HEEF Accepting Nominations to Board
The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the HEEF Board. Dr. Angela Gonzales, HEEF Nominating Committee Chairperson stated “We are looking nominees with the time, talent, and commitment to helping us advance the HEEF mission by – “cultivating and nurturing the future of our Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding” – in support of Hopi students.”
Established by the Hopi Tribal Council in 2000, HEEF has provided nearly $8 million to Hopi students in the form of grants and scholarships for higher education and through IMAGINE Grants for local community education projects that protect and strengthen culture and language, and provide professional and career development.
According to Gonzales, “The ability of HEEF to achieve its mission is due to the collective efforts of a dedicated and committed Board.” Current board members include both Hopi and non-Hopis who share a philosophical and emotional commitment to the HEEF mission. Each board member is unique, but together they bring a wide range of skills, expertise, life and work experience, wisdom, and resources to advancing the mission of the organization.
The HEEF is seeking to fill 10 seats on the 30 member board. 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.
Any Hopi tribal member or current HEEF Member may nominate a person for election to the HEEF Board. Nominations are being accepted until 5:00 p.m. (MST) on May 9, 2014.
To submit a nomination download and complete the Nomination form or contact Sam Tenakhongva at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-734-2275