On Jan. 26, President Adria Renke hosted the President's Club Dinner to recognize all those who have donated $5,000 or more in the last fiscal year and to honor an individual or group who has made a long-term commitment to the financial support of Brophy. At this year's dinner, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, represented by its board of trustees, was honored.
The Piper Trust has been a longtime supporter of Brophy and of Catholic education in Arizona. Brophy's campus includes the Virginia G. Piper Center for Math and Science — the result of a $5 million grant in 2005 — and, in 2021, the Trust awarded Brophy a $1 million grant in support of financial aid. Brophy is grateful for the generosity and foresight of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust which continues to support Brophy's Jesuit mission of providing a top-tier education to every young man who qualifies, regardless of his family's socioeconomic circumstances.
Photo courtesy of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Piper Board of Trustees, Seated: Mary Jane Rynd, president and chief executive officer, and Paul Critchfield, trustee; Standing, right to left: Laura Grafman, Steve Zabilski, Jim Bruner, Judy Jolley Mohraz, Paul Mulligan, Lori Higuera, José Cardenas, Sharon Harper and Ed Zuercher