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Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust Awards $110,000 to Duet to Support Services for Grandparents

Thursday, December 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Duet: Partners In Health & Aging has received a two-year grant totaling $110,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The grant will strengthen families on a lasting basis 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, 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 Trustee Chair Carol Schilling. "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 the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $292 million to 963 organizations in its home states of Arizona and Indiana. For more information about the Trust and its programs, visit

About Duet: Partners In Health & Aging: Duet is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that promotes health and well-being through a broad range of services to homebound adults, family caregivers, faith communities and grandparents raising grandchildren. Duet’s free-of-charge services are available in the greater Phoenix area. To volunteer, donate or ask for help, go to or call (602) 274-5022.

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