American Indian Graduate Center is closely following the situation and considering all health notices. Once the spread of the virus is under control, the organization will schedule a new date for the 50th Anniversary Gala.

“American Indian Graduate Center’s 50-year legacy will still be honored and celebrated – just at a later time when all of our students, alumni and the greater community can travel and celebrate safely,” Albert said.

Further updates will be posted to AIGCS.org and on the organization’s social media channels. For additional questions or concerns, please contact American Indian Graduate Center’s Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Sara LaBarge at sara@aigcs.org.

About American Indian Graduate Center 

American Indian Graduate Center is a national private 501(c)(3) non-profit providing scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and professional students throughout the United States. American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars are the largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States. They award on average $15 million in scholarships annually and have awarded more than $200 million in scholarships since inception. They are proud to empower Native students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states through educational funding and support services.