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New CRISPR Research

Dr. Blake Wiedenheft at Montana State University is a co-leader for new CRISPR research that was recently published in the journal, Cell.  Dr. Wiedenheft is part of a recent grant funded by the Trust and led by Drs. Diane Bimczok and Seth Walk at Montana State University.  Read the press release from the American Association for […]
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Leadership as Craft

by Terry Stokesbary • March 2017 Five characteristics of people who excel in their calling. “And then he begins to tell the story.” These are the final words of Daniel James Brown’s 2014 book, The Boys in the Boat, the dramatic tale of the University of Washington rowing team that became Olympic champions in 1936.  The […]
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Cappella Romana Names New Executive Director

Cappella Romana, a Trust grantee, recently posted a press release announcing Mark Powell as its new full-time executive director. PORTLAND, OR — Cappella Romana’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Powell as its full-time Executive Director effective April 17, 2016. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Powell […]
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FOTH 2017 Wrap-Up

This year’s Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) meeting brought together over 250 participants from private foundations across the country, to Washington DC, the largest contingent in its 17 years of history, to speak with a strong, collective voice at Capitol Hill about the vital work of the charitable community. This year’s meeting was more critical […]
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Ruby Valley Hospital Breaks Ground on New Facility

Ruby Valley Hospital (RVH) in Sheridan, Montana, started construction on its new 28,000-square-foot facility this week. RVH was awarded a Trust grant last summer for a radiography system to be housed in the new hospital. The current ten-bed hospital was constructed in 1964 to provide acute care for inpatients, and the new facility will allow […]
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Eye-A-Palooza Event to Give Vision Screenings/Eyeglasses

On April 8, Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation (OLSHF), a Trust grantee, is partnering with the William Temple House for Eye-A-Palooza, an event that is expected to provide 100 clients with free vision screenings, prescription lenses and frames. Eye-A-Palooza is part of OLSHF’s Mobile Health Screening Program (MHSP), which gives adults in need access to […]
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Foundations on the Hill 2017

Moses Lee, program director, will attend Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) March 20-22 in Washington, DC. FOTH brings together foundation leaders from across the country to DC for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. One of the points of conversation will be around charitable deduction legislation, which you can […]
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Bend Science Station to Build New Facility

Kailey Fisicaro published an article in The Bulletin featuring the Bend Science Station at OSU-Cascades, a recent Trust grantee. The Bend Science Station is one step closer to building a new facility on the OSU-Cascades campus in southwest Bend. With a recent $400,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the science education nonprofit has […]
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Taking the Long View

Mark Petersen from Stronger Philanthropy recently interviewed Steve Moore about the Murdock Trust and the idea of taking the long view when it comes to working for the common good.  Listen to the podcast and read more. As we begin the second season of the Stronger Philanthropy Podcast, we hear from Dr. Steve Moore, CEO […]
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