The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the HEEF Board.
"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," said Sahmie Wytewa, HEEF Nomination Committee Chairperson.
There are currently 29 members serving on the board with capacity up to 30 members.
"The HEEF is seeking individuals who have a vested interest in helping to fulfill the HEEF mission of 'Cultivating and nurturing the future of our Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding,'" said Wytewa. "The role of a member is important as they provide governance and guidance for the Fund and in return, they are rewarded by knowing that their efforts have helped to sustain educational opportunities for future generations of Hopi students and the community as a whole."
Once elected, members serve three-year terms and are provided opportunities to actively engage with the HEEF in a variety of capacities such as serving on committees, volunteering, networking and supporting special events.
"The growth and success of the organization over the past eleven years speaks volumes about the skills, expertise and commitment past members have shown," said HEEF Executive Director LuAnn Leonard. "Our continued focus is foremost to work with the members to grow the fund and expand our services to meet the increasing needs of the Hopi people."
Funds raised by the HEEF support various educational programs and endeavors of the Hopi Tribe such as the Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarship Program, which awards grants and scholarships to Hopi students across the U.S., the KUYI Hopilavayi (Hopi Language) Radio Program and the Hopitutukaiki Summer Arts Program.
Any Hopi tribal member or current HEEF member may nominate a person for election to the HEEF Board. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. (MST) on June 8. To submit a nomination, contact Sam Tenakhongva at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 734-2275. HEEF is a non-profit entity of the Hopi Tribe. For more information on HEEF visit www.hopieducationfund.org.