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The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust


Last profile update: 04/08/2018
Last grant data update: 04/19/2018

At A Glance

The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust

1202 E. Missouri Ave.

Phoenix, AZ United States 85014-2921

Telephone: (480) 948-5853


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1995 - Virginia Galvin Piper committed herself to the challenge, reward and vocation of philanthropy, transforming the gift of a single life into an enduring humanitarian legacy. With profound generosity, she led others to realize and to act upon the greatness and charity within themselves. Born on Dec. 7, 1911, Virginia Critchfield's exposure to solid Midwestern values laid the foundation for an intellectually vibrant personality. Though her philanthropic career began under the tutelage of her first husband, Motorola founder Paul V. Galvin, Virginia in her own right rose to the responsibilities of stewardship. Following Paul Galvin's death in 1959, Virginia retained her philanthropic duties, expanding her charitable commitments even further. Upon moving to Paradise Valley in 1972, she sought ways to benefit her newly adopted state. Through the remainder of her life, she worked with dedication. The establishment of the trust ensures her legacy thrives

Purpose and Activities

The trust seeks to enhance and strengthen the quality of life for the people in Maricopa County through support of healthcare and medical research, children, older adults, arts and culture, education and religious organizations.