Home » 2017 » August

Many Hands Make Light Work

by Lorin Schmit Dunlop • August 2017 He was about 80 years young, and the smile on his face that day said it all.  From every angle in the small library of the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, there were shelves full of meticulously categorized and neatly organized volumes of art history books, journals […]
Read More »

“3 to PhD” Education Model First of its Kind

The newly constructed Faubion school in Portland opens its doors to K-8 students this week. The school is the first of its kind in the nation that will implement a new education model called “3 to PhD” in association with Concordia University. The Trust awarded a grant for $636,000 to the initiative for new technology. […]
Read More »

Murdock Trust Welcomes Director of Communications

The Murdock Trust is proud to announce that Colby Reade, APR, will join the staff this September as director of communications. Reade was selected from a broad pool of candidates from around the Pacific Northwest following an extensive search process. Most recently a senior account supervisor with the creative agency CMD, Reade has a 14-year […]
Read More »

KCAM Radio, The Foraker Group, Dogs for the Deaf Announce Grants

The Murdock Trust is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations all across the Pacific Northwest serving unique and diverse constituencies. Recently, three grantees announced Murdock awards. KCAM Radio announces $100,000 grant The construction project is already under way on land owned by KCAM. The original KCAM studio building – built in 1963 – has been […]
Read More »

Celebrating a Career and Service to the Community

Jeff Grubb, a Trustee of the Murdock Trust, recently retired after a 35-year career in banking from Wells Fargo, where he served in a leadership role for 12 years. More than 200 civic, business, nonprofit and community leaders gathered at the Portland Art Museum on August 10 to recognize his outstanding service to the community […]
Read More »

2017 Partners in Science Regional Conference Wrap-Up

Nearly 40 high school science teachers participated in the Partners in Science Regional Conference last week. This unique program pairs high school science teachers with a mentor doing cutting-edge research in an academic lab or a lab associated with another nonprofit institution over the course of two summers. At this conference, first and second year […]
Read More »

Celebrating Jack Murdock’s 100th Birthday

On this date, August 15, 2017, we celebrate the life and legacy of our founder, Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, by honoring what would be his 100th birthday. To those that knew him, he was often described as a caring, generous, and incredibly thoughtful man. Here at the Trust, it’s common for Jack to come up […]
Read More »

New Inter-campus Research Experiment: Murdock Collaborative Research Alliance

Moses Lee was thinking. Here he was, program director for research and science at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, a man with an unbridled passion for science and a philanthropic pot of money needing a good home. His task? To find a way to advance science research at four-year colleges in the Pacific Northwest region […]
Read More »

Heart of Oregon Corps Reaches Capital Campaign Milestone

The Heart of Oregon Corps (HOC) has raised over a half million dollars for a fleet of new vehicles, meeting its capital campaign goal.  Along with Trust support, HOC received funds from the MCM Fund, The Ford Family Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Eddie Williamson Foundation and The Oregon Community Foundation, as well as a […]
Read More »

Construction Continues on Vancouver Waterfront

Construction is fast underway on the $1.5 billion, 22-block Vancouver waterfront project that will bring new jobs, housing, shops and restaurants, and a seven-acre city park, all connected to the downtown core.  The Trust is excited to be participating in the economic development of the Vancouver waterfront, of which the first buildings are anticipated to […]
Read More »