Hutton Settlement Receives Murdock Trust Grant

October 11, 2019
Grant to Provide Infrastructure Upgrades for Century-Old Institution


SPOKANE, WA (October 12, 2018) – The Hutton Settlement Children’s Home is pleased to announce a $152,000.00 grant award from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, WA. The award will be used to replace over 2,000 feet of aging sewer lines, addressing a critical infrastructure need at the campus.


The $325,00.00 project is being overseen by Century West Engineering and L&L Cargile. The construction phase will begin immediately and is expected to last about five weeks. Once completed, the new system will provide reliable, low-maintenance sewer service for at least the next 50 years, eliminate annual emergency costs and will ensure that Hutton is not threatened with an unexpected shut-down due to sewer lines collapsing.


The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants to organizations that seek to strengthen the region’s educational, social, cultural, and spiritual base in creative and sustainable ways. The Hutton Settlement is a natural fit for the trust’s support and funding priorities.


“On behalf of Hutton’s 21 board members, we are honored to have been selected for this grant. We look forward to the completion of this project as we enter our centennial year.” Mary Kuney – President, Board of Trustees.


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ABOUT THE HUTTON SETTLEMENT – The Hutton Settlement provides safe and healthy living opportunities for children, ages 5 to 18 in need of a long-term alternative home. The historic campus consists of four large homes, supported by 319 acres of pristine natural settings and opportunities for learning and recreation. It is Hutton’s vision that through excellence in residential care and family engagement, the Hutton Settlement will empower each child to lead an independent and fulfilled life of value and contribution.


ABOUT THE M.J. MURDOCK CHARITABLE TRUST – M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest—Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington—that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.

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