Letter from the PHEF Board President

2016-2017 was monumental for PHEF not only did we administer the Pueblo County Scholarship fund for the first year. We were able to gain access to more funding for the incoming year that we enable us to expand our reach, and provide much needed and deserved scholarships, so that individuals may continue their journey in higher education. PHEF was also named the non-profit of the year by Pueblo County, and we added four new board members to aid in our efforts of raising funds to provide scholarships to students in Southern Colorado. PHEF has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception and it will continue to provide the Southern Colorado region with access to education. It is with sincere gratitude that I thank our Executive director Beverly Duran for her guidance and passion for the organization. I would also like to thank past and current board members for helping bring our mission forward. As Cesar Chavez once said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.”

Dr. Jennifer Alanis