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Grant and Foundation Funding Opportunities
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00:00 PM UTC - 7:00:00 PM UTC
Training Description:
Today’s economy makes it more and more challenging to compete for local, state, federal and foundation funding.  This presentation will give the participant a head's up or advantage over others who are competing for the same funds.  We will discuss not only government funding opportunities, but also how philanthropical foundations can be a valuable asset to acquiring funds.  There are Corporate, Community, and Family Foundations that designate a portion of their annual giving to Native Americans.  Attend this session and learn more about who they are, where they are located, and who they have funded recently in Native America.  

Instructor

Ron Gurley
Ron Gurley is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation and the Cherokee Elders Council.  He holds degrees in Bachelor of Arts Education and Master of Science Education.  He is in his 43rd year working with Native American families and youth.  During his 22 years in public education he served as a Music Teacher, Indian Education Reading and Math Teacher, Counselor, Assistant Superintendent,  Director of Curriculum, Special Education and Transportation and served as Superintendent of Schools.
Following his career in education, four and a half years were spent as a Case Manager Supervisor in a newly created Social Services Department within the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation. Ron served as founder and Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country, Inc. located within the Cherokee Nation from 1997 to 2007.  He served as Chairman of NANAC, Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Native American National Advisory Committee.  Special recognitions include BGCA’s Masters and Mentors Level of the Academy of Boys & Girls Clubs Professionals. For five years Ron served as the Projects Manager, Native American Program Specialist, FirstPic, and consulting.  His work included Child Abduction Response Team Training, Internet Crimes Against Children and AMBER Alert in Indian Country training. 
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