The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is still accepting nominations for members to the board through June 30. With a capacity of up to 30 members, the HEEF is seeking to fill 14 seats. Once elected, members serve three-year terms and are provided opportunities to actively engage with the HEEF in a variety of capacities that include committee work, volunteerism, networking and support of special events.
"Serving the HEEF takes a special commitment and a willingness to take reasonable risks to support our mission. Our intent to create a diverse board stems from the knowledge that every contributing member has something valuable to share and help in the growth of the HEEF. We see our organization as a living organism and are looking for creative members with a true desire to serve a community that believes in the rewards of an educated society," said Sahmie Wytewa, HEEF's Nomination Committee Chairperson.
"The role of a member is important as they provide governance for the fund and in return they are rewarded by knowing that their efforts have helped to sustain future generations of Hopi students and the community as a whole," Wytewa said.
Any Hopi tribal member or current HEEF member may nominate a person for election to the HEEF Board. Nominations are accepted until 5 p.m. (MST) June 30. To submit a nomination or for more information contact Sam Tenakhongva at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 734-2275. The HEEF is a non-profit entity of the Hopi Tribe, for more information on the HEEF visit www.hopieducationfund.org.