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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Appoints Marilee Dal Pra Vice President of Programs

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has appointed Marilee Dal Pra vice president of programs. In this new role she will oversee Piper Trust’s community initiatives and strategic program development. Dal Pra has been a program director at Piper Trust since 2001; her position as vice president of programs is effective immediately. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Achieves $300 Million Milestone in Grantmaking

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, a private foundation that honors the legacy of Virginia Galvin Piper, achieved a grantmaking milestone by investing more than $300 million in nonprofits and programs over the past 12 years. A grant award to Arizona Opera for $250,000 marks this defining moment in Piper Trust’s history. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Recognizes Five Dynamic Nonprofit Leaders

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has named its 12th class of Piper Fellows—five nonprofit leaders who work daily to enhance quality of life for people in Maricopa County’s communities. Piper Fellowships enable these dedicated leaders to participate in self-designed, professional development sabbaticals to strengthen their skills and explore new knowledge that they can in turn take back to the organizations they lead and serve. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names New Research and Evaluation Officer

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has appointed Clarin Collins, Ph.D., as research and evaluation officer. Collins is responsible for analyzing and evaluating Piper Trust’s initiatives and grantmaking activities, and developing measurement and assessment plans for select grantee organizations. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces Inaugural "Piper Trust Encore Prize" Awardees

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced the inaugural awardees of the Piper Trust Encore Prize. The Piper Trust Encore Prize recognizes and builds on the achievements of Maricopa County's nonprofit and public sector organizations that engage people age 50+ in social purpose work—roles that serve the greater good. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $2.5 Million in Grants

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced grants totaling more than $2.5 million—funds that will help enrich Maricopa County communities in areas related to: arts and culture, disadvantaged children, older adults, heat relief for the homeless, and strengthening the nonprofit sector. Piper Trust’s July through October 2012 investments showcase a range of ways that nonprofits are improving quality of life in communities. Read More

 

Region’s Work in Aging Nationally Recognized

- Efforts in the Greater Phoenix region to improve the lives of seniors were selected as among the most innovative in the country and were spotlighted last week in Washington, D.C., during the first White House Forum on Urban Innovation. The invitation-only forum recognized projects from around the country that provide new solutions for persistent problems in the areas of public health, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and education. The goal of the event was to harness the talents of metros and share their best practices nationally. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $2.8 Million in Grants

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced grants totaling more than $2.8 million—funds that will help enrich Maricopa County communities in the areas of arts and culture, services for disadvantaged children, healthcare, and strengthening the nonprofit sector. Piper Trust’s April through June 2012 investments showcase exemplars of distinctive ways that nonprofits are collaborating and rethinking business models. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names Terri Clark Arizona Literacy Director

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced the appointment of Terri Clark as literacy director for the state of Arizona. Working in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, Arizona Head Start Collaboration Office, First Things First, and other local philanthropic partners, Piper Trust is investing in this full-time consulting position to lead statewide efforts in early literacy. Read More

Arizona Statewide Initiative To Improve Third Grade Reading Among Finalists For National Award

- An ambitious plan to ensure that more Arizona children are reading at grade level by the end of third grade has been chosen as a finalist for the All-America City Award, sponsored each year by the National Civic League. Arizona’s application is one of 32 finalists selected through a peer review process from a field of more than 100 entries across the country. Winners will be announced July 2 in Denver, Colorado. Read More

 
 
 
 
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