Get ready to join Native Forward Scholars Fund for our second annual Alumni Convening. We invite alumni of Native Forward to RSVP and join us in person for an evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Date: March 13, 2024
  • Time: 4 PM PT to 7 PM PT
  • Location: Vanderpump Cocktail Garden – Caesar’s Palace | 3570 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Native Forward’s Alumni Convening will take place during the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s Reservation Economic Summit. It will include a networking reception, exclusive guest speakers, and initiative-building to engage alumni as influential change-makers. Alumni will enhance connections and a sense of belonging with Native Forward to formalize a collective network of Native industry leaders.

Our most integral resource to deepen our transformative impact in every part of society is our network of 22,000+ alumni. Throughout our 50-year history, Native Forward has empowered scholars from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states by providing scholarship dollars and support services for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.

Your attendance demonstrates your commitment to our mission and vision in helping to meet the unmet financial need of every Native student pursuing higher education.

We look forward to our alumni furthering our 50-year legacy of directly supporting and empowering Native scholars. For more information or to RSVP, click the button below. Have questions? Please email Antonia Belindo at

Keynote Speaker

Dave Kimelberg

Native Forward is proud to announce alumnus Dave Kimelberg as the keynote speaker for our Alumni Convening.

Dave Kimelberg is an enrolled citizen of the Seneca Nation and the Founding Partner of Kimelberg PLLC. He is the former General Counsel for SoftBank Capital and SoftBank Holdings, multi-billion dollar venture capital and investment companies located in Boston and NYC.  He is also the former founding CEO of Seneca Holdings, which he led from a start-up concept to a successful group of multiple operating and investment companies in a diverse range of industries.

Dave has been involved in a leadership role in billions of dollars of successful U.S. and foreign company investments, M&A activity, public offerings and complex monetization transactions, including one of the largest debt and collar monetization transactions executed worldwide.

He has served in numerous Board of Director positions including Seneca Solutions, Executive Protection Services, Nexus Technology Solutions, Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Special Trustee for American Indians at the U.S. Department of the Interior (overseeing approximately $5.2 billion in assets) and others.

Dave was previously a corporate attorney with Foley Hoag LLP in Boston and Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP in NYC, where he specialized in representing venture capital and investment groups.  He also clerked for a U.S. federal judge.  Dave received a JD from Cornell Law School (magna cum laude) and a BBA (finance) from Northeastern University (magna cum laude).  He was an editor of the Cornell Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif honor society.

Leader Level Sponsor

Have questions? Please email Antonia Belindo at