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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.



Murdock Trust Welcomes New Program Director

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Camas Educator, Kim Newman, to join Vancouver nonprofit Vancouver, WA – A familiar face is setting up her desk at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust offices this week. After participating in programs offered by and working with the Vancouver foundation for eight years through the Murdock Trust Partners in Science Program, Kim Newman is joining […]
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Welcoming the Murdock Trust 2018 Summer Interns

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One of our favorite summer traditions around the Murdock Trust offices is the arrival of our summer interns. Every year, a small group of college students and recent grads bring fresh thinking, boundless energy and creative ideas to our hallways as they help us bring new initiatives to life and execute some of our most […]
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Answering Seven Tough Questions About the Murdock Trust

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Recently, Bill and Melinda Gates answered questions about the work of their foundation. This is a great model for others to follow in the philanthropic sector and we thought we would step up and do the same. Answering seven tough questions about the Murdock Trust At the Murdock Trust, our mission is to enrich the […]
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Record Year of Giving from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

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Foundation awarded $57 Million in Grants to Pacific Northwest nonprofits in 2017 For Immediate Release June 29, 2018 Vancouver WA – Today, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust released its 2017 Annual Report, detailing a record year of grantmaking from the 43-year-old foundation. In total, the Murdock Trust gave more than $57 million through more than […]
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The End of an Era

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Working with an organization like the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust brings many blessings into your life. In addition to the countless grantees we serve, we have the unique opportunity to partner and collaborate with some of the kindest, wisest and most accomplished people on earth. These relationships can be a source of great joy during […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes New CFO

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This week, there is excitement throughout the Murdock Trust offices as we announce a significant change to our leadership team. The Murdock Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of Mike True, President and CEO of The Historic Trust of Fort Vancouver, as our new CFO. A leader with the Historic Trust of Fort Vancouver […]
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Change is in the air at the Murdock Trust

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Murdock Trust new grant management system transition April 9-18 UPDATE: As we shared last month, the Murdock Trust will roll out a new grant application system called Fluxx on April 18 (please read the below for background on the change). In order to migrate data and ensure everything is functioning properly, we needed to temporarily […]
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Steve Moore Takes the Hot Seat with the Vancouver Business Journal

It really is amazing the things you can learn over breakfast. Recently, Steve Moore took the “hot seat” and served as the guest for the Vancouver Business Journal Boardroom Breakfast Series, speaking to a packed house of more than 100 attendees. During the hour-long program hosted by publisher, John McDonagh, attendees had the opportunity to […]
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Welcome Rudy Carrasco to the Murdock Trust

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The Murdock Trust is excited to share that Rudy Carrasco, a 29-year veteran of nonprofit and community service, will join our team as our newest Program Director! A Stanford University graduate, Rudy brings extensive experience working in education, economic and leadership development through his professional and volunteer roles. “We are excited to have Rudy bring […]
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Welcome Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks to the Murdock Trust

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In addition to our hardworking staff who call our Vancouver, WA offices home, the Murdock Trust is fortunate to also count a collection of incredibly wise, passionate professionals from around the country as Senior Fellows. Advising on myriad topics, these esteemed experts bring a wealth of experience from a variety of backgrounds and networks to […]
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