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Nomination open for Encore Prize

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust is now accepting applications for the 2015 Piper Trust Encore Prize for an exceptional older individual. The winner could receive a $50,000 award.

The Piper Trust Encore Career Prize, handed out every-other year, recognizes the social purpose work of a person age 50 and older who is an inspiring encore role model for applying a minimum of three years of experience and talent to a social cause in Maricopa County. The award seeks to honor someone who has created a program or embarked on a new career leading a focused effort addressing a major social need in the community.

The nominee cannot be an elected official, and cannot be involved in a project that is exclusively religious or sectarian.

As adults 50 and older approach traditional retirement ages, a vast majority are not retiring. Instead, they want to contribute to the community in meaningful ways, using skills and talents they have acquired over a lifetime.

“Baby boomers want their lives to matter at this new stage of life. Encore opportunities speak to baby boomers’ hopes and our community’s needs,” said Judy Jolley Mohraz, president and CEO, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.

For details and/or to submit a nomination, visit www.pipertrust.org/encore. Applications are due June 15 through the online portal.

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