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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.



Shining Light on the Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Healthcare

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Providing affordable access to quality healthcare remains a challenge that our country must address from a national perspective as well as a local one. While this is prevalent in even the most well-developed urban areas, rural communities struggle with a collection of additional, unique challenges when it comes to providing and receiving care. Data shows […]
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Kent Thornburg, Senior Fellow, Honored by March of Dimes

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We are incredibly proud to learn that Kent Thornburg, Ph.D., Senior Fellow with the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, has been recognized by the March of Dimes for his pioneering research and education with the Agnes Higgins Award. Established in 1980 for the late Agnes Higgins in honor of her innovation that helped improved maternal nutrition, […]
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Celebrating Doug Stamm

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By Steve Moore, Executive Director, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Consistency of leadership is often one of the critical factors that contribute to the success of any organization. This is particularly true in the nonprofit space where relationships and historical knowledge play a vital role in ensuring that funds and resources are deployed in effective ways to […]
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The Fierce Urgency of Both/And: The Legacy and Wisdom of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Guest Blog by Tom Krattenmaker  The day after the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination, I was thinking about his contested legacy, the push and pull between those who want him remembered one way and those who want him remembered the opposite way. I called up my email and there it was, as if […]
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Steve Moore Takes the Hot Seat with the Vancouver Business Journal

It really is amazing the things you can learn over breakfast. Recently, Steve Moore took the “hot seat” and served as the guest for the Vancouver Business Journal Boardroom Breakfast Series, speaking to a packed house of more than 100 attendees. During the hour-long program hosted by publisher, John McDonagh, attendees had the opportunity to […]
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Congratulations to Gene Cochrane, Interim CEO for the Council on Foundations

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While it may sound a bit cliché, staff who serve at the Murdock Trust feel more like family than mere co-workers. We work together, we celebrate together and we remain in close contact when colleagues move on to tackle new challenges and opportunities for service. Nothing makes us more proud than to see a member […]
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True Leadership: Presidential Lessons Alive and Well in Local Nonprofits

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By Steve Moore – February 2018   “I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.” – Abraham Lincoln When we think of the President of the United States—not of any specific individual to hold the office but rather the role […]
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One Plus One Equals Ten: The Power of Collaboration

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” -Aristotle When we welcome a new team member to the Murdock Trust, we ask them to complete a workstyle inventory that shares insights into their strengths and work preferences. There are no wrong answers to this survey, but the information is valuable. When we can […]
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Partners in Science: Inspiring Award-Winning Work Across the Northwest

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The Partners in Science program blends two of Jack Murdock’s deepest passions—scientific research and inspired education. Through this program we pair high school science educators from across the Pacific Northwest with a research mentor in an academic lab or in a lab associated with a nonprofit research institution. For two summers, the two work together […]
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Celebrating Those Serving the Common Good

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As our nation celebrates the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, we at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust want to take a moment to honor the countless organizations and individuals who work tirelessly for the common good. In these two videos, we capture a small sampling of the groups that […]
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