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Giving to the Center

Increasing access to the literary arts

It all started with a gift

Continuing a philanthropic legacy of supporting arts and culture throughout the Valley, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing was founded with a historic gift from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust in 2003.

Since then, the Piper Center has strived to fulfill Virginia's original vision with humility, judgment, and heart, nurturing diverse communities throughout Arizona with innovative and accessible literary programming.

When you give to the Center, you become a part of this vision, helping us to offer scholarships, free workshops, and other forms of access to students, educators, and other members of the community.

Your impact

Changing the Valley's culture, one story at a time

Thanks to the generous support of donors and community partners, the Piper Center has been able to offer over 100 scholarships for teachers, veterans, students, and other community members to the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers conference over the last three years. 

Through these scholarships, writers receive the critical knowledge, training, and support necessary for their personal, professional, and artistic development. Their experiences show that creative writing and the literary arts have a value beyond simple enjoyment or self-expression. They develop relationships, reveal meaning, and foster compassion and understanding. 

When you give to the Center, you become a part of someone else's story, nurturing their lives and creativity for years to come.

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Making your gift

Supporting scholarships, community outreach programs, and more

With your generosity and gracious support, you can help Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing continue to provide the highest quality of literary programming to the widest possible audience we can reach.

To make your gift, simply enter your information in the form below. When you click the "Submit" button, you'll be taken to a secure page hosted by the ASU Foundation where you will enter the rest of your contact and payment information to complete your donation.

If you have any questions about the payment process, the impact of your donation, or anything else you'd like to discuss, please contact the Center by calling us at 480.965.6018 or sending us an email at

We are truly grateful for your pledge of support, and for your ideas about how we can work together to serve individuals and communities throughout Arizona. We look forward to connecting with you soon

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