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.



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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Dr. Kent Thornburg Named Interim Director of Nutrition & Wellness Institute

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Senior Fellow, Dr. Kent Thornburg, named Interim Director of the Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness. “Dean Mark Richardson has named Kent Thornburg, PhD, Interim Director of the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness. The Moore Institute was created by a generous legacy gift […]
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Medical Teams International Named One of “Ten Top-Notch Charities”

Murdock Trust grantee included in the top-ten list by Charity Navigator, one of the outstanding nonprofit guide groups in the United States Read the article >> Related resource: The Worst (and Best) Way to Pick a Charity
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Partners in Science Partner named Outstanding Classroom Teacher in Oregon

Moe Daschel, chair of the St. Mary’s Academy science department in Portland, Oregon, honored by the Oregon Science Teachers Association. Read more >>
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The Importance of Undergraduate Research

An editorial from Trust grantees John R. Kroger and Father Mark Poorman, C.S.C. on WorldNews.com.  Read the full article >>
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