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 and the region.
Grubb, who has served a wide variety of nonprofits, including the Portland Art Museum, Social Venture Partners, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette, World Vision, CityServe Portland and more, was recognized for his deep integrity, sense of humor and passion to work for the common good.
Jay Welker, an executive leader at Wells Fargo, talked about how Jeff’s consistent support for workers, customers and community involvement made him an exemplar among the bank’s employees.
His wife, Sandy, was recognized as an equally passionate and thoughtful volunteer and advocate for women’s health, economic development and education on the local, regional and international level. One community leader observed, “It is the civic engagement of people like Jeff and Sandy Grubb that make the Portland area such a special place.”
Grubb’s son, Chris, reflected on his parents’ example in passing these values on to the next generation and for modeling them in the way they live their life.
Grubb thanked numerous individuals and groups for their support, encouragement and recognition and pledged to continue much of this work as he enters a new season. “I am excited to have more time with my family, and especially my grandchildren, and to continue to serve the Northwest and the great work being done by so many,” he said.