HEEF Prepares to Recognize 15 Years of Giving and Receiving
To mark its 15th year, the HEEF is gearing up for an event "Recognizing 15 years of Giving and Receiving" which will recognize the educational achievements of Hopi students with a Dinner and Silent Auction. On Friday October 23, friends and family of the HEEF will gather on the beautiful Arizona Statue University campus in the Carson Ballroom to enjoy an evening of student success stories, Hopi traditional Dace, and bidding on exquisite Hopi art. The HEEF's theme for the event centers around the title "Planting the Seed, Harvesting our Future" as the HEEf envisions students as seeds that are planted, to later develop into a full harvest that will benefit thte Hopi community. Read More...
2015 HEEF Summer Raffle
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund's annual summer raffle offered a wide range of great prizes. Exquisite jewelry, Pendleton products, exceptional Hopi Arts, and great additional gifts from our various partners. The Raffle went through June 1 - July 12. The winners were selected at our outreach booth in Prescott during the Native Arts Market on Sunday. We would like to thank everyone who supported our efforts by purchasing a ticket or two. Click here to see the list of all our Raffle winners.
2015 HEEF Board Nominations Open
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is seeking nominations for potential board members to serve a 3-year term. Any Hopi tribal member or current HEEF member may nominate a person for election to the HEEF Board. Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. (MST), June 22, 2015. For more information contact the HEEF at 928-734-2275.
To nominate a potential member click here.
Click here to read what a board membership entails.
2015 2nd Quarter Newsletter
In this Issue:
Student Story= BriAnn Laban - University of Hawaii
Recap - Arizona Gives Day 2015
2015 IMAGINE Grantees Announced
Amber J. Poleviyuma - Arizona State University
Message from HEEF Executive Director
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HEEF Awards over $10,000 in IMAGINE Grants
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is pleased to announce that the following programs were selected to receive funding for the 2015 HEEF IMAGINE Grant Program:
Adventures for Hopi - Adventures for Hopi (A4H) is an emerging developmental adventure recreation program catering to Hopi and Tewa youth on Hopi.
Sun Camping on the Mesa - The Sun Camping on the Mesa or energy camps will provide Hopi youth the opportunity to experiment with photovoltaics or solar energy.
The Nakwatsvewat Institute - Hopi Mediation Training - will offer "Introduction to Basic Hopi Mediation" training, giving participants mediation skills.
Join Us for Arizona Gives Day April 7th, 2015
Arizona Gives Day is a one-day online giving event that brings the online community together to raise as much money as possible for Arizona nonprofits over a 24-hour period. We ask you to suppport the work of the Hopi Education Endowment Fund during this 24 hour period on April 7th. Your donation will build the fund that supports Hopi students and helpls to build a stronger Hopi community.
Click here to Donate on our AZ Gives Day Page
Watch Our Videos for AZ Gives Day 2015
2015 1st Quarter Newsletter
In this Issue:
Student Story= Justin Suda Hongeva - Arizona State University
New Staff= "The New Sam - Michael Adams"
Student Story= Xia Quamahongnewa - University of Arizona
Northern Arizona University 2014 Fall Commencement
Message from HEEF Executive Director
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IMAGINE Grants Now Open for 2015
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) IMAGINE Grant is a funding opportunity targeted at supporting community projects that primarily focus on Hopi cultural practices, values, education and sustainability. The IMAGINE Grants allow applicants to bring their ideas to life, while helping the Hopi community to address areas of need. An example of recent funded projects include: "Adventures for Hopi", an outdoor experience program, "The Hopitutukaiki School", a program led by expert Hopi artists who teach their craft to interested Hopi members and the "Healthy Hopi Youth Initiative for Higher Education", a program designed in partnership with the Hopi Jr.-Sr. High school.
The opportunity is open to Hopi and non-Hopi organizations. Workshops designed to provide more information on how to fill out the applications will be held on February 16, 2015 and March 2, 2015. All organizations are encouraged to refer to the application for more details.
Click here for IMAGINE Grant Application
Special Scholarship for Spring 2015 - APS Hopi Scholars Program
Through a special partnership with the Arizona Public Service (APS) Foundation, the HEEF is pleased to announce a unique scholarship opportunity entitled the APS Hopi Scholars Program. Eight scholarships valued at $2,000.00 are available for the spring 2015 semester for Hopi students pursuing a degree in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) fields or a degree in Nursing or Education fields.
Applicants must be pursuing an AAS, AS, BA or BS at the sophomore thru the senior level at an accredited college or university for the spring 2015 semester. In addition to general eligibility requirements students must submit a special scholarship application and a one-page essay regarding “Commitment to Community”. The selected students must perform 20 hours of service that will benefit the Hopi community by July 1, 2015. Deadline for applications is February 27
, 2015. Please contact the Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholar
ship Program if you have any questions.
Click Here to Apply!
Fall Brings New Faces and Initiatives to the HEEF
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is pleased to announce that Lois Reynosa-Qumyintewa has been elected to serve for a second term as President for the HEEF for 2014-15. President Qumyintewa said, "It's an honor to be elected to serve for a second term. I look forward to continuing the success HEEF has achieved and providing added opportunities for growth." Qumyintewa comes from the village of Shungopavi and is a member of the Water Clan and is a Senior Accountant for Northern Arizona Healthcare. LuAnn Leonard, HEEF Executive Director stated “President Qumyintewa demonstrated leadership, compassion and commitment during her first term as President. She is a thoughtful leader who will help us to achieve a productive and prosperous year.”
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Awards HEEF $25,000
Focused on areas of Education, Health, Economic Development and Special Projects, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, through their charitable giving program, awarded the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) $25,000 to be used in support of 13 additional grants and scholarships for Hopi college students for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.
Hopi Photo Exhibit Open to the Public
Upper Village of Moenkopi, Hopi, AZ - The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) announced Saturday June 21, 2014 as a dedication event for "Itaaqatsi, yuumoq itaa’öqala" (Our Life, Our Strength for the Future), a photo exhibit that depicts Hopi life and agricultural practices from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. These images provide a historic glimpse into the life of the Hopi people and how some of these practices are still carried on presently. The exhibit will be on permanent display at the Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites which is in the Upper Village of Moenkopi at the western gateway to Hopi tribal land adjacent to Tuba City, AZ. The Hopi people have lived continuously on the high desert mesas in northern Arizona for over a thousand years.
SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP: APS Hopi Scholars Program
Through a partnership with Arizona Public Service (APS), we are pleased to announce a unique scholarship opportunity entitled the
APS Hopi Scholars Program. The program provides scholarships valued at $4,000 per academic year ($2,000 Fall/$2,000 Spring) for
students in the sophomore thru senior level pursuing an AAS, AS, BA or BS at an accredited college or university for the Fall/Spring
2014-2015 academic year. Students must also be pursuing a degree in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math),
Education or Nursing fields to be eligible.
In addition to general eligibility requirements, students must submit a Special Scholarship Application and a 1 page essay regarding
“Commitment to Community”. The selected students must perform 40 hours of community service that will benefit the Hopi
community by August 1, 2015. Applications will be competitively reviewed based on the criteria listed below. Final recipients will
be chosen by a Selection Committee. Any questions can be answered by contacting the Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarship Program at 1-877-848-7030
Download APS Scholarship Application here!
2014 HEEF 1st Qtr Newsletter
In this Issue:
Kristy Marie Pavatea (See-Mana) - My Grandfather, My Inspiration
APS Provides Multi-Year Commitment for Hopi Students
Halli Lomayaktewa: Freshman, Northland Pioneer College
2013 Donor Thank You
Message from HEEF Executive Director
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HEEF Accepting Nominations to Board
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the HEEF Board. Dr. Angela Gonzales, HEEF Nominating Committee Chairperson stated “We are looking nominees with the time, talent, and commitment to helping us advance the HEEF mission by – “cultivating and nurturing the future of our Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding” – in support of Hopi students.”
Click Here for more information on how to Nominate
Arizona Gives Day 2014 Make it Count, Make Your Contribution
Today, for 24-hours on April 9th, you have an opportunity to plant a seed, nurture a student and inspire a community by making a special contribution to build the Fund to make other Hopi students' dreams become a reality.
Everyone is eligible to participate, even those outside of Arizona, however you must make your gift TODAY on April 9th thru the HEEF fundraising page using either a credit or debit card.
Askwali/Kwakwha (thank you) for supporting the HEEF!
Arizona Gives Day 2014 is project of partners: Arizona Alliance of Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum.
2014 HEEF IMAGINE Grant Applications Being Accepted
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund is accepting 2014 IMAGINE Grant proposals from programs that provide educational activities that support the goals of the HEEF and incorporate Hopi values and culture. Proposal deadline is Friday, April 11, 2014. Application and more info HERE!
2014 HEEF Online Art Sale: 10% OFF ALL ITEMS!!!
From March 3-31, 2014 the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) will be hosting an ONLINE ART SALE. With a wide variety of Native Art items including: jewelry, pottery, textiles, paintings and more for sale, the HEEF invites you to visit the ONLINE GALLERY on March 3, 2014 to browse and purchase one of a kind art pieces, including limited edition printed HEEF tee shirts! All funds raised will be to support education opportunities for Hopi students.
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Spring 2014 APS Scholarships Available: DEADLINE EXTENDED
The Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarships Program is now accepting applications for the APS Hopi Scholarship Program. Students must be pursuing a degree in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), Education or Nursing fields and must be a current sophomore, junior or senior in college. For more information please contact the HTGSP at (928) 734-3542 or 800-762-9630. DEADLINE March 21, 2014.
Download Application HERE!
Does Our Commitment End After Graduation: Inaugural HEEF Speaker Series
Tribal leaders, departments, employers, educators and community members are invited to participate as we engage in discussion on the challenges our students face in returning to work for the Hopi people and what responsibilty do we as a Hopi community have to these students who we have invested in.
Support Hopi Students by Joining the 2013 HEEF Alumni Challenge
Launching in 2005, through the collective effort of 105 alumni, $28,000 has been contributed to the HEEF. "One of the intended goals of the Challenge was to create an avenue for Hopi alumni to give back and help the next student. Along the way, they have been joined by others and is a great example of community giving and the value of reciprocity," said HEEF Executive Director LuAnn Leonard. She added, "supporting campaigns such as the alumni challenge, helps the HEEF provide direct support to Hopi college students. For example, during the Spring 2012 semester, funds from the Challenge helped to fund 123 students attending 42 different institutions in 13 states with 23 Hopi students receiving their degree at the end of the term."
2012 HEEF Fall Newsletter
In this Issue:
Hopi Tribal Priority Scholarship Recipient: Michael “Kotutwa” Johnson
Lance Tubinaghtewa: Freshman, University of Arizona
Get Ready for the 2013 HEEF Alumni Challenge!
Sharing the Harvest: Message from HEEF Executive Director
Sumi’nangwa...Your Compelling Desire
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2013 HEEF Summer Raffle Winners
Winners, Winners Winners!!! 2013 HEEF Summer Raffle Winners are:
Kim Obrzut- Pink Beaded Necklace
John Ayres- Tufa Cast Butterfly Pendant
Cathy Kosich- Chain Link necklace
D. Winarski- Chain Link necklace
Bob Rhodes- Quilted Placemat set (Picked Up)
Loris Taylor- Wagon Wheel Painting
Congratulations and thanks to all who purchased for their support!
HEEF Accepting Nominations for Board Members
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the HEEF Board. Dr. Matt Sakiestewa Gilbert, HEEF Nomination Committee Chairperson stated “We are looking for nominees who are dynamic and willing to act as ambassadors of the HEEF, actively participate on a Committees and contribute to the HEEF by sharing their time and resources.”
Click Here for 2013 HEEF Nomination Form
Request for Proposal for Investment Services
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting proposals from qualified and licensed investment firms to provide Investment Management Services. The HEEF is a non-profit, tribal government organization qualified under section 7871 (a) of the Internal Revenue Code, located on the Hopi reservation in northeastern Arizona.
Proposals will be evaluated on the following areas: qualifications of the firm, staff experience, investment services offered, depth of company resources, and fees. Preference will be given to firms who have proven investment management experience in working with other federally recognized tribes.
The proposal deadline is June 7, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. MST. For a complete detailed proposal packet and all RFP requirements please contact Ms. Oneita Tootsie, Office Manager at email@example.com or 928-734-2275.
2013 HEEF 1st Quarter Newsletter
In this issue:
Student Profile: Gary Leslie
2013 HEEF IMAGINE Grants RFP
Fall 2012/Spring 2013 HTGSP Graduates
$18,000 Raised for Hopi Education during 2013 HEEF Art Sale
2012 HEEF Donor Recognition
Message from HEEF President Terry Hines
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2013 HEEF IMAGINE Grant Applications Available
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting proposals for funding from programs, which provide activities that support the goals of the HEEF. Complete proposals must be received by 5:00 p.m. MST or postmarked by Friday, April 5, 2013.
Two grant writing workshops will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the HEEF office in Kykotsmovi Village to assist interested individuals in learning more about the HEEF IMAGINE Grant program and how to develop a proposal.
Click HERE for application or call the HEEF at (928) 734-2275
HEEF Awarded $20,000 from San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Through their charitable giving program, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians recently awarded the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) $20,000. Focused on areas of Education, Health, Economic Development and Special Projects, the award will enable the HEEF to support existing grants and scholarships for Hopi college students. Read More >>>
2013 HEEF Art Sale AFTER SALE! Reduced Pricing on unsold inventory!
Click HERE to see Gallery and Pricing!
Sales for the artwork pictured here will continue until March 29, 2013. If you are interested in purchasing an item please contact the HEEF@ (928) 734-2275 to make arrangements for purchase. All sale transactions are Credit/Debit (VISA/MasterCard), check, money order or cash. Buyer assumes all shipping and insurance costs
HEEF Prepares to Host Annual Benefit Art Sale
View 2013 HEEF Art Gallery
On Saturday, March 2, 2013 the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) will once again host their annual art sale in Phoenix at the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (2214 N. Central Ave, directly across from the Heard Museum. Read More>>>
Have you ever asked yourself, how can I help, how can I give back? Here's your opportunity! You and your fellow alumni can join together as the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) hosts their 9th Annual Alumni Challenge.
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HEEF Welcomes New Members
On October 5, 2012, the Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) held their annual meeting at which they seated seven members to their Board. HEEF President Eileen Egan, herself a renewed member, addressed the Board and asked them to join her in welcoming new members Mike Finney, Darold Joseph, and Tim Evans along with renewed members Lois Reynosa, Kerry Green and Stephanie Parker.