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Murdock Trust Honors Northwest Educators and Students

Linfield and Lewis and Clark Professors Headline Awards Given for Outstanding Efforts in Science Research and Education This week, the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced the winners of two prestigious awards in the field of scientific research and education. Dr. William A. Mackie, Professor of Physics at Linfield College, has won the Lynwood W. […]
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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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New Awards Honor Retiring Trustee, Dr. Lynwood Swanson

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has announced the winners of its new annual scientific research awards. The awards are open to private undergraduate institutions within the Pacific Northwest, encompassing Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The awards honor the longtime work of Dr. Lynwood Swanson, who recently retired after serving as a Trustee for 30 […]
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Landesa Awarded 2015 Hilton Humanitarian Prize

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced Seattle-based land rights organization Landesa as the 2015 winner of the $2 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Founded in 1967, Landesa, formerly the Rural Development Institute, has promoted land-related reforms, laws, policies, and programs in more than fifty countries, helping to secure land rights for an estimated 115 million rural […]
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Trustee Lyn Swanson receives Pittcon Heritage Award

Dr. Lynwood Swanson, trustee at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust receives the Pittcon Heritage Award.  An esteemed honor for Dr. Swanson, which recognizes outstanding individuals whose entrepreneurial careers shaped the instrumentation and laboratory supplies community. Read more >>
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National Medal of Science Awarded to Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

Dr. Leroy Hood receives the National Medal of Science.  A tremendous honor for this Murdock Trust grantee, friend and consultant in recognition of his visionary work in science and engineering. Dr. Hood is a world-renowned scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and visionary. His discoveries have permanently changed the course of biology and revolutionized the understanding of genetics, […]
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Jim Martin named Clark College 2012 Alumnus of the Year

A distinguished honor for M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust CIO Jim Martin, a 1968 Clark College graduate and 2010 Institutional Investor Investment Officer of the Year
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