Thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday. With your help, we raised nearly $2,000 for The Choctaw Academy.
Watch this great video on the project:
RCI is kicking off an initiative to raise funding for restoration of The Choctaw Academy. It was the first federally funded, racially integrated, non-missionary, and non-military school for Native American boys in the U.S.—an institution that brought together students from 18 different tribes.
RCI is raising $400,000 for the reconstruction of the Academy’s last remaining structure. Just $150 from each member of RCI would raise the amount needed. We are working to make it as easy as possible for you and/or your company to take part, giving you the opportunity to play a role in preserving this tangible piece of American history.
If you donate through RCI’s Facebook page on Giving Tuesday, Facebook and PayPal will start matching donations at 8:00 a.m. ET (5:00 a.m. PT) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. The matching offer will expire when $7 million in donations is reached or at 11:59 p.m. PT on November 27. Donations up to $250k per nonprofit and $20k per donor are eligible to be matched.
If you can’t donate this Tuesday, please consider doing so soon. Please visit the RCI, Inc. website at http://iibec.org/choctaw-academy to make your donation, while following the progress of the reconstruction with on-site pictures and information. We will also be recognizing our donors who have contributed significantly in a feed that will be listed on that page, as well as recognizing them in our industry emails and various communications.