CILS Receives Holiday Donation from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Pictured from left to right: Sycuan’s Paralegal Lauren Ghosh, CILS Escondido Office Directing Attorney Mark Vezzola, CILS Director of Marketing and Development Nicole Scott, Sycuan’s Council members Chairman Cody Martinez, Vice Chairman Joshua Muse, Council Member Alanna Sandoval, Council Member Brianna Sandoval, Treasurer LaShunna Davidson, and Secretary Pilar Pettiford. Missing from the photo is Council Member Xusha Brown, Sr. (Evan McGinnis / Sycuan Casino Resort)

December 9, 2021: By Nicole Scott, Director of Marketing and Development

CILS’ Escondido Office Directing Attorney Mark Vezzola and Director of Marketing and Development Nicole Scott attended Sycan’s annual Holiday Gift Giving Ceremony at Sycuan’s Heritage Events Center.

Tribal Council Members and top leaders in Sycuan’s Management Team had the opportunity to present a special holiday gift to a charity of their choice. Mark Radoff, General Counsel to the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, selected CILS to receive his gift of $3,750.

“We are incredibly grateful to Sycuan Tribal Council for their support and generosity. CILS is embarking on many exciting changes while building upon the legacy of being the oldest non-profit Federal Indian Law Firm in California. Without this type of support, we would not have been able to make historical strides on behalf of Tribes and continue to do good work today,” said Heather Hostler, Executive Director. “The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation demonstrates great leadership and partnership, and we want to express our appreciation for all they do.”

“CILS appreciates the continued financial support from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. With the Tribe’s funding, we can reach more and provide greater services to low-income Native Americans and CA tribes,” said Dorothy Alther, Legal Director. “Thank you, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.”

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