How I Got Into Philanthropy

“We know that what we have comes from a higher power than us and we feel real obligation to help other people"

About Jay Brasher:

Back in the 1970's Jay and his wife made the decision to be be involved the Indian Placement Program by taking an 8 year old Navajo girl into their home during the school year so she could attend school where the Brasher's lived- it was a big deal at the time because the Brasher's already had 7 kids of their own. The girl returned each year to live with the Brashers for 9 years. During that time, Jay learned about the plight of the American Indian. Later in life, Jay was approached though a friend and was extended an invitation to get involved with American Indian Services- a not for profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for young native americans. Today, Jay is the Director of American Indian Services.