News and Updates

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces New President and CEO

April 14, 2014

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Announces Dr. Susan M. Pepin as New President and CEO The Board of Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust announced today that Dr. Susan M. Pepin, nationally recognized medical educator, clinician, and researcher, will become the next president and CEO of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, effective July 28, 2014. Dr. Pepin currently serves as Associate  Read More »

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The Next Generation of American Giving

April 10, 2014

All generations are not created equal. Are you optimizing your outreach and fundraising to connect with each group? One thing that remains constant: fundraising is about people connecting with people. The growth of your mission is a direct result of the investment in your cause. Click here to view The Next Generation of American Giving YouTube  Read More »

Flinn Foundation report charts latest progress for Arizona bioscience sector

April 8, 2014

Arizona’s bioscience industry now has 106,846 jobs generating an average wage of $62,775, which is 39 percent higher than the private-sector average, according to the Flinn Foundation’s bioscience roadmap released today. “Arizona is now known as a top emerging bioscience state,” said Jack Jewett, president and CEO of the Flinn Foundation. “But we have far  Read More »


Small-Fry Family Foundations

March 31, 2014

Up against big names such as the Case Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, local philanthropists and their family foundations have a hard time getting noticed. IT’S THE GIFT that keeps on giving—the steady flow of donations from family foundations. But for many retirees running them, it’s getting harder to get people to  Read More »

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Foundation Assets Reach Highest Level Since Downturn

March 24, 2014

A strong stock market helped boost the assets last year of the Gates, Hewlett, and other big foundations to their highest levels since the Great Recession gutted endowments six years ago, according to a new Chronicle survey. America’s biggest foundations are unveiling a range of new grant programs to deal with complex challenges like income  Read More »