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With the Murdock Trust’s continuous grantmaking, enrichment events and other diverse activities, programs and involvement, our staff and our nonprofit partners are constantly engaged in the work we do for our communities. When we publish news or make announcements, we’ll post these items here.



1,000 Interns Contributing to the Common Good

“Our future as a culture depends in no small measure upon our capacity to recognize the emerging competence of young adults, to initiate them into big questions and to give them access to worthy dreams.” – Dr. Sharon Daloz Parks At the Murdock Trust, we remain committed to identifying innovative programs, strategies and projects that […]
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Welcome Luisa and Jordan

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As we prepare to turn the page on another season and welcome the bright opportunity of spring, we are excited to share that two new faces have joined the Murdock Trust this season. Luisa Gallagher (Visiting Scholar) Originally from Wollongong, Australia, Luisa Gallagher has been part of the Pacific Northwest community since 2011 and currently […]
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The Legacy of Dr. Eugene Peterson

As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment and pay tribute to one of the great leaders of the Northwest who left us recently. The passing of Dr. Eugene Peterson has taken one of our country’s greatest thinkers and wisest spiritual voices. Though you may not immediately be able to place […]
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An Enriching Autumn

The primary goal of the Murdock Trust is to serve and support organizations that strengthen and uplift the social, spiritual, educational, scientific and artistic foundation of communities across the Pacific Northwest. One of the primary ways we do this is through our grantmaking, but the Trust is fortunate to have myriad other opportunities to engage […]
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Praying for Peace, Civility and Safety

By Steve Moore Like many of you, I was heartbroken to hear the news of a fatal shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, claiming the lives of 11 people attending Shabbat services. As details unfolded, the entire Murdock Trust family sent our prayers and deepest sympathies to the Tree of Life community […]
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The Murdock Trust has Moved!

After years of careful planning, we are excited to share that the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has officially moved into our new space in the heart of the recently opened Vancouver Waterfront development. The entire space is thoughtfully designed with the input and support of myriad partners representing all of the sectors we serve to […]
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With Gratitude to Nonprofits Across the Pacific Northwest

In this season of thankfulness, we at the Murdock Trust have much to be grateful for. We are humbled and privileged to support the work of the nonprofits in our region, who make it their missions to build up society and improve the lives of people in their communities. Day after day, they put boots […]
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Northwest Educators and Students Earn Top Honors at 2018 Murdock College Science Research Program Conference

Whitworth and Whitman professors headline awards given for outstanding efforts in science research and education For Immediate Release November 13, 2018 – A pair of Washington professors have been recognized for their outstanding achievements in the fields of scientific research and education. This week, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust announced Dr. Kraig Wheeler, Hugh W. […]
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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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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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