Every year since 2004, the HEEF has held a friendly competition among four alumni groups - Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Arizona, and the Arizona Crushers (a collective of all other schools). The group that fund raises the most is declared the winner at the end of the competition. The HEEF Alumni Challenge is responsible for raising over $60,000 in its past 14 iterations.
Last year for the first time, the ASU alumni group was victorious. The NAU alumni group is a very strong group as they have won ten times. The AZ Crushers are the only group besides NAU to win the Alumni Challenge more than once. This will be another opportunity for the U of A to make an impact in the standings.
The Alumni Challenge is a unique opportunity for those who have had the gift of a post-secondary education to give back and allow a Hopi student the chance to make their educational dreams a reality. This campaign combines school spirit, school rivalries, and competitiveness into a beneficial campaign for our Hopi people. This fundraising effort also gets HEEF board members and staff heavily involved and battling among each other to show pride for their respective alma-maters.
The goal for the 15th annual Alumni Challenge is to raise $15,000 - enough to
fund one student for 5 semester-school years!
fund two students for a year!
fund five students for a semester!
You know where your loyalties lie and how much pride you have for your school. The only thing left to answer is
To make a donation in the name of your alma-mater or to support family and friends alumni teams you can make an online donation by selecting the teams donate button below. You can also write a check or money order out to the Hopi Education Endowment Fund and mail to PO Box 605 Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039. Make sure that they are post marked by October 29th to count towards your teams fundraising total. If you would like to make a pledge, and pay before the end of 2018, that will also count towards your teams total. Pledge forms can be downloaded below, and can be mailed or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, if you would like to phone in your donation, please call 928-734-2275 between the hours of 8 AM and 5PM MST, Monday through Friday. Let the best Alumni group win! In the end, our Hopi students are the real winners. Askwali/Kwak’kwa (Thank you)!