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With the Murdock Trust’s continuous grantmaking, enrichment events and other diverse activities, programs and involvement, our staff and our nonprofit partners are constantly engaged in the work we do for our communities. When we publish news or make announcements, we’ll post these items here.



Join Today’s International Day of Generosity

Today, millions of individuals all around the globe will join together to celebrate the spirit of generosity as they participate in #GivingTuesday.   Founded as a response to the commercialization and emphasis on “buy, buy, buy” sparked by Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for everyone to take a moment and […]
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Celebrating Joyce White

This last weekend, I was privileged to join many others at a celebration honoring the retirement of Joyce White, the Executive Director of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington. For nearly twenty years, Joyce has provided thoughtful, kind, encouraging leadership to this group of foundations and its leaders. I have deeply appreciated Joyce and her […]
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Giving Thanks for the Light This Holiday Season

It is a busy season around our offices this time of year. Like many nonprofit organizations, we are working diligently to reflect on our work over the previous months and finalize our strategic plans for the coming year, all while balancing holiday vacations and festivities. It can be easy to get caught up in the […]
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What The Murdock Trust Team is Thankful for This Year

Gratitude is a central theme in the Murdock offices throughout the year. Whether it’s the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, our team regularly takes time to show appreciation for our colleagues and partner organizations, as well as to celebrate and recognize the incredible work that takes place every day by our […]
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Contributing to History: Lyn Swanson’s Role in the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

One of the amazing things about science is the way research and developments can ripple on for years and even decades, “building on the shoulders of giants” and impacting change in ways we never even imagined. At the Murdock Trust, we’ve seen an incredible example of this impact first hand in just the last few […]
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Helping Arts & Cultural Groups Thrive in the Pacific Northwest

Rural arts organizations gain critical support, training through foundation partnership A collection of 16 arts and culture nonprofits facing significant challenges and opportunities for growth will receive vital support through a new collaborative program involving eleven Northwest nonprofit foundations. Capacity Building: Rural Oregon and Southwest Washington is a two-year teaching and mentorship initiative. The curriculum […]
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On the Road with the Murdock Trust Team

At the Murdock Trust, we’re fortunate to spend our days working hand-in-hand with countless nonprofit organizations that make a direct, positive impact on their local communities. While we are exposed to their inspiring efforts every day in our offices, few things lift our spirits as high as when we have the opportunity to visit our […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes Chief Investment Officer

The Murdock Trust is pleased to welcome Elmer Huh, who started his role as chief investment officer in August 2017. Elmer was selected after an extensive national search, touching over one hundred prospective candidates. Elmer has more than 20 years in the field of public/private equity and alternative investing and joins the Trust from Ernst […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes Oregon Fellow

The Murdock Trust is proud to welcome Camille Idedevbo as a nine-month Oregon Fellow. A Pepperdine University graduate, Camille Idedevbo will serve as an Oregon Fellow. The Fellow Program, an initiative of the Oregon Leadership Development Institute, identifies meaningful, mentored internship opportunities across a variety of markets. This professional relationship is meant to provide an […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes Administrative Services Coordinator

This week the Murdock Trust team welcomed Megan Keim as our new administrative services coordinator. A strong business professional with a background in corporate strategy, property management and business valuation analysis, Megan Keim will serve as administrative services coordinator. In this role, Megan will support the mission of the Trust by providing project management, as […]
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