19 Indiana charities receive $1,495,500 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grants

November 30, -0001

(Indianapolis) – The

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $1,494,500 in grants

to 19 Indiana charities Thursday,

November 14. More than 70 guests representing the nonprofit organizations

attended the check presentation at the Indiana State Museum,

650 West Washington Street.

"Today’s grant recipients share a common thread of excellence

in fulfilling their commitments to this community and state,"

said Harriet M. Ivey, president and chief executive officer of the

Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. "Grants range from $5,000

to $250,000 and represent every area of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable

Trust’s program interests, which are helping people in need, protecting

animals and nature, and enriching community life," Ivey added.

This is the Trust’s third funding round for the year 2002. Since

the Trust began making grants in 1998, it has committed $35,776,730

to 237 nonprofit organizations in Indiana.

Nina Pulliam passed away

in March of 1997. At her direction, upon her death, her assets were

placed into an irrevocable charitable trust to support the causes

she loved in her home states of Arizona and Indiana.

"Year 2002 marks our fifth year of a 50-year life for Trust

operations. We will be a part of this community for 45 more years

and in perpetuity through the legacy of your work that we are supporting

today," Trustee Chairman Frank E. Russell stated to the Indiana

agency representatives attending.

"The Trust’s funding interests center around Nina’s passions,

continuing to support the things she loved and adding to the quality

of life for all Hoosiers," said Carol Peden Schatt, Trustee

and niece of Mrs. Pulliam.

Trustee Nancy Russell updated the audience about the Trust’s Nina

Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program to underwrite scholarships

for nontraditional college students at Indiana University Purdue

University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Ivy Tech State College, Indianapolis

Campus.

Each year the Trust is sponsoring a new cohort of five students

at IUPUI and 12 students at Ivy Tech. The second cohort of 17 Nina

Scholars began classes in the fall 2002 semester. More information

about the Nina Scholars program

may be found on the Trust’s website.

The Trust also makes grants in Arizona and had approximately $300

million in assets as of August 31, 2002.

The next deadline for Preliminary Applications is Jan. 15, 2003.

Applications may be obtained

by writing to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, 135 N. Pennsylvania

Street, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204; or by calling 317-231-6075;

or through the Application

page on our web site.