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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

 

Valle del Sol Honors Piper Trust Program Officer Terri Leon

- Valle del Sol, a nonprofit organization, announces the award honorees for their annual event, the Profiles of Success Hispanic Leadership Awards Celebration, taking place on September 7, 2012, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Launches “Piper Trust Encore Prize”

- To recognize and build on the achievements of nonprofit and public sector organizations that engage the talent of people over 50 in “Encore” roles—Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is launching the Piper Trust Encore Prize. Read More

 

Greater Phoenix Chosen for National Pilot Project on Aging

- The MetLife Foundation and Partners for Livable Communities has selected the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and the Greater Phoenix region to participate in the City Leaders Institute on Aging in Place, a new national pilot project striving to help people aged 65 years and more to live independently in their homes. The region was chosen as just one of five areas in the country to develop strategies over the next year that will help seniors age in place. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Appoints Judy Jolley Mohraz to Board of Trustees

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced the appointment of Judy Jolley Mohraz to its Board of Trustees. Mohraz is president and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and has led the organization since its inception in 2000. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $3.6 Million in Grants

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced grants totaling more than $3.6 million—funds that will help strengthen Maricopa County communities in the areas of arts and culture, services for disadvantaged children, youth mentoring, healthcare initiatives, and older adults. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Establishes Arizona Literacy Director Position

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced the establishment of a 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 a full-time consulting position to lead state efforts in early literacy. Read More

 
 
 
 
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