As we begin the second season of the Stronger Philanthropy Podcast, we hear from Dr. Steve Moore, CEO of a significant endowment in the Pacific Northwest, the Murdock Trust. This trust lives out the dream of its founder, Jack Murdock, to serve individuals, families and communities across the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations that strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.
In this episode, we discover that good philanthropy involves more than giving money. The trust perceives its role in shaping culture by offering other pathways towards enrichment. They convene groups, connect partners, and offer robust training for nonprofit leaders. All of this requires significant patience and time; taking the long view is needed.
Quote of the Podcast:
It’s very much a Jack Murdock value to … take the long view, to invest deeply, and to pick particular sectors to invest in.
–Dr. Steve Moore