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 $4 million.
The Arizona Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee.
Welcome to the great state of Arizona, the home of one of the many wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Our motto is "Believe in what you do and it can come true".
In Arizona, Elks help children in many ways. AEMP’s relationship with 2 projects goes back for years.
We have sponsored research at the University of Arizona's "Steele Children's Research Center" since 1992 with over $5 million in donations. We remodeled and modernized the "Arizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults" and provide funds for an endowed chair in Neonatology.
We are also very proud of our Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeast Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. We will be waiving fees for bona fide youth groups in 2016 on a trial basis
The physician/scientists take care of 28,000 sick children each year at the Steele Children's Research Center. Some of these children have simple problems, like ear infections, others with life-threatening illnesses. Our goal is to give each one of them a better chance at better health. Please consider adding your support to the research efforts at the Steele Children's Research Center - to create a healthier future for all children. For more information, please call or click 520-626-7051.
TOP 10 Reasons to support the Steele Children's Research Center
The Arizona Elks operate the Jack C, Warter Elks Youth Camp located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains in northeastern Arizona. This camp is open and available to all youth groups throughout the state for a nominal fee. These fees will be waived for most bona fide Youth Groups in 2016, so make plans early to reserve your time.
For 25 years Arizona Elks have supported research at the UofA Steele Children’s Research Center. As Steele celebrates their 25 years of attacking diseases plaguing children, Arizona Elks are proud they have been with them the whole time.
This Silver Anniversary marks more than $6 million in giving by Arizona Elks Major Projects. Money that has done incredible things- 2 endowed chairs continuing to give, a Translational Research Center in Phoenix, The Marvin Lewis Pediatric Teaching Center, and the Arizona Elks Clinic for Children and Young Adults.
There is an old proverb called “For Want of a Nail.” It has several forms, but simply put –
For want of a nail the shoe was lost
For want of a shoe the horse was lost
For want of a horse the rider was lost
For want of a rider, the battle was lost
For want of the battle the war was lost
For want of the war, the Kingdom was lost
All for the want of a nail.
Our Arizona Elks Major Projects has provided an entire box of nails to the Steele Center; the latest a $150,000 Confocal Microscope. A recent press release from Steele celebrates a $1.73 million National Institute of Health grant awarded to Steele for work on Autoimmune Diseases. A grant based on a research done by Pawel Kiela and Dr. Fayez Ghishan. The Confocal Microscope was critical to this research.
So celebrate 25 years of Research at the Steele Center, and while you are at it, celebrate 15 years of the Jack C. Warter youth Camp. Celebrate 79 Years of Arizona Elks Major Projects, and let’s think of a special way to do more.
Let’s make this 25th Anniversary one to remember!
The Grand Prize for this year’s Mid-Year Raffle is a 2017 Can-Am Commander! Financial support for this great vehicle was provided by Mother Road Harley Davidson in Kingman Arizona. Just a few of the many options on this vehicle include:
You can get tickets at every Elks Lodge in Arizona and just so you don’t miss out we are sending them to every Elk in the State. The drawing will be held at the Mid-Year Convention in October (you need not be present to win!) and will include many other prizes as well. Enter early and often for the best chance to win. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Call the AEMP Office at (520) 326-0556 or toll free (888) 808-8627 if you need extra tickets! Or fill out the form below and purchase your tickets online!