Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Grants Awarded to 21 Indiana Charities

November 15, 2001


– The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $3,363,500 in

grants to 21 Indiana charities Monday, Nov. 19. More than 75 guests

representing the nonprofit organizations attended the check presentation

at The Old Centrum, 1201 N. Central Ave. in Indianapolis.

"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 $15,000

to $1.5 million 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 2001. Since

the Trust began making grants in 1998, it has committed $27,417,818

to 190 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 Indiana and Arizona.

"Year 2001 marks our fourth year of a 50-year life for Trust

operations. We will be a part of this community for 46 more years

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


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 most

recent initiative-the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program

to underwrite scholarships for nontraditional college students at

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and Ivy Tech State

College, Central Indiana.

Beginning with the 2001 fall semester, the Trust is sponsoring five

students at IUPUI and 12 students at Ivy Tech State College. Students

are eligible for support for up to six years at IUPUI and four years

at Ivy Tech. New cohorts of Nina Scholars will be selected annually.

The Trust also makes grants in Arizona and had approximately $350

million in assets as of Sept. 30, 2001.

The next deadline for Preliminary Applications is Jan. 14, 2002.

Applications may be obtained by visiting the Trust’s web site at; by writing to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable

Trust, 135 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 1200, Indianapolis, IN 46204;

or by calling 317-231-6075.