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Dropped? Latino Education and Arizona's Economic Future

May 7, 2012

Describes persistent barriers to educational opportunities and the achievement gap Latinos face; implications for incomes, health insurance coverage, and the economy; and strategies for improving the educational system and Latino educational attainment.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust - 2010 Annual Report

December 22, 2010

Contains message from the board of trustees; message from the president; donor profiles; grants list; chief financial officer's report; and list of staff.

Creative Disruption: Sabbaticals for Capacity Building and Leadership Development in the Nonprofit Sector

January 20, 2010

Based on a survey, examines the outcomes of sabbaticals for nonprofit leaders, their organizations, leadership transitions, and sponsoring foundations, as well as lessons learned and challenges. Includes case studies.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust - 2009 Annual Report

November 30, 2009

Contains message from the board of trustees, message from the president, special section on "10 Lessons Learned in the First 10 Years," grants list, chief financial officer's report, and list of board members and staff.

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust - 2006 Annual Report

January 1, 2007

Contains mission statement, message from the board of trustees, president's message, program information, grantee profiles, financial statements, and list of board members and staff.

Creative Connections: Arts, Ideas, and Economic Progress in Greater Phoenix

May 1, 2006

Highlights the importance of creative occupations in an innovative economy, and describes the gap that Greater Phoenix realized when creative occupations were benchmarked with competitor regions.

2003-2005 Biennial Report

January 1, 2006

Contains mission statement, message from the board of trustees, president's message, program information, grantee profiles, financial statements, and list of board members and staff.

Vibrant Culture -- Thriving Economy: Arts, Culture and Prosperity in Arizona's Valley of the Sun

May 1, 2004

Illustrates the economic importance of arts and culture, outlines the financial challenges facing the Valley's arts and culture institutions, and recommends regional strategies for advancement.

SWOT Analysis: Summary of Input on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Facing the Arts and Culture in the Maricopa Region

December 1, 2003

Contains a summary of interviews, focus groups, and community dialogues with civic and business leaders, educators, members of the arts and culture community, and representatives of the philanthropic sector.

Learning From Others: Benchmarking the Maricopa Region Against Other Regions' Efforts to Build a Vibrant Arts and Cultural Sector

September 1, 2003

Compares the approach being taken to support investment in arts and culture in nine peer and competitor regions.

The Arts in Arizona: A Discussion Document

October 1, 2002

Provides an assessment of contemporary issues facing arts institutions in Arizona and their impact on funding needs.