M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust supports Academy Campaign to purchase Academy Building
by DIwpBacon on April 23, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Academy Campaign.
The Fort Vancouver National Trust has been awarded a $650,000 challenge grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. This grant will help the National Trust fund in the purchase of the historic Academy Building, 400 Evergreen Blvd. in Vancouver. This is a challenge grant that is designed to encourage equal community support and will be paid when the campaign goal has been achieved. Matching the challenge grant will bring the total of pledges and contributions to over $5.3 million.
“The Murdock grant is a major step toward reaching the Academy Campaign purchase goal of $10.6 million. This powerful endorsement reinforces the significance of preserving the iconic Academy, and we hope that others will step forward to join the Murdock Trust in supporting the purchase and preservation of the Academy by our January 2015 deadline,” says Ed Lynch, Chair of the Academy Campaign.
“The Academy was historically linked as an integral part of the Fort Vancouver National Site,” says Elson Strahan, President and CEO of the Fort Vancouver National Trust. “With this grant, the Murdock Trust has clearly underscored the importance of preserving and restoring one of our region’s important treasures, and honoring the important legacy of Mother Joseph.” For further information about the campaign, visit www.academycampaign.org or call Strahan at 360-992-1835.
Petra House Mediterranean Feast & Concert 4 Vets this Sunday
Posted April 23rd, 2014
The community is invited to a Mediterranean Feast & Concert to support Clark County veterans this Sunday, Apr. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Petra House Restaurant, 1900 NE 162nd Ave. Tickets are $40 per person advance or $60 at the door. Children ages 12 and under are $20.
The event features performances by internationally acclaimed guitarist Ernesto Quilban, violinist Douglas Canoose, pianist Yvonne Payne and Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen Bhanu Kaur and more. Tickets can be purchased online at www.clarkcountyvetscourtboard.org. Interested parties can also reserve tickets by emailing Samantha.email@example.com or call 360-397-2075 ext. 7842.
The Veterans Court assists those who have faced challenges in addressing combat-related trauma, and as a result, have entered the criminal justice system for low-level offenses. War-related illnesses can contribute to escalated suicide attempts, arrests, incarceration, divorce, domestic violence, homelessness and despair. The court’s specialized treatment program meets the unique needs of these veterans. For further details regarding the event or the veteran’s court, visit www.clarkcountyvetscourtboard.org.