HEEF seeks new board members

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for potential board members to serve three-year terms.

Board members form the governing structure of the HEEF, while actively supporting the HEEF through a variety of means to achieve its mission, "Cultivating and nurturing the future of our Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding."

The HEEF seeks dynamic Hopi and non-Hopi board members who wish to contribute their experience, expertise and resources.

HEEF Executive Director LuAnn Leonard states, "HEEF board members are a critical piece of the puzzle in growing and maintaining the Fund for future generations of Hopi students."

The main grantee of HEEF dollars is the Hopi Tribe's Grants and Scholarship Program, which awards grants and scholarships to Hopi students across the U.S. The HEEF also funds other educational programs such as the Hopilavayi Summer Institute and the Hopitutukaiki Summer Arts Program.

Nomination Chair, Gloria Lomahaftewa added, "Volunteering your time to serve on the HEEF is a great way to give back to your community while supporting future generations of Hopi."

Any Hopi individual or current member may recommend a person for election to the HEEF board. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 5.

The HEEF is a non-profit entity of the Hopi Tribe. To submit a nomination contact Vernon Kahe at vkahe@hopieducationfund.org, call (928) 734-2275, or to download a form visit the HEEF website at www.hopieducationfund.org.

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