In Tip of the Fork, student-athletes learn to understand their own leadership style and the qualities of a good leader. Then they put into practice what they have learned through community service. The goal is to create leaders on and off the field.

Creating ‘leaders who give of their time and talent’

Gift to Sun Devil Athletics changes lives on and off the field.

Eldon Cooley was 23 in 1941 when he began buying farmland in Gilbert to grow cotton, alfalfa and maize. He soon married his sweetheart, Elona Peel, and together they started a family.

Continuing the good

Jeff and his wife, Melodee, believe they have found a way to continue that family legacy through Arizona State University.

Corey Stephens is a Sun Devil Football defensive lineman and a recipient of the Tip of the Fork scholarship. With his nonprofit service, he’s committed to helping “bridge the gap between law enforcement and underprivileged communities that they serve.”

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About ASU Foundation

The foundation, a subsidiary of ASU Enterprise Partners, is a private, nonprofit organization that raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University. It is one of Arizona’s oldest nonprofits.

ASU Foundation, one of Arizona’s oldest nonprofits, raises and invests private contributions to Arizona State University.