December 15, 2017

AZ Business Magazine

$110,000 grant to Duet will help grandparents raising children

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging has received a two-year grant totaling $110,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The grant will strengthen families on a lasting basis by helping children remain in stable, loving homes with grandparents who raise them.

“The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust’s two-year expansion grant will make it possible to markedly increase services throughout Maricopa County for grandparents and the children they are raising,” says Elizabeth Banta, executive director. “Their key support will allow Duet to hire a bilingual social worker—leading to more personalized guidance, outreach and support to grandparents who heroically take on this major role. Duet is deeply honored by this opportunity and will stretch their dollars far to change lives.”

“During her career, Nina Mason Pulliam shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities. She had a keen awareness of challenges that face our community and would take great pride in the outstanding work being done by organizations like Duet,” says Trustee Chair Carol Schilling.  “Through her Trust, we continue to build on her legacy, which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy.”

The grant to Duet represents one of 42 awarded to organizations by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust during the second of two grant cycles this year. Since the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $292 million to 963 organizations in its home states of Arizona and Indiana. For more information about the Trust and its programs, visit

Duet Moves to New Office Space

 Duet: Partners In Health & Aging—a 36-year-old Phoenix area nonprofit that promotes health and well-being through vitally needed services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities, and grandparents raising grandchildren—has moved into a new office space in the Metro Parkway neighborhood. Duet’s new office is located near 31st Avenue and Dunlap at 10000 North 31st Avenue, Suite D200, Phoenix, AZ 85051.

“We look forward to being a part of the vibrant Metro Parkway neighborhood and business community,” said Elizabeth Banta, executive director. “Relocating is the perfect opportunity to expand our reach and enhance service coordination in a welcoming space that showcases the collaborative and caring efforts that our supporters, community members, and—most importantly—those we serve have come to expect from Duet. While our office will be at a new location, we will still provide services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandfamilies across the Valley.”

An open house and ribbon cutting at Duet’s new office is being planned for March 1, 2018.

To help support the significant move, Duet launched its “Let’s Soar” fundraising campaign, with a goal of raising $250,000. To date, more than $49,000 has been raised and the campaign is ongoing. The fundraising campaign will underwrite capital costs of moving and rent while providing a continuity of care that keeps up with the growing need for Duet’s vital services. Duet also welcomes long-term gifts through its multi-year Vision Society.


To learn more about Duet and its fundraising campaign, visit