Phoenix Indian Center Gala: April 4th, 2009

CONTACT:
Patti Hibbeler; Phoenix Indian Center
602-264-6768
pattih@phxindcenter.org

The Phoenix Indian Center will host its 26th Annual Gala & Native American Art Auction, Saturday, April 4th at the Scottsdale Resort & Convention Center to raise funds for at-risk Native American families and kids.

Patti Hibbeler, the Center’s CEO said,” Today’s economy, job layoffs, foreclosures and lack of credit has hit urban Natives Americans especially hard.” Hibbeler reports a sharp rise in the number of Native American families seeing assistance for basic needs. The mission of The Phoenix Indian Center is to help urban Native American families better their lives through education, social services and financial literacy.

The Center is asking local businesses and individuals to purchase tickets to the Gala event or sponsor a table to help Native American families get through these tough times.

Table sponsorships range from $5,000 to $40,000, and individuals may purchase tickets for $200 each — a bargain for collectors interested in deals on some of the finest Native American art available. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. Proceeds raised benefit local Natives in need of social services for basic living.

To purchase tickets or make a donation online, visit www.phxindcenter.org and click on “Annual Fundraiser.” Or call (602) 264-6768 to learn more.

WHAT: 26th Annual Phoenix Indian Center Gala
WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2009; 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Scottsdale Resort & Convention Center
WHY: To raise funds for at-risk urban Native families and kids

DIGITAL IMAGES, RECENT STATISTICS AND CONTACTS FOR HUMAN INTEREST STORY INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE.

About Phoenix Indian Center
The mission of The Phoenix Indian Center is to promote the social and economic self-sufficiency of Native Americans living in the greater Valley. Programs offered by the Center include Workforce Development and Social Services along with several Educational and Cultural Programs for both youth and adults. These vital programs serve individuals from more than 100 different tribes across the country. The Center has been based here in Phoenix for more than 60 years. Learn more at www.phxindcenter.org.

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