NEVER STOP RESEARCHING

There are currently more than 75 different research projects underway at the Steele Research Center. We're proud to provide funding to keep this research going and help the future generations.

ARIZONA ELKS ENDOWED CHAIRS

We have established two endowment chairs to generate income that lasts forever and attract top-notch medical talent. The Arizona Elks Endowed Chair in Statewide Pediatric Research/Arizona Elks Endowed Faculty Research for Technology and Innovation as well as The Arizona Elks Chair in Neonatology Research are pillars of our outreach.

DONATE

Since 1992 our members have donated over $6 million dollars to the Steele Center. We drive this financial commitment with your help. We need your help to continue donating to these amazing children.

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Since 1992

the Arizona Elks Major Projects began their incredible commitment to the work of the Steele Children’s Research Center. Raising between $200,000 and $300,000 each year, the Elks have made a significant difference in children’s health–raising more than $6.3 million for the Steele Center. In 2012, the Arizona Elks made a commitment to raise $2.5 million over the next 10 years. $1 million will support basic science research in autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. In addition, funds will support translating this basic science through research studies at the Steele Center in Phoenix. The remaining $1.5 million established the Arizona Elks Endowed Chair in Statewide Pediatric Research. The prestige of the endowed chair will enable the Steele Center to recruit a top-notch clinical research leader to head the Steele Center’s Phoenix enterprise.On the sixth floor of the Steele Center research tower, three laboratories were underwritten by the Arizona Elks, and a charter wall lists the specific lodges and individuals who participated in that effort. Additionally, thousands of books, toys, beanies and blankets have been distributed in the hope that no child leaves the Elks Pediatric Clinic empty handed.

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!

WHY CHOOSE THE ELKS?

When you choose to donate with the Elks you're choosing to help children find the best days they have ever experienced. With The Arizona Elks Major Projects, no child goes empty handed.

Statewide Pediatric Research Chair

70%

Neonatal Reserach Chair

90%

Core Support

60%

WHO WE'RE FIGHTING FOR

These are some of the young lives we have been able to change through the research and care of the Steele Research Center. These children remind us why we can never, ever, stop.

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