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Piper Trust donates $3.7 M to local charities

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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:51 pm | Updated: 8:44 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust awarded $3.7 million in grant money to sixteen local and two California-based non-profit organizations, a spokeswoman for the trust announced Wednesday.

The money will benefit a variety of programs, including those geared toward children, education and senior citizens.

Laura Magruder, executive director of the Scottsdale-based All-Star Kids Tutoring said the nearly $52,000 grant her group will be receiving incrementally throughout the year is needed to keep their organization running.

“Our one-on-one literacy program is entirely based on volunteers. We are going to put that money toward a marketing and recruitment campaign,” said Magruder of the grant that’s earmarked for a Web site re-design, publicity and brochures.

Her organization serves 200 children in Tempe, Phoenix and south Scottsdale who need help learning to read.

Over the next 12 months, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will receive $100,000 from the Piper Trust to support an endowment For classical music.

“It’s money to put in the bank. It will help guarantee the future,” said Kathy Hotchner, vice president and director of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Other East Valley-based non-profits receiving Piper Trust grants include the Arizona State University Foundation in Tempe. The organization will use its $48,750 grant to mentor nonprofits in fund-raising.

The Chandler-based Community Services of Arizona, will dedicate its $85,000 grant to implement a cafe in the Gilbert Community Center. That organization serves economically disadvantaged people.

The Piper Trust has invested almost $218 million in local nonprofits and programs since 2000.

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grant Recipients:

City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, $300,000/24 months

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, $100,000/12months

Best Buddies Arizona, Phoenix, $150,000/36 months

Child Abuse Prevention License Plate Program; Arizona Community Foundation, $150,000/36 months

HomeBase Youth Services, Phoenix, $18,800/12 months

Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc., $400,000/24 months

Maricopa Council on Youth Sports and Physical Activity, $38,000/12 months

All-Star Kids Tutoring, Scottsdale, $51,500/12 months

The College Depot, Phoenix, $300,000/48 months

Banner Health Foundation, Phoenix, $1,500,000/36 months

California Institutes of Preventive Medicine, La Jolla, Ca, $9,400/12 months

Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix, $48,000/12 months

Civic Ventures, San Francisco, Ca, $250,000/12 months

Community Services of Arizona, Chandler, $85,000/12 months

Friends of the Tempe Public Library, $92,500/12 months

The Roman Catholic Church of Phoenix, $28,367/ 4 months

Arizona Planned Giving Institute, Phoenix, $87,400/24 months

Arizona State University Foundation, Tempe, $48,750/18 months

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