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Bipartisan Charity Act, Founder’s Day Celebration, and $13.4 Million Invested in the PNW

We recently celebrated the Murdock Trust’s 42nd anniversary with nearly 500 leaders from across the Northwest. Our annual Founder’s Day celebration was held at the historic Fort Vancouver Trust and provided an opportunity to honor retiring Trustee Lyn Swanson, who is now our first Trustee Emeritus. Lyn was presented with a beautiful glass airplane crafted […]
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University of Portland Announces Partners in Science Grant

The University of Portland recently announced a Partners in Science grant awarded to Sr. Angela Hoffman, O.S.B., that will provide Amy Sutton, a local high school teacher from Benson Polytechnic High School, the opportunity to do work with Hoffman to do cutting-edge research. The Murdock Trust’s Partners in Science Program is in its 28th year […]
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How to Bridge the Gap between Nonprofits and Funders

It can feel like visiting a foreign country, each with its own language, culture, and systems, but the cross-cultural effort is well worth it! by Pauline Fong • July 2017 In the summer of 1990 I was in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.  Only six months before, throngs of East and West Germans swarmed […]
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Founder’s Day 2017 Wrap Up

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Every year, we take time to celebrate the life and legacy of our founder, Jack Murdock, with our Founder’s Day event. On June 30, in celebration of our 42nd year, Murdock staff, Trustees, and friends gathered to honor the people and partnerships that make our region great and carry on the values of our founder. […]
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Corban University Announces Lynwood W. Swanson Athletic Scholarship

Corban University in Salem, OR, has selected Brooklyn Baker as the first recipient of the Lynwood W. Swanson Athletic Scholarship.  The Trust provided a $150,000 grant designated for student athletes in honor of Dr. Lynwood W. Swanson, who recently retired as Trustee and became the first Trustee Emeritus of the Murdock Trust. Read the full […]
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