With over 20 pieces of art from acclaimed native artists such as Kim Obrzut, Ed Kabotie, and Dan Namingha including the featured one-of-a-kind collaborative piece, “Blessing Song”, by Verma “Sonwai” Nequatewa and Duane Maktima. Duane added, “We thought the title was appropriate for the fact that the HEEF now needs the Blessing of a song to nourish the seeds that the organization has planted. It is our prayer, our song and through our hands that the seeds planted will have the nourishment to grow exponentially in the future and to perpetuate the work of the HEEF and the gifts they have brought to the youth and Hopi people for the future to come. I am very proud to have been a part of this year's annual fund raising event, and I say kwakwhá to the HEEF, it truly was an Honor.” HEEF Executive Director, LuAnn Leonard said, “We are thankful to both Verma and Duane for their creation of the signature piece in addition to all the other donating artists and we invite all to join us as this is their chance to not only get a piece of unique native art, but to also support Hopi Education programs.” She also added, “For those not able to attend the event the HEEF also holds a raffle with dozens of prizes including Pendleton blankets, jewelry, gift certificates and a resort stays. “
In support of HEEF’s efforts, several sponsors have committed to support the event including Premier Sponsor, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Major sponsors Arizona Public Service, Merrill Lynch, GoalBusters, Husk Partners, Walker & Armstrong LLC, Native Peoples and the Hopi Tribe Economic Development Corp. HEEF Development/
The auction serves as the HEEF’s biggest fundraising event in which funds raised are used to support Hopi educational programs and provide funding for Hopi college students via the Hopi Tribe Grants & Scholarship Program. For more information on the auction visit www.hopieducationfund.org or to donate artwork/purchase raffle tickets contact the HEEF staff at 928-734-2275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The HEEF is a 7871 (a) charitable non-profit organization. All contributions and donations are tax-deductible.
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Cultivating and nurturing the future of our Hopi people through education by growing and safeguarding a perpetual source of funding. As a non-gaming tribe, the Hopi Tribe derives a majority of its revenue from natural resources located on the 1.8 million acre reservation.Realizing the ever-growing need for educational funding, it is the job and mission of HEEF to continually raise funds on behalf of Hopi educational endeavors and this is accomplished through several ways including: investments, proposals, and other fundraising activities.