Since 2001, the MCM Fund has proudly paid out over $106,134,658 in grants to non-profit organizations. In the area of Education, $28,282,446 has been paid out through June 2018.
Equipping future leaders in Oregon’s Forestry industry
The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund awarded a grant to Oregon State University’s Forest Science Complex to help the university provide students with a world-class education in a $65 million state-of-the-art facility. The new building not only provides a leading center for forestry education, it also features innovative laboratory facilities to advance the College’s top-ranked research programs.
Committed to advancing opportunities for students
“This gift is just the most recent demonstration of the ongoing commitment by the MCM Fund to our students and the future of Oregon’s wood products industry.” –Thomas Maness, the Cheryl Ramberg-Ford and Allyn C. Ford Dean of the OSU College of Forestry.
The grant helped Oregon State accomplish several goals by completing this project by enabling them to:
- build modern research and teaching space to recruit students to the college and to forestry careers
- grow opportunities for undergraduates in research, professional practice, and collaborative learning
- honor the legacy of the forestry profession
- promote collaboration between Oregon State and the University of Oregon in positioning the State of Oregon as a hub for innovative and sustainable building design using new wood products
- eliminate millions of dollars in deferred maintenance on the existing building
- showcase Oregon’s forest products industry and support growth of manufacturing capacity in timber-dependent rural communities.