Piper Stories of Transformation: Ken Schutz
ABOUT KEN SCHUTZ
Ken Schutz is the executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden, a living collection of 52,000 desert plants, a 50,000 specimen herbarium and a 6,500-volume research library. During his Piper Fellowship in 2003, Schutz spent 3 months in a Spanish-language immersion program in Mexico studying renowned botanical gardens. “I just got over being self-conscious, it was really good for me,” Shutz said with a grin. Watch to see how the Piper Fellowship can give individuals insight into their careers and themselves.
ABOUT THE PIPER FELLOWSHIP
The Piper Fellows program acknowledges the never-ceasing demands of nonprofit leadership and offers opportunities for nonprofit leaders to reach, retool, and revitalize. Each year, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust offers up to six fellowship awards to support professional development for outstanding leaders of nonprofit organizations serving Maricopa County.