News

Find current and archived news materials about Piper Trust news announcements, grantee features, and Piper Trust staff.

Gary Romero, Director of Grants Management, and Ellen Solowey, Senior Program Officer Retire Today

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Appoints Steve Zabilski as Successor CEO and Expands Board of Trustees

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New Creighton University endowed chair will lead bold endeavor in Phoenix

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s 2021 Grantmaking Expresses Trust’s Commitment to Long-Term Investment and Meeting Critical Moments

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces 2021 Class of Piper Fellows

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $123 Million in Surprise Grants to 71 Nonprofits—the Largest Single-Day Grant Initiative in Arizona History

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust COVID-19 Response Grants to Help 26 Performing Arts Organizations Move Forward

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My View: Reflecting on the impact of an Arizona nonprofit grant-making milestone

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Spreading the love through Phoenix

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Achieves $500 Million Milestone and Presses Forward on Grantmaking Legacy

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New healthcare partnership seeks to help the underserved in Maricopa County

- Three organizations are joining forces to transform health care for underserved populations in Maricopa County. Read More

Piper Trust exceeds grantmaking annual average with $27.7 million awarded so far in the year of COVID-19

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Piper Trust awards $4.8 million more in emergency response & COVID-related grants

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Welcomes New Staff—Names New Vice President of Programs

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Encouraging Stories About Inspirational Nonprofits and People that Make Up Maricopa County

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust continues rapid response to COVID-19 crisis with additional $2.9 million in emergency grants

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Coronavirus Emergency Grants Awarded to Nonprofits

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards Nonprofits $6.3 Million in Coronavirus Emergency Grants

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Nonprofits are Key to Meeting the Array of COVID-19 Challenges

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Message to Our Dedicated Nonprofit Community

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Highlights 19th Class of Piper Fellows and 20th Anniversary Grantmaking

- Five exceptional nonprofit leaders who are passionate about improving and enriching life in Maricopa County were selected for Piper Trust’s 2019 Class of Piper Fellows. Read More

Special Thank You to Terri Leon & Staff Transition

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Remembering Trustee Dr. DeCabooter

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Creighton University names members of new Presidential Health Sciences Phoenix Advisory Board

- Sixteen Phoenix-area community, philanthropic and business leaders will help guide the development and growth of the new Creighton University Health Sciences Read More

 

$10 M for Creighton University’s Arizona health sciences campus

- Phoenix charity gives $10M for Creighton University's Arizona health sciences campus Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces 2018 Piper Fellows

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Arizona State University Launch the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience—a $15 Million Initiative to Help Strengthen Maricopa County’s Community Resilience

- Piper Trust awarded $15 million to launch the Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER) initiative. Read More

Local Titans of Healthcare and Medical Research—Barrow and TGen—Receive $3 Million from Piper Trust to Advance Transformative, Lifesaving Work

- Two world-class healthcare and research institutions received a total of $3 million from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in support of their quests to advance scientific and medical discovery—and save lives. Read More

 

Piper Trust Capital Campaign Policy Update

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GIA Member Spotlight: Piper Trust

- For the month of September, GIA’s photo banner features work supported by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County in Arizona—the fourth-most populous county in the United States. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Achieves $400 Million Milestone in Grantmaking

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, a private foundation that honors the legacy of Virginia Galvin Piper, has achieved a grantmaking milestone by investing more than $400 million in nonprofits and programs since its inception. Piper Trust began awarding grants in 2000 and awards approximately $22 million annually to Maricopa County nonprofits. A grant to The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix to strengthen Catholic education marks this defining moment in Piper Trust’s history. Read More

Message From The Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

- Mary Jane Rynd, a 17-year Trust veteran who has been serving as executive vice president, has been named president and CEO. She will be assuming her new role June 2, 2018. Mary Jane is replacing Dr. Susan Pepin, who is leaving after four years with the Trust to join Arizona State University (ASU) as managing director of its new Office of Health and Clinical Partnerships. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Appoints Mary Jane Rynd as New CEO

- The board of trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has named Mary Jane Rynd, a 17-year Trust veteran, as president and CEO. Rynd is replacing Dr. Susan Pepin, who is leaving after four years to join Arizona State University (ASU) as managing director of its new Office of Health and Clinical Partnerships. Rynd has been serving as executive vice president and assumes her new duties at the helm of the Trust starting June 2, 2018. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names 2017 Piper Fellows and Highlights Recent Grantmaking

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust named its 17th class of Piper Fellows amidst a slate of investments in our community—critical work carried out by some of Maricopa County’s most awe-inspiring organizations. Following are highlights along with a listing of recent grants. Read More

 

Piper Trust Resident Scholar 2018-2020 — Seeking Candidates

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is seeking candidates for its next Resident Scholar. Piper Trust established the Resident Scholars Program as a way to engage early career professionals in the philanthropic and social profit sectors, and importantly, to learn from them as they work with us. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names 2016 Piper Fellows and Highlights Recent Grantmaking

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s recent investments emphasize the importance of encouraging nonprofit leaders and fortifying essential work underway in our social profit community—the organizations that strive daily to care for and enrich the lives of those they serve. Following are highlights along with the complete listing of recent grants. Read More

 

Letter from Susan M. Pepin—Advancing Community Resilience

- Earlier this year, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, in partnership with Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), convened a series of interviews, focus groups, and workshops on the topic of community resilience. Read More

Piper Trust Seeks 2017-2019 Resident Scholar

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is seeking candidates for its next Resident Scholar (2017-2019). As a way to engage young professionals in the social profit and philanthropic sectors, and learn from them as they work with us, Piper Trust established the Resident Scholars Program and selected our inaugural Scholar earlier this year. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces Awardees of 2016 Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations

- Three nonprofits that tap the talent of adults age 50 and older in meaningful work that benefits society have received 2016 Piper Trust Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations. Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded prizes to: Sun Sounds of Arizona, Circle the City, and The Be Kind People Project. Circle the City and The Be Kind People Project each received a $5,000 prize for demonstrating significant encore engagement. For exemplary encore engagement, Sun Sounds of Arizona received a $5,000 prize and the $50,000 Encore Enhancement Prize to help expand its use of encore talent. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Applauds a Notable Maricopa County Asset—Its “Social Profit” Community

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s recent investments support vital work underway by nonprofits—better described as social profits as this defines them by what they are—social profits work to benefit people and their places; they strive daily to care for and enrich the lives of those they serve. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Welcomes New Staff Members

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is pleased to welcome four new staff members and share some updates about its finance team. Read More

A Special Message from Susan M. Pepin—Remembering Dan Schay

- Dear Friends and Colleagues, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend, Dan Schay. Read More

 

Letter from Susan M. Pepin—New Piper Trust Resident Scholars Program

- As a way to engage young professionals in the social profit sector—and learn from them as they work with us— I’m excited to announce our new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Resident Scholars Program. Through a paid two-year commitment, Resident Scholars can learn about the social sector and philanthropy, examine issues and challenges in our region, and contribute to advancing the Trust’s mission of improving well-being for all in Maricopa County. The program benefits are mutual and far-reaching—Piper Trust receives an ongoing infusion of fresh ideas and talent through the Scholars and Scholars gain a philanthropic experience that can enrich their career paths and the social profit sector. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names 2015 Piper Fellows

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has named its 15th class of Piper Fellows—six nonprofit leaders dedicated to improving and enriching lives throughout Maricopa County’s communities. The newly selected Piper Fellows, chosen via a competitive process, will complete their fellowships in 2016 and become part of the larger and enduring “Piper Fellows community.” Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Names Karen Woodhouse Arizona Children’s Vision Screening Director

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today the appointment of Karen Woodhouse, an early childhood development expert, as the Arizona children’s vision screening director. With input from local nonprofits, agencies, and philanthropies, Piper Trust established... Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s Grantmaking Highlights Nonprofits’ Dedication to Children and Youth

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s recent investments support a range of nonprofits in their solution-oriented missions. This compilation of grants will help advance the health, well-being, and development of our community’s children and teens... Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces 2015 Piper Trust Encore Career Prize Awardee

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces 2015 Piper Trust Encore Career Prize Awardee - Champion for Children and the Arts, Russ Perlich, Founder of Act One, Receives Award Read More

Arizona Commission on the Arts Launches Creative Aging Initiative

- The Arizona Commission on the Arts has launched an unprecedented endeavor to build a local creative aging infrastructure that improves quality of life for older adults. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Accepting Nominations for 2015 Piper Trust Encore Career Prize

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Piper Trust Encore Career Prize for an Exceptional Individual. The Trust will award one individual, who is age 50 or older and considered an encore role model, a $50,000 Prize in recognition of significant, innovative work that combines personal meaning with social impact. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s Recent Grantmaking Support Furthers Meaningful Work of Nonprofit Community

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is pleased to further the significant work of Maricopa County’s nonprofit community through its grantmaking. The variety of rich services and cultural experiences provided by these inventive grantees is inspiring. Many grants in this collection support the nonprofit community as a whole. Read More

 

Congratulations to the 2014 Piper Fellows—Jan Dougherty and Vincent VanVleet

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is pleased to announce its 2014 Piper Fellows – Jan Dougherty and Vincent VanVleet. The newly selected Fellows, chosen via a competitive process, are dedicated to improving and enriching lives in Maricopa County’s communities. Learn more about them and their fellowship plans. Read More

Piper Trust Announces Awardees of 2014 Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is honored to announce the Awardees of the 2014 Piper Trust Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations. Encore Prizes recognize nonprofits and public agencies that are pioneering new ways of engaging adults, age 50+, in solving problems, meeting important social needs, and improving life for people and communities. Read More

 

Piper Trust: Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations

- Join us as we recognize the 2014 Piper Trust Encore Prize Awardee organizations for exceptional achievements engaging adults, age 50+, in encore roles—solving problems, meeting important social needs, and improving life for people and communities. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s Recent Grantmaking Supports New Cultural Offerings, Children’s Well-Being, Strengthening Healthcare

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is pleased to support the community through 19 grants that will enrich arts and culture, promote the well-being of children, and advance quality healthcare and healthy aging. In addition, 292 public elementary schools in Maricopa County received grants to help fund “back-to-school” clothing and uniforms for students. Read More

 

Encore.org Conference in Tempe October 2014

On October 28-30, ENCORE.ORG, renowned leader of the encore movement, will convene a national gathering of leaders in Tempe, Arizona for its annual conference—Encore 2014: Building an Encore Nation. Read More

Piper Trust Accepting Applications for 2014 Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is now accepting applications for the 2014 Piper Trust Encore Prizes for Exceptional Organizations. Encore Prizes recognize nonprofits and public agencies that are pioneering new ways of engaging adults, age 50+, in solving problems, meeting important social needs, and improving life for people and communities. Read More

 

Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools Receive Significant Investment from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced a $4.75 million grant to expand and enhance technology in the classrooms at six Catholic high schools. Piper Trust has been committed to supporting Catholic education which Virginia Galvin Piper initiated during her lifetime. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Susan M. Pepin as New President and CEO

- The Board of Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today that Dr. Susan M. Pepin, nationally recognized medical educator, clinician, and researcher, will become the next president and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Read More

 

Four Nonprofit Leaders Receive Transformational Fellowships

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has named its 13th class of Piper Fellows—four nonprofit leaders dedicated to improving and enriching lives throughout Maricopa County’s communities. The newly selected Piper Fellows, chosen via a competitive process, will complete their sabbaticals in 2014 and become part of the larger and enduring “Piper Fellows community.” Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces Inaugural “Piper Trust Encore Career Prize” Awardee

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the first awardee of the Piper Trust Encore Career Prize, Mike McQuaid, an innovative national leader in services for the homeless. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to Announce Inaugural “Encore Career Prize” Awardee Nov. 6 at an Evening of Encore

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Message from Judy Jolley Mohraz

- I am writing to share my plans to step down from Piper Trust as its president and CEO at the end of June 2014. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $3.8 Million in Grants

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced grants totaling more than $3.8 million—funds that will help enrich Maricopa County communities in areas related to: arts and culture, disadvantaged children, early childhood education, healthcare and medical research, and older adults. The $3.8 million was awarded during the period of February 2013 through April 2013. Read More

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

- To recognize and advance the social purpose work of an inspiring leader serving Maricopa County, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust established the Piper Trust Encore Career Prize. The Trust will award one individual, who is age 50 or older and considered an encore role model, a $50,000 Prize in recognition of significant, innovative work that combines personal meaning with social impact. Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $4.6 Million in Grants

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced grants totaling more than $4.6 million—funds that will help enrich Maricopa County communities in areas related to: arts and culture, disadvantaged children, healthcare and medical research, older adults, and strengthening the nonprofit sector. Of the $4.6 million awarded during the period November 2012 through January 2013, more than $2.8 million will support significant service enhancements of three of Maricopa County’s valued healthcare providers. Read More

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

 

An Immense New Power to Heal

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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

 

ASU to use $10-million Piper Trust Investment To Improve Health Care Outcomes

- Initiatives will include research, education, clinical practice, data analysis, internal and external networking, and health care delivery systems The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has established a $10-million strategic investment fund at Arizona State University to enable ASU to improve all aspects of health care delivery. Read More

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Awards $4.7 Million in Grants

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced grants totaling $4.7 million—an infusion of funds for the nonprofit community that will advance their work in the areas of arts and culture, services for disadvantaged children, youth mentoring, higher education research initiatives and civic engagement opportunities for older adults. A $3 million grant will expand the Center for Sustainable Health at Arizona State University (ASU). Read More

 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Recognizes Nonprofit Leaders

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has named its 11th class of five Piper Fellows—leaders that work daily on the frontlines to improve quality of life for people in Maricopa County’s diverse communities. Through the Piper Fellowship, these dedicated nonprofit leaders will participate in self-designed professional development sabbaticals to further strengthen their skills and bring new knowledge back to the organizations they lead and serve. Read More

Piper Trust Names New Director of Communications and External Relations

- The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today the appointment of Karen Leland as director of communications and external relations. Read More

 

Piper Trust Names New Program Officer

- Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today the appointment of Theresa (Terri) Leon as program officer. Leon formerly served as chief operating officer of Friendly House, Inc. in Phoenix. Read More

Piper Trust Selects Four New 2010 Piper Fellows

Phoenix - The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has named the 10th class of Piper Fellows, an exceptional group of nonprofit leaders selected to undertake self-designed sabbaticals to build their leadership and organizational effectiveness. The 41 Piper Fellows named since 2001 have created a strong, enduring network of Maricopa County nonprofit executives. Read More

 

Dan Pallotta stirs nonprofit world with unique worldview in Uncharitable

- The author spoke at an August Piper Academy about how we practice 400-year-old ideas of charity that are at odds with 21st Century realities. Pallotta believes our society has swallowed whole a set of ideas dating back to the Puritans about doing good that actually ensures less success and prevents real progress for nonprofits. Read More

Piper Trust awards $4.6 million in second quarter grants, more than half for community relief in arts and human services

Phoenix, AZ - With nonprofit organizations facing continued pressures to increase services with fewer revenues, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded $2.6 million in grants for Community Relief in Maricopa County, Arizona, representing 55 percent of total 2nd quarter 2011 grantmaking of $4.6 million. Read More

 

Piper Trust Makes Award for Catholic Elementary Schools

Scottsdale, AZ - The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today awarded $8 million to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix to make needed elementary school building improvements to address important health and safety issues. Read More

Piper Trust makes $2.5 million in grants to benefit children focusing on programs in health, arts and education

Scottsdale, AZ - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded grants to benefit children in Maricopa County that will improve early childhood education, music and science educational enhancement, leadership programming for at-risk girls, pet therapy for children and child abuse prevention. Read More

 

Partnership for Personalized Medicine Signs Major Agreement with Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Phoenix - Arizona’s evolution to become a center for biosciences leapfrogged in June 2008. Read More

Piper Trust Focuses Grantmaking on New Models, Best Practices and Rich Valley Heritage

Phoenix - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded 21 grants totaling $3.3 million for innovations in pediatric hospice care, fighting childhood obesity, expanding a popular entrepreneurial training program for youth and creating a new Jewish history center on the site of the first synagogue in Phoenix. Read More

 

Piper Trust provides community relief grants for Maricopa County nonprofits stretched to serve those in need

Phoenix - Recognizing the growing financial distress in Maricopa County, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced a $1 million commitment to a new Community Relief Grants program for nonprofits providing direct assistance to the community. Read More

Piper Trust Announces Second Round of Community Relief Grants for Maricopa County Nonprofits

Phoenix - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today announced a second group of Community Relief Grants, part of a $1 million commitment to aid Maricopa County nonprofits providing direct assistance to the community. Read More

 

Piper Trust names four 2008 Piper Fellows

Phoenix - irginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today awarded Piper Fellowships to four exemplary nonprofit leaders who will participate in self-designed sabbaticals for professional development and renewal. Read More

Piper Trust Balances Strategic and Emergency Grantmaking

Phoenix - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded grants totaling $3.4 million, supporting both strategic projects in arts and culture, children and education and emergency grants providing food, shelter and medical services. Read More

 

Harvard scientist Dr. Joshua LaBaer to head Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics

Phoenix - In a significant boost for an Arizona-based personalized medicine initiative, the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust are pleased to announce Joshua LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D., as director of the new Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics. Read More

Major Arizona Funders Join Forces to Offer Multi-Million Dollar Community Relief Fund

Phoenix - Ten Arizona foundations and funding organizations have pooled their resources to match donations to meet emergency needs in Arizona. The funds will be awarded as grants to nonprofit agencies providing critical human services to a growing population of Arizonans in distress due to the economic crisis. Read More

 
 
 
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