Heroes of Education
Partnering for Workforce Success
Each Spring, The Heroes of Education Dinner honors those who have a proven personal and professional commitment to supporting students and educational opportunities. Sponsored by the Maricopa Community Colleges and the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation since 2006, these events have raised over $1.5 million in scholarships for Maricopa Community Colleges students. Also recognized are 10 College Heroes, one from each of the Maricopa Community Colleges, representing individuals, organizations or companies who have distinguished themselves by providing exceptional support and/or service to one of the Colleges.
Honoring our 2020 Heroes of Education
Individual Hero of Education Honoree
President and CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Recognized for his longtime commitment to education and empowering students.
Corporate Hero of Education Honoree
Recognized for their continued generosity in providing numerous scholarships and programs across the Maricopa Community Colleges District.
JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
5402 East Lincoln Drive | Paradise Valley, AZ
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Heroes of Education Recognition Dinner Committee
Julie Rees Co-chair
Secretary, Foundation Board of Directors, Triadvocates Public Affairs
Governing Board Member,
Maricopa Community Colleges
Carstens Family Funds
President and CEO,
Helios Education Foundation
Foundation Friend Sponsors
Past Heroes of Education Honorees
President and CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Community Foundation
Co-Founder and Chairman, Corporate Education Consulting, Inc.
Chairman, The Sundt Companies, Inc.
President CEO, Hispanic Women’s Corporation
Founding Chairman, Helios Education Foundation
President & CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
President and CEO, Arizona College Scholarship Foundation
Chairman, Phoenix International Consultants, Inc.
Mayor, City of Phoenix
Regional President, Wells Fargo Bank
CEO, BlueCross BlueShield AZ
US Congressman, Arizona 4th District
President & CEO, Banner Health