From the time he was a child, Jack Murdock was passionate about learning. Fascinated by radio technology, Jack tracked down any information he could find related to the rapidly growing world of electronics. This passion would ultimately lead to his first business out of high school and then the formation of Tektronix with his friend and business partner, Howard Vollum.
A key portion of the Trust’s mission is to build capacity in organizations and institutions and support projects that strengthen the educational ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest in creative and sustainable ways. We fulfill this mission through a variety of efforts, including making grants to colleges, universities and schools around the Northwest, as well as supporting informal educational programs in museums, zoos, science camps and other nonprofits in diverse sectors and helping to build relationships among educators and all those interested in learning.
This video offers a glimpse into just a handful of the organizations with whom we’ve partnered to bring learning to life. On this web page, you will find further examples and more detail around how the Murdock Trust is investing in the educational base of the Pacific Northwest, such as through our Partners in Science and Murdock College Science Research programs. We hope that you will also find inspiration and ideas that you may be able to help lift up students and educators in your community in creative ways.