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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

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