Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Archives

Heard Museum’s Frida exhibit extended after shattering records

The Heard Museum is extending its Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit through Monday, Sept. 4, citing overwhelming response and support from museum visitors and the community at large. The exhibit, the only North American stop on a limited world tour, opened in Phoenix in April. Already, nearly 80,000 have toured the exhibit, which has… Read More →

Photos: Heard Museum’s first new gallery in 11 years

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

For the first time in 11 years the Heard Museum opened its first new gallery, starting with an art exhibit featuring 200 American Indian artworks from renowned collections, including pieces from the museum’s permanent collection. The first exhibit within the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery, “Beauty Speaks for Us,” features pottery, textiles,… Read More →

MIM receives grant to expand interactive gallery for children

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Children will have more space to interact and play with musical instruments at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) after an expansion of the museum’s interactive gallery, which will be funded by a grant by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The MIM was awarded a $150,000 grant for the Experience Gallery Annex, which will allow children from… Read More →

ACG Arizona will spotlight prominent women

“A Celebration of Leadership” will be the theme at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast on September 13, with a spotlight on some of the Valley’s most prominent women in leadership positions. “A Celebration of Leadership,” featuring the Women in Leadership Panel, will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Grand Ballroom. The event’s keynote presentation… Read More →

$275K in grants propel New Pathways for Youth

New Pathways for Youth (NPFY) is receiving $275,000 in grant funds over three years from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, in support of the organization’s mission to empower at-risk youth to fulfill their potential through mentoring and life skill development. The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is… Read More →

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. A $225,000 grant (over three years) from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust will help the Arts Commission implement “AZ Creative Aging,” a comprehensive plan that trains artists, supports the… Read More →

Susan Pepin: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Susan Pepin, MD, president and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Pepin is a nationally recognized medical educator, clinician and researcher. She joined Piper Trust as president and CEO in July. Prior to joining the Trust, Dr. Pepin served as associate dean for diversity and inclusion and associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at Geisel School… Read More →

Arizona Theatre Company launches new season and website

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) heads into its 49th season with a bold new look.  ATC has launched a redesigned website highlighted by a striking new logo that underscores the company’s energy, strength and rich history. The effort was funded by a grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Created by Phoenix-based graphic designer firm Esser Design,… Read More →

Piper Charitable Trust Announces New President & 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, effective July 28, 2014. Dr. Pepin currently serves as Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day Raises Amost $1.4 million

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The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, along with presenting sponsor FirstBank, announced that the 2014 Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online initiative encouraging Arizona residents to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits, raised $1,392,292 (up from $1,019,650 last year) for the nearly 1,000 registered organizations statewide, a 36% increase.… Read More →

$2M Grant from Piper Supports Fight Against Cancer

Banner MD Anderson Lantern Of Hope

With a generous $2 million grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, the Cancer Has Met Its Match campaign benefitting Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is near its $20 million goal. The grant from Piper Trust, in support of the campaign, provides funding for capital, programs and services that will impact patients, their families and… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, TGen create Molecular Medicine Institute

Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced the creation of the Ronald A. Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine Tuesday, in a joint venture with The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and The University of Arizona’s College of Medicine. The three organizations are joining forces with the hopes of unlocking genetic codes in child, adolescent and young adult cancer… Read More →

Experience Matters gets Grant from Virginia G. Piper

by in Business News

Experience Matters, an organization that connects baby boomers with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in Maricopa County, has received a $1.6 million grant over four years from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The grant allows Experience Matters to expand its infrastructure to offer more paid and unpaid opportunities to… Read More →

Virginia G. Piper Charitable TrustAwards $3.6 Million In Grants

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The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust 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. “Expanding the Encore Fellows program will allow us to place additional experienced adult professionals within organizations that… Read More →