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Investing in the Future of Our Youth

Summer came to a quick close this year, with much-welcome rain heralding autumn, as it usually does in the Pacific Northwest. Here at the Murdock Trust, we have a familiar routine to close out summer and ring in the fall season. Our team has the privilege every year of visiting nonprofit organizations in a different […]
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Gonzaga University Students Use Science to Search for Solutions to Big Challenges

In a brightly-lit lab on a Sunday afternoon, a group of Gonzaga University students, led by assistant professor Dr. Kylie Allen, shuffle test tubes in and out of a special, climate-controlled “glove box.” Each tube holds a living organism with the potential to reduce carbon dioxide to methane, a major greenhouse gas, and it can […]
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Leadership Foundations: Creating Positive Change in Cities

One of our main priorities at the Trust is to work with organizations and identify ways we can more efficiently and effectively create positive change in our communities. A key strategy we use to do this is to collaborate with and support diverse groups that want to strengthen and grow their leadership teams. Leadership Foundations […]
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On the Road with the Murdock Trust Team

At the Murdock Trust, we’re fortunate to spend our days working hand-in-hand with countless nonprofit organizations that make a direct, positive impact on their local communities. While we are exposed to their inspiring efforts every day in our offices, few things lift our spirits as high as when we have the opportunity to visit our […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes Chief Investment Officer

The Murdock Trust is pleased to welcome Elmer Huh, who started his role as chief investment officer in August 2017. Elmer was selected after an extensive national search, touching over one hundred prospective candidates. Elmer has more than 20 years in the field of public/private equity and alternative investing and joins the Trust from Ernst […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes Oregon Fellow

The Murdock Trust is proud to welcome Camille Idedevbo as a nine-month Oregon Fellow. A Pepperdine University graduate, Camille Idedevbo will serve as an Oregon Fellow. The Fellow Program, an initiative of the Oregon Leadership Development Institute, identifies meaningful, mentored internship opportunities across a variety of markets. This professional relationship is meant to provide an […]
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Britt Festivals Announce Murdock Grant

Britt Music & Arts Festival (Britt) recently announced a $300,000 grant from the Trust for their seating upgrade and grounds renovation project. This project will “replace deteriorating 30-year-old benches with newer hardwood benches designed to last for 40 years, while also expanding the current number of seats to total 981, providing safer walkways, improving sight-lines, […]
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Murdock Trust Welcomes Administrative Services Coordinator

This week the Murdock Trust team welcomed Megan Keim as our new administrative services coordinator. A strong business professional with a background in corporate strategy, property management and business valuation analysis, Megan Keim will serve as administrative services coordinator. In this role, Megan will support the mission of the Trust by providing project management, as […]
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Remembering Michael Cromartie, Vice President, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Michael Cromartie, vice president at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) and director of the Faith Angle Forum, has passed away at age 67. Under Cromartie’s leadership, the Faith Angle Forum brought together journalists and scholars from across the nation to talk about the role that faith and religious belief has in American culture […]
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Atomic Heritage Foundation Announces Recent Grant

The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) based in Washington DC recently announced a Trust grant for $198,000 for interpreting the history of the Manhattan Project and its legacy. “As Richard Rhodes, Chairman of AHF’s  Board, commented, “Murdock’s generous grant will help preserve many more stories of Manhattan Project participants, including African Americans, Hispanics, women and others who […]
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