Warning Icon 2 Heroes of Education Update: Due to heightened concerns over COVID-19, the 2020 Heroes of Education Recognition Dinner scheduled for April 8, 2020, was postponed. As always, the health of our community, students and employees is of the utmost importance to us and we will share a new date once we have it available.  

Heroes Of Education 2020

Individual Hero of Education Honoree
David Adame,
President and CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Recognized for his longtime commitment to education and empowering students.


Corporate Hero of Education Honoree
State Farm

Recognized for their continued generosity in providing numerous scholarships and programs  across the Maricopa Community Colleges District.

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Albert and Kathleen Winn

Past Heroes of Education Honorees

Steven G. Seleznow

President and Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Community Foundation

2019 Honoree

Dr. Carolyn Warner

Co-Founder and Chairman, Corporate Education Consulting, Inc.

2018 Honoree

Vince Roig

Founding Chairman, Helios Education Foundation

2014 Honoree

Lisa Budinger

President and CEO, Arizona College Scholarship Foundation

2012 Honoree

Ronnie Lopez

Chairman, Phoenix International Consultants, Inc.

2011 Honoree

Ed Pastor

US Congressman, Arizona 4th District

2007 Honoree

Peter Fine

President & CEO, Banner Health

2006 Honoree