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.



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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2014 Partners in Science National Conference a Great Success

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust celebrates Roger Griffioen and Chuck Smith during the 2014 Partners in Science National conference in January. Roger Griffioen retires from his role as program administrative consultant on the Partners in Science team. The Trust is thankful for the wise and personal touch that Roger gave to the administration of each Partners grant, his help […]
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Presidential Award Winner Lee Hood Speaks on Philanthropy

A unique perspective on philanthropy, the charitable deduction and other sector challenges from this national leader in science and Presidential Award winner  Read the interview >>
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Makoto Fujimura 2013 Visiting Scholar

Recognizing our newest visiting scholar, Makoto Fujimura — an artist, writer and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper.  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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Partners in Science Program Featured

Murdock Trust’s Partners in Science program featured in Time’s “Time Ideas” online article about science education and kids (view article here) and in a Science magazine article about empowering science teachers (view article here). “The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust sponsors a “Partners In Science” initiative for high school science teachers that enables them to do […]
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Philanthropy Northwest receives “National Ally for Native Americans” Award

The Trust is proud to share in the 2012 Partner and Ally Award from Philanthropy Northwest, recognizing partnering and support in service of native populations
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M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Founder’s Day 2012

We celebrated Founder’s Day 2012 with many friends and colleagues in our local philanthropic and business community. Thank you to everyone who visited, and we hope that you got a chance to connect with others at the event. We are excited to share the highlights and pictures from the event. Founder’s Day is a chance […]
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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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Memorial Gifts for Hugh Vander Plas and Mary Louise Rasmuson

Approved memorial gifts for a recently deceased Murdock Trust program director and one of Alaska’s outstanding philanthropists. Read more >>
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