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Chief Washakie Foundation Establishes Fund to Benefit UW and Wind River Reservation

enos-individual-web.jpgThe Chief Washakie Foundation has established an endowment fund -- the Zedora Teton Enos Excellence Fund -- at the University of Wyoming that benefits the Wind River Indian Reservation community.

“I wanted to see this endowment created because of a passion for education and being an entrepreneur, and to help others know that they can get out and do something,” says Shoshone elder and entrepreneur Zedora Teton Enos, the fund’s namesake and great-granddaughter of Chief Washakie. “At the beginning, I wanted to set an example -- and set a good example -- and let others know what we can do. I want our people to know that they can roll up their sleeves and do something for themselves.”

Enos, like legendary Chief Washakie, is a lifelong champion of education, business development and service for the Wind River Indian Reservation community. She is a trustee of the Chief Washakie Foundation.

“The Chief Washakie Foundation has been an amazing philanthropic partner for the University of Wyoming, and today’s gift is another milestone in meeting critical needs of the Wind River reservation,” says UW President Ed Seidel. “UW is committed to helping grow this fund as well as our relationship with the Wind River reservation community.”

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