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.



Women in Leadership 2017

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Around 80 women representing nearly 60 different organizations attended our most recent Women in Leadership conference in Vancouver, WA. The speaker was Dr. Sandra Richter, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, who drew out leadership principles from the Old Testament and a historical context. For more information about the Women in Leadership program, visit […]
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Melinda Gates, Leadership Matters, 101 Grants, & Encouraging Generosity

Melinda Gates is a computer scientist turned philanthropist who, along with her husband, Bill, gives leadership in many ways in the nonprofit world, particularly in addressing global health issues. I have long appreciated their work, as well as their self-reflection. Recently, Melinda reflected on their work and the lessons they have learned from talking with […]
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Whitman Faculty Receive Grants

Whitman College recently announced the recipients of two Murdock College Research Program for Natural Sciences awards made at our last grants meeting.  Read more about the projects and other Trust-funded scientific research happening at Whitman: whitman.edu/newsroom/murdock-grants Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Boland and Assistant Professor of Physics Greg Ogin are the latest Whitman recipients of grants […]
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Museum of the Bible Announces Grant

The Museum of the Bible recently announced a grant they received from the Trust to continue work on a virtual guide system.  Read the article from charismanews.com and blackchristiannews.com: M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, based in Vancouver, Washington, has awarded Museum of the Bible a grant of $1.5 million toward the continued development, production, purchasing, storage, […]
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Lebanon Hospital Project Nears $150,000 Top-Off Grant

The Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital announces it’s $150,000 top-off grant from the Trust for it’s Emergency Room Renovation Campaign and is featured in an article by Alex Paul of the Albany Democrat-Herald: The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will give Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital $150,000 toward its Emergency Room Renovation Campaign, but the funds come with […]
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HUB Sports Center Announces Grant

The HUB Sports Center in Liberty Lake, Washington recently announced a $350,000 grant from the Trust and was featured in an article by Steve Christilaw in the Spokesman-Review: There are very few dull moments at the HUB Sports Center. The Liberty Lake sports facility is a hoppin’ place on just about any day, all day long. […]
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Jim Martin to Receive 2017 Community Award

Jim Martin, chief investment officer at the Trust, is among those who will be honored with the 2017 Community Award by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation (PeaceHealth) later next month. Jim brings an investment expertise and unique relational philosophy to his role at the Trust, as well as PeaceHealth, where he is a board member. […]
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Quilcene Historical Museum Renovation Project

The Quilcene Historical Museum in Quilcene, WA, announces a recent grant that will help complete historic renovations of the Hamilton-Worthington mansion in Worthington Park.  Read this from their press release: The Quilcene Historical Museum is very pleased to announce the award of a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. The generous grant of […]
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New CRISPR Research

Dr. Blake Wiedenheft at Montana State University is a co-leader for new CRISPR research that was recently published in the journal, Cell.  Dr. Wiedenheft is part of a recent grant funded by the Trust and led by Drs. Diane Bimczok and Seth Walk at Montana State University.  Read the press release from the American Association for […]
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Leadership as Craft

by Terry Stokesbary • March 2017 Five characteristics of people who excel in their calling. “And then he begins to tell the story.” These are the final words of Daniel James Brown’s 2014 book, The Boys in the Boat, the dramatic tale of the University of Washington rowing team that became Olympic champions in 1936.  The […]
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