Second Issue 2005

Welcome to Connections! We have much to celebrate with this issue.

Spring is traditionally a season of rebirth and capstone events, and it certainly was for the Trust and two of its legacy grantees. In May, the Heard Museum in Phoenix reopened its signature permanent exhibition, "HOME: Native People in the Southwest," which resides in the Nina Mason Pulliam Pavilion. In June, the Trustees participated in the opening of the Nina Mason Pulliam Education Center in the expanded Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis.

You might be wondering, "What is a legacy grantee?" When the Trust began grantmaking in late 1998, the Trustees established this designation for a small group of grant recipients that had been special interests of Mrs. Pulliam during her lifetime.
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Next Application Deadline - September 15, 2005.

Legacy Grants Benefit Museums in Phoenix and Indianapolis
Nina Mason Pulliam cared deeply about enhancing the quality of life in the communities where she and her husband, Eugene C. Pulliam, worked, lived and prospered. Together, they worked to add to the vibrancy of civic life in their dual hometowns of Indianapolis and Phoenix. Today, Mrs. Pulliam's special love of Southwestern art and Native American culture is memorialized through grants to two legacy grantees, the Heard Museum in Phoenix and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. more>>

Second Round of Grants for 2005 Announced
The Trust awards $3,586,700 to 48 organizations in Indianapolis and Arizona. more>>

Summer Youth Program Fund Marks Its 10th Anniversary
The Summer Youth Program Fund (SYPF), a collaboration of 12 Indianapolis funders including the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing funding for the summer programs of Indianapolis agencies serving youth. The SYPF is designed to make the grant process easier for nonprofit organizations by using a single application form. The Fund was established in 1995 by The Indianapolis Foundation and Lilly Endowment, Inc. more>>

Nina Scholars Celebrate Graduation
Nineteen Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars received their degrees in May: eight Scholars at Maricopa County Community Colleges in metropolitan Phoenix, four Scholars at Arizona State University, three Scholars at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, and four Scholars at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana - Central Indiana in Indianapolis.
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