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Grants in Action: Seattle University

Seattle University has been a beacon in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle for nearly 130 years. With its strong focus on scientific research, SU approached the Murdock Trust a few years ago to take its research facilities to the next level. A new Laser Spectroscopy User Facility creates a shared research space with leading-edge […]
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Celebrating the life of Carol Van Zytveld

There is a somber tone in the Murdock Offices this week as we absorb the loss of one of our beloved family members, Carol Van Zytveld, who passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer. Carol became a part of the Murdock Trust more than 20 years ago when her husband, John, joined us as […]
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Grants in Action: Dogs for Better Lives

Personal autonomy and independence are at the core of quality of life for many people. Too often, people experiencing disability—whether visible or invisible—must sacrifice some measure of independence in their day-to-day lives. Assistance dogs can be a powerful tool for restoring autonomy and independence, but the cost of these highly trained dogs can be a […]
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Grants in Action: Bozeman Health

Bozeman Health has provided health care to rural southwest Montana for more than a century, carrying out its mission to improve community health and quality of life. A longtime Murdock grantee, BH completed two recent expansions to its Bozeman Health Cancer Center to better meet the health needs of its patients, their families, and the […]
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Grants in Action: Elgin Opera House

In the small town of Elgin in Southern Oregon, the century-old Elgin Opera House is considered the geographic and civic heart of the 1,700-member community. Over the years, the Opera House had fallen into disrepair, and local citizens rallied to preserve the building and restore it to its original splendor as a performing arts venue […]
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Grants in Action: Arctic Broadcasting Association

Broadcasting out of Nome, Alaska, for nearly 60 years, Arctic Broadcasting Association (ABA) airs programming, news, music and weather to native Alaskan villages throughout western Alaska and into the Russian Far-East. KICY AM and FM are the only radio stations that reach some of these rural and hard-to-access communities, giving them a bridge to the […]
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Welcoming new faces to the Murdock Trust

As the leaves turn and summer turns to fall, change is in the air in the Murdock Trust offices. Recently, two new faces joined our ranks. Please join us in welcoming Francesca Cruz and Claire Frankenfield! Claire Frankenfield is a Nashville native and graduate of Auburn University where she earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies […]
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Celebrating Jim Martin

When one of our staff members celebrates their one-year anniversary with the Murdock Trust, they receive a Jack Murdock bobble head with the slogan “What would Jack do?” The memento is designed to provide a regular reminder as to our mission and the legacy of our benefactor that we strive to uphold every day. For […]
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An Attitude of Gratitude

As part of our orientation for new staff, we had the opportunity to travel and meet with nonprofit leaders from a variety of sectors. This is a practice we follow because it provides critical context for every member of our organization. Each visit helps bring the mission of our nonprofit partners to life in a […]
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