Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Grants Awarded to 23 Arizona Charities

November 15, 2001

(Phoenix)- The Nina Mason

Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $1,807,904.50 in grants to 23

Arizona charities Thursday, November 15. More than 75 guests representing

the nonprofit organizations attended the check presentation at the

Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Ave. in Phoenix.

"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 $13,000

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 2001. Since

the Trust began making grants in 1998, it has committed $26,388,103

to 200 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 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

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 most

recent initiative–the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program

to underwrite scholarships for nontraditional college students at

Arizona State University and Maricopa Community Colleges. Beginning

with the 2001 fall semester, the Trust is sponsoring eight students

at ASU and 15 students at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Students

may be eligible for support for up to six years at ASU and four

years at the Maricopa Community Colleges. Additional Nina Scholars

cohorts will be recruited annually.

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

million in assets as of September 30, 2001.

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

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.