The Piper Trust Encore Career Prize for an Exceptional Individual recognizes the social purpose work of a person, age 50+, who is an inspiring encore role model for applying years of experience and talent to a social cause in Maricopa County.

Meet Russ Perlich

Founder, Act One

2015 Piper Trust Encore Career Prize Awardee

Russ Perlich works to ensure that underserved students have access and exposure to the grandeur of the performing arts. Act One, the nonprofit he founded in his encore career, has provided nearly 80,000 students with arts education and field trips to professional performances. Act One is a testament to his desire for all children to receive an equitable and enriched education.

Meet Perlich
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Someone, age 50+, leading a significant social purpose effort in Maricopa County

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A$50,000 award recognizing an exceptional encore role model

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Next opportunity to apply:
Spring 2017