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.
Elk Year 15-16 was an incredible year for the Arizona Elks Major Projects, and we (i.e. every Elk in Arizona) celebrated at the Arizona Elks Association Annual Convention by voting to provide an extra $150,000 to the Children’s Research Center so they could buy a new Confocal Microscope. In addition to our semi-Annual $125,000 donation, we added ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND more dollars.
Pictured are AEMP Board President Ira Cohen, and UAHS Director of Development Lori Stratton holding the $150,00 Check. A Confocal Microscope is vital piece of research equipment that shows cells in 3-D and will enhance research efforts and speed the quest for cures for a myriad Diseases effecting Children. Clearly a valiant effort, one that make every Elk in Arizona feel proud. Confident in the knowledge that the B in B.P.O.Elks stands for Benevolent.
And the Benevolence doesn’t stop there. Marianne Lawrence, wife of outgoing AEA President Jack Lawrence sponsored a book drive, an effort to see that each of the 50,000+ children treated at the Steele CRC each year have a book to take home. This photo shows Lori again with Brian Taylor, the AEMP Exec Assistant’s Assistant, along with PDDGER Tom Miller, Camp Committee Chair and his wife Judy dropping off boxes of books as well as much needed children’s blankets, beanies, and burping clothes to the Children’s Research Center. If you paid your dues as a Arizona Elk, Congratulations, you are part of something special. If you added a little something for AEMP or participated in a fund raiser, thanks again, you are a special person among special people. If you sent a check, or bought some books or knitted a blanket, you should be celebrating the joy of families and children across Arizona. Arizona Elks- Benevolent, Beneficent, Bountiful, Benefactors to children, sigh…..
The Grand Prize for this year’s Mid-Year Raffle is a 2016 Polaris RZR! 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!