On March 5 the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust awarded a $400,000 grant to the Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater project. This brings the total of donor commitments to $3.55 million toward our $4 million goal. The Murdock grant is one of the largest contributions to the project, exceeded only by $1 million from the State of Oregon and more than $900,000 in contributions from members of the Rotary Club of Salem.
In announcing the award, a representative of the Murdock Trust noted that the trustees spoke fondly of the long and close relationship between Jack Murdock and Gerry Frank. On hearing the news, Gerry Frank commented, “You never know how the friendships you make might make an impact later in life.”
Gerry’s lifetime of service to others has manifested itself regularly in the conversations project leaders have had with those supporting the project, confirming he’s touched the lives of generations.
The MJ Murdock Charitable Trust grew out of the philanthropy of Tektronix co–founder Melvin J. “Jack” Murdock, creating an incredible and lasting legacy. For information about the Murdock Charitable Trust see: https://murdocktrust.org/
Special appreciation goes to Joy Dickinson who has been the project’s grant writer for this and other grants.
For those who haven’t yet made a contribution to the project, you may do so at www.RotaryAmphitheater.com/donate.