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Arizona State University and Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust tap Nobel Prize winner Dr. Lee Hartwell to lead major health initiative

Tempe, AZ - Arizona State University announces the appointment of Nobel Prize winner Dr. Leland "Lee" H. Hartwell to lead an expansive effort addressing two of today's top concerns: improving the effectiveness of health care while reducing its costs, and advancing science education. Read More

Piper Trust Awards Grants for Arts, Children and Healthcare

Phoenix - Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded $2.18 million in grants to Maricopa County nonprofits, with grants ranging from mentoring and enrichment activities for children and youth, to Back-to-School grants for school clothing for needy children and health-related grants for specific needs. Read More


New Statewide Pro-Education Movement Launches In Arizona

Phoenix - Focusing on the future of education in our state, Expect More Arizona, a new nonpolitical public-private partnership is launching a multi-year effort to create a statewide movement of Arizonans who value education as Arizona’s top priority. 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


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

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


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 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 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

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

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