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A Long-Term Investment Strategy

by David Austin • April 2017 Resurrecting an ancient approach to cultivating donors. “Use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves.” Does the quote above strike you as strange? If so, you’re not alone. Most people recoil at the idea of using money to influence friendship, because leveraging money for friendship seems cold, calculating and downright […]
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Museum of Flight Reaches Campaign Goal

Congratulations to the Museum of Flight (MOF) in Seattle, WA, for reaching their campaign goal: The Inspiration Starts Here! We continue to be both encouraged and honored to be able to partner with organizations like MOF, whose mission is to “acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research […]
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Boise Teacher Brings Science Research Into Classroom

Jon Moreno-Ramirez from Riverstone International School in Boise, ID, was recently featured in an article in Idaho ED News by Andrew Reed. Moreno-Ramirez is a current Partner in the Trust’s Partners in Science program. At age 30, Jon Moreno-Ramirez gets butterflies in his stomach when he talks about science. He even has a forearm tattoo with a […]
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Women in Leadership 2017

Around 80 women representing nearly 60 different organizations attended our most recent Women in Leadership conference in Vancouver, WA. The speaker was Dr. Sandra Richter, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, who drew out leadership principles from the Old Testament and a historical context. For more information about the Women in Leadership program, visit […]
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Melinda Gates, Leadership Matters, 101 Grants, & Encouraging Generosity

Melinda Gates is a computer scientist turned philanthropist who, along with her husband, Bill, gives leadership in many ways in the nonprofit world, particularly in addressing global health issues. I have long appreciated their work, as well as their self-reflection. Recently, Melinda reflected on their work and the lessons they have learned from talking with […]
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Whitman Faculty Receive Grants

Whitman College recently announced the recipients of two Murdock College Research Program for Natural Sciences awards made at our last grants meeting.  Read more about the projects and other Trust-funded scientific research happening at Whitman: whitman.edu/newsroom/murdock-grants Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Boland and Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Ogin are the latest Whitman recipients of grants […]
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Museum of the Bible Announces Grant

The Museum of the Bible recently announced a grant they received from the Trust to continue work on a virtual guide system.  Read the article from charismanews.com and blackchristiannews.com: M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, based in Vancouver, Washington, has awarded Museum of the Bible a grant of $1.5 million toward the continued development, production, purchasing, storage, […]
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Lebanon Hospital Project Nears $150,000 Top-Off Grant

The Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital announces it’s $150,000 top-off grant from the Trust for it’s Emergency Room Renovation Campaign and is featured in an article by Alex Paul of the Albany Democrat-Herald: The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will give Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital $150,000 toward its Emergency Room Renovation Campaign, but the funds come with […]
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HUB Sports Center Announces Grant

The HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake, Washington recently announced a $350,000 grant from the Trust and was featured in an article by Steve Christilaw in the Spokesman-Review: There are very few dull moments at the HUB Sports Center. The Liberty Lake sports facility is a hoppin’ place on just about any day, all day long. […]
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Jim Martin to Receive 2017 Community Award

Jim Martin, chief investment officer at the Trust, is among those who will be honored with the 2017 Community Award by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation (PeaceHealth) later next month. Jim brings an investment expertise and unique relational philosophy to his role at the Trust, as well as PeaceHealth, where he is a board member. […]
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