Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust awards $4,023,000 in grants to 61 Arizona and Indiana charities

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– The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust presented $4,023,000 in

grants to 61 Indiana and Arizona charities in July at statewide

check presentation ceremonies. The check presentations were held

at the Indiana Historical Society on July 12, and the Joseph I.

Flores Academia del Pueblo School in Phoenix, a charter school of

Friendly House, on July 17. The check presentation ceremonies were

held at former Trust grantee sites with more than 90 guests at each


"The grant recipients share a common thread of excellence in

fulfilling their commitments to their respective communities and

states," said Harriet M. Ivey, president and chief executive

officer of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. "Grants

range from $2,500 to $1 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 second of three funding rounds for the year

2001. The Trust has a distribution budget of $17.4 million in 2001.

Since the Trust began making grants in 1998, it has committed

$47,885,957 to 351 nonprofit organizations in Arizona and Indiana.

Trustee Nancy Russell

announced an exciting new Trust 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 in Indianapolis and

Arizona State University and Maricopa Community Colleges in Phoenix.

Each year the Trust will sponsor five students at IUPUI, eight students

at ASU, 12 students at Ivy Tech State College and 15 students at

Maricopa Community Colleges. The first cohorts of Nina Scholars

have been selected and are registering for the 2001 fall semester.

Students may be eligible for support for up to six years at IUPUI

and ASU and four years at Ivy Tech and Maricopa Community Colleges.

The Trust had approximately $390 million in assets as of May 31,