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Melvin J. Murdock

Melvin J. Murdock

Benefactor of the
Murdock Charitable Trust.

Jack Murdock
"A Life Well Lived"


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Murdock TrustOf Interest

Charitable grants from the Murdock Trust enrich the lives of Northwest citizens

The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to nonprofit organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.


Murdock Trust Announces New Trustee

Jeff Pinneo

The Trust is pleased to announce that Jeffrey D. Pinneo will become a Trustee beginning September 1, 2016, succeeding Dr. Lynwood W. Swanson, who will retire and become Trustee emeritus after 29 years of Trustee service to the Murdock Trust, one of the longest current-serving Trustees of any foundation in the Northwest.

Pinneo comes to the Trust after his recent retirement as president and CEO of Medical Teams International.

Click here to read the full press release.

Murdock Trust Announces Two New Program Directors

Pauline Fong & Romanita Hairston

The Trust is pleased to announce that Pauline Fong (left) and Romanita Hairston (right) will join the staff as program directors beginning September 2016.

Pauline previously served for 23 years on staff with InterVarsity, the last 4 as regional director for the Northwestern states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Click here to read Pauline's full press release.

Romanita previously served as vice president of World Vision U.S. and has spent more than two decades working with individuals and families living in under-resourced communities. Click here to read Romanita's full press release.