Hopi Education Endowment Fund hosts annual auction

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Rattle (Aya) Katsina Doll donated by Aaron J. Fredericks for the sixth annual HEEF Silent Auction.

<i>HEEF courtesy photo</i><br> Rattle (Aya) Katsina Doll donated by Aaron J. Fredericks for the sixth annual HEEF Silent Auction.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) invites you to join them and support their fundraising efforts as they prepare to host their sixth Annual Silent Auction on Saturday, March 7 at the Phoenix Hilton Garden Inn.

More than 40 pieces of Hopi art from renowned artists will be auctioned off to raise money for the Endowment Fund. Artists include Aaron Fredericks, Duane Maktima, Nuvadi (featuring one-of-a-kind collaborative piece "Yöngösona"), a collection of 10 turtle pottery figurines by Rainy Naha, Jacob Koopee, Delmar Polacca, Hisi Nampeyo, Larson Goldtooth, Val Kahe, Garrett Maho, Bernadeet Poleahla-Crook, Fawn Navasi and Vernon Kahe. In addition dozens of items will be raffled off throughout the night, including Pendleton blankets, jewelry, gift certificates and a golf package. LuAnn Leonard, HEEF Executive Director said, "This is your chance to not only get a piece of unique Hopi art, but to also support Hopi Education programs,"

In support of HEEF's efforts, Peabody Energy has committed to once again serve as the title sponsor, joining major sponsors Arizona Public Service, Husk Partners, GoalBusters, Merrill Lynch and Native Peoples. HEEF Development/Resource Manager Vernon Kahe stated, "We're very grateful to our sponsors, and with their support we look forward to hosting a wonderful event." He also added the HEEF would like to thank other sponsors Wells Fargo, Walker and Armstrong, CellularOne and the Hopi Tribe.

The auction serves as the HEEF's biggest fundraising event in which funds raised are used to support Hopi educational programs and provide funding for Hopi college students via the Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program. For more information on the auction visit

www.hopieducationfund.org or to donate artwork or purchase raffle tickets, call (928) 734-2275 or e-mail heef@hopieducationfund.org.

The HEEF is a 7871 (a) charitable non-profit organization. All contributions and donations are tax-deductible.

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