M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust

When the brightest light is extinguished, it can make the resulting darkness feel that much more difficult to navigate. The same can be said for the depth of pain and emptiness that can be left behind when the most generous souls among us pass on. In this moment, the halls of the Murdock Trust have an unmatched weight of darkness as we mourn the sudden passing of our friend and colleague, Chuck Ferguson.

Throughout his career, Chuck drew from his passion for Servant Leadership as he sought to help those in need by sharing his wisdom, expertise and warmth generously and ceaselessly. His professional life led him to assume senior roles with multiple community-focused nonprofit organizations, including a leadership role with the Murdock Trust. His service also extended to leadership and board roles with Young Life, Open Arms, GISI Marketing, Alaska Bible College and OM Stone.

Chuck sought to support and uplift those in need at every turn. His passion for Servant Leadership is beautifully expressed in his inspiring book, Indomitable Spirit. Even in retirement, he regularly volunteered with nonprofit organizations throughout our region while finding time to explore his passion for travel with his wife and fellow Murdock Trust alumni, Jan Kennedy Ferguson.

Chuck. Words cannot express how much you have meant to The Trust and to our community. You will be forever in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. Rest in Peace, dear friend.

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