Dress for Success Indianapolis has received a two-year grant totaling $100,000 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
Through the generous funding of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, we will expand our pre-employment training and also develop a new program designed to assist women with keeping employment through their first 90 days on the job. We are thrilled to also announce we will be adding an Americorps VISTA to develop, launch and execute the new program. Without the generous funding provided by the Nina Mason Charitable Trust, this new work would not be possible.
During her career, Nina Mason Pulliam shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities. She was particularly sensitive to human needs, animal welfare and environmental issues. “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 Dress for Success Indianapolis,” said Carol Schilling, Trustee chairman. “Through her Trust, we continue to build on her legacy which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy.”
The grant to Dress for Success Indianapolis represents one of 27 awarded to nonprofit organizations in Indiana 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 $252 million to nonprofit organizations in Indiana and Arizona. As of September 30, 2015, the Trust had assets of approximately $364 million.