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.
In every corner of the State, Arizona Elks continue to propel the UA Steele Children’s Research Center forward in improving children’s lives through their generous legacy of giving.
For more than two decades, this extraordinary partnership has positively impacted the Steele Center’s ability to improve children’s health through research.
In 2015 Arizona Elks donated more than $250,000, the 4th installment of a 10 year $2.5 million commitment. This year we will do more. Elks across Arizona are finding new ways to raise money and celebrate the joy of giving to our fantastic Arizona Elks Major Projects.
These efforts have significantly aided the Steele Center’s fight to cure autoimmune diseases including type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and many others. Research projects in Phoenix and Tucson; funded by Arizona Elks attracted the best Doctors and Scientists to the Steele Center and have earned millions more in Government Grants. Yet there is more to be done.
The beautiful child seeming to give you a tiny thumbs up is Emily. She and her family appreciate your efforts more than you know. Though the breakthroughs at Steele Center did not come in time to save Emily’s life, perhaps they will be in time for the next sweet baby suffering with childhood disease. All research needs is money; thanks Arizona Elks, for all you give and how you inspire others.
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!