Pulliam Trust Grants $110K to Duet

Expansion grant will support services for grandparents raising grandchildren

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has given Duet: Partners In Health & Aging a two-year grant totaling $110,000. The grant will strengthen families by helping children remain in stable, loving homes with grandparents who raise them.

“The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust’s two-year expansion grant will make it possible to markedly increase services throughout Maricopa County for grandparents and the children they are raising,” says Elizabeth Banta, Duet executive director. “Their key support will allow Duet to hire a bilingual social worker – leading to more personalized guidance, outreach and support to grandparents who heroically take on this major role. Duet is deeply honored by this opportunity and will stretch their dollars far to change lives.”

“During her career, Nina Mason Pulliam shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities. She had a keen awareness of challenges that face our community and would take great pride in the outstanding work being done by organizations like Duet,” says Carol Schilling, trustee chair. “Through her trust, we continue to build on her legacy, which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy.”

The grant to Duet represents one of 42 awarded to organizations by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust during the second of two grant cycles this year. Since its grant making in 1998, the Pulliam Trust has awarded more than $292 million to 963 organizations in its home states of Arizona and Indiana.

PHOTO BY FRANKIE WHEELER

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