Heroes of Education

Heroes of EducationEach 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 million in scholarships for Maricopa Community Colleges students. Also recognized at a special ceremony prior to the event 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.

Heroes of Education Honorees

2017 Ioanna Morfessis, President, IO.Inc.

2016 J. Doug Pruitt, Chairman, The Sundt Companies, Inc.

2015 Linda Mazon Gutierrez, President CEO of the Hispanic Women’s Corporation

2014 Vince Roig, Founding Chairman, Helios Education Foundation

2013 Edmundo Hidalgo, President & CEO, Chicanos Por La Causa

2012 Lisa Budinger, President & CEO, Arizona College Scholarship Foundation

2011 Ronnie Lopez, Chairman, Phoenix International Consultants, Inc.

2010 Phil Gordon, Mayor, City of Phoenix

2009 Gerrit van Huisstede, Regional President, Wells Fargo Bank

2008 Richard L. Boals, CEO, BlueCross BlueShield AZ

2007 Ed Pastor, US Congressman, Arizona 4th District

2006 Peter Fine, President & CEO, Banner Health