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2013 HEEF Nomination Form

HEEF Accepting Nominations for Members

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) is accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the HEEF Board. Dr. Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert, HEEF Nomination Committee Chairperson stated that “We are looking for nominees who are dynamic and willing to serve as ambassadors of the HEEF, and who enjoy participating on committees and contributing to the HEEF by sharing their time and resources.”

There are currently 24 Members serving on the Board with capacity up to 30 Members.  Sakiestewa Gilbert again noted that, “Nominees must 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.” He went on to share that “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. HEEF Executive Director, LuAnn Leonard remarked that “The growth and success of the organization over the past twelve years speaks volumes about the skills, expertise and commitment past members have shown”. She added, “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 & Scholarship Program, which awards grants and scholarships to Hopi students across the U.S., including past HEEF IMAGINE Grant recipients such as the KUYI Hopilavayi (Hopi Language) Radio Program, Songoopavi Kitsoki Youth Enrichment and the Hopitutuqaiki-Hopi Language Arts Based Preschool.

Any Hopi tribal member or current HEEF Member may nominate a person for election to the HEEF Board. Nominations will be accepted from April 24, 2013 until 5:00 p.m. (MST) on May 31, 2013. To submit a nomination, contact Sam Tenakhongva at or call 928-734-2275. The HEEF is a non-profit entity of the Hopi Tribe.





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