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Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Announces Heroes of Education To Be Honored At 15th Anniversary Recognition Dinner

News October 29, 2019
15th Anniversary Heroes of Education

David Adame, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. and State Farm, have been named as the 2020 honorees of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation’s Heroes of Education award.  This award, celebrating its 15th anniversary, is given to champions of education in Arizona and recognizes those who have a proven personal and professional commitment to supporting students and educational opportunities. This is the first time that both an Individual Hero and Corporate Hero have been recognized. The event, Partnering for Workforce Success, will be held April 8, 2020 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, AZ.

Adame, leads the largest nonprofit community development organization in the Southwest, and is being honored for his longtime commitment to education and empowering students.  State Farm, with their passion for serving customers and giving back to communities, will be recognized for their continued generosity in providing numerous scholarships and programs across the Maricopa Community Colleges District.

A Heroes of Education Recognition Dinner Committee has been formed and includes Co-chairs Julie Rees, Secretary, Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Board of Directors, Triadvocates Public Affairs, Kathleen Winn, Secretary Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board of Directors and Honorary Chairs, Deborah Carstens, Principal, Carstens Family Funds and Paul Luna, President and CEO, Helios Education Foundation.

 “We are extremely honored to have David and State Farm as our 2020 honorees,” said Brian Spicker, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. “Their passion for making postsecondary education accessible and affordable and for workforce education, has provided so many students the opportunity to transform their lives, paving the way for the Maricopa Community Colleges to become even more of an important resource for our entire community.”

Additionally, 10 College Heroes will be honored at the event, representing each of the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Sponsorships for Heroes of Education are available and can be found at For more information about the event and the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, contact Judy Sanchez, Director of Development and College Relations at 480.731.8739.