21 Arizona charities receive $2,707,000 Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grants

November 19, 2002

(Phoenix)- The Nina Mason

Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $2,707,000 in grants to 21

Arizona charities Tuesday, November 19. More than 70 guests

representing the nonprofit organizations attended the check presentation

at the Nina Mason Pulliam Learning Center at Florence Crittenton

Services of Arizona, 4820 N. Seventh Ave.

"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 $25,000

to $500,000 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 $34,926,435

to 235 nonprofit organizations in Arizona.

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 Arizona

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 Arizonans," 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 Arizona State University

(ASU) and Maricopa Community Colleges.

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

at ASU and 15 students at Maricopa Community Colleges. The second

cohort of 23 Nina Scholars began classes this fall. More information

about the Nina Scholars

program may be found on the Trust’s web site.

The Trust also makes grants in Indiana 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, 2201 E. Camelback

Road, Suite 600-B, Phoenix, AZ 85016; or by calling 602-955-3000;

or through the Application

page on our web site.