WELCOME TO ARIZONA ELKS MAJOR PROJECTS

We have sponsored research at the University of Arizona's Steele Children's Research Center since 1992 with our $6.8 million in donations. We remodeled and modernized the Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic and provide funds for an endowed chairs in Statewide Pediatric Research and Faculty Research for Technology and Innovation. We are also very proud of our Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in the northeast Arizona. This camp is open and available to all your youth groups throughout the state at no charge for bonafide Youth Groups in Arizona.

Steele Children’s Research Center

In 1992, the Arizona Elks adopted the Steele Center as a “Major Project”. Since then, Members in lodges around the state have contributed more than $6.8 million.

Children’s Summer Youth Camp

The Arizona Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for at no charge.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Creating a positive impact on people's lives is never easy. Arizona Elks Major Projects needs your help to make the kind change so many people need. We would love your support at these events! Come out and meet your community of life-changers and heroes alike!

Wickenburg Elk’s Annual Baby Shower

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Join the Wickenburg Elk’s for their 3rd Annual Baby Shower/Birthday Party benefiting the Steele Children’s Research Center. The theme is “Down on the Farm” and dressing up is strongly encouraged! RSVP by August 20 at bpoe2160@qwestoffice.net or (928) 684-7714 We are looking for items to be donated to deliver to the children at the Steele…

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2019 AEA State Golf Tournament

$110.00

Annual L. Cedric Austin Memorial Golf Tournament
All proceeds go directly to Arizona Elks Major Projects!

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AEMP MID-YEAR RAFFLE 2019

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CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE CAUSES

We now offer the ability to donate online to your favorite causes, events, and endowed chairs. Simply click on the cause below.

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Arizona Elks Laboratories for Transplantation Research

$275k Raised

One of the first projects the Elks undertook was supporting the building of two research labs on the sixth floor of the Steele Center. Work in these labs has made organ transplants in children a viable option today.

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Seed Research

$1.2m Raised

Seed grants allow investigators to “prime the pump” with preliminary data, which will make their research projects more attractive to State and Federal funding agencies.

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Education

$50k Raised

Educational fund assisted with developing the first Pediatric Integrative Medicine Conference, and supported the “Morning for Children’s Health” workshops for parents.

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Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic

$390k Raised

In 2001, the Arizona Elks celebrated the grand re-opening of the newly named “Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic” housed on the third floor of UMC. 20,000 patients visit the clinic each year.

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Core Support

$405k Raised

Core support funds were used for needed facilities improvements throughout the Steele Center. Funds helped repair existing equipment and purchase new equipment, such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines-used in DNA cloning for sequencing and DNA-based phylogeny and in 2016 a Confocal Microscope was added to the arsenal.

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Marvin Lewis Pediatric Teaching Center

$130k Raised

Marvin Lewis was a past Grand Exalted Ruler and was passionate about education and helping children. Funds were used to renovate the pediatric residency offices and create a conference room within the residency office. Upon completion of the offices, the space was named the “Marvin Lewis Pediatric Teaching Center.” In 2017, more than 1000 residents applied for 16 openings at this prestigious center.

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Arizona Elks Endowed Chair in Neonatology Research

$2m Raised

In 2003, the Arizona Elks committed to creating the “Arizona Elks Endowed Chair in Neonatology Research.” An endowed chair generates income that lasts forever. Every year, a portion of the interest is available to the Chair to support his research and provide seed funding to promising young investigators interested in neonatal research.

Arizona Elks Endowed Chair in Statewide Pediatric Research

$1.25m Raised

In 2017 this chair created a leadership position to focus on children’s health throughout Arizona. In the Maricopa County, the State’s population center, Elks sponsored the Phoenix Translational Research Facility.

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Arizona Elks Endowed Faculty Research for Technology and Innovation

$1m Raised

Following the up on amazing research being done with the Confocal Microscope Arizona Elks purchased for the Steele Center in 2016, this endowment provides the best equipment available for the researchers at the Center. “Research is moving at a pace not seen before,” said Steele Center Director Dr. Fayez Ghishan “To keep pace the Elks are providing the latest scientific equipment.”

Toys, Blankets, Beanies and Booties

There is simply no price that can be assigned to the hundreds of blankets, beanies, and booties that have been knitted by the Elks for the premature babies at UMC. Or the thousands of donated toys that have brought a smile to a sick child’s face. We are immensely grateful for these priceless gifts from the Arizona Elks lodges throughout Arizona!
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FINISHED PROJECTS

621

2018 EVENTS

$ 8mil

FUNDS RAISED

7410

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