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MMT began a hiatus from some grantmaking on March 15, suspending our Responsive Grants and Grassroots Grants programs to reorganize our grantmaking into priority focus areas over the next eight or nine months. We will no longer award grants to organizations for work done in Clark County, Wash., but have dedicated $1.5 million to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington in support of its community grantmaking.
Before becoming a member of MMT's board of trustees, Warne Nunn was Oregon's first director of the Motor Vehicles Division and served as chief of staff to Governor Mark O. Hatfield and helped him open his Senate office in Washington D.C. Warne was part of Pacific Power & Light's management for 18 years until his retirement as corporate secretary in 1983. He served on the board of directors of Fred Meyer Inc. and a number of other corporate, charitable and public boards. Warne passed away in June 2007.
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OB joined Fred Meyer Inc. in 1945 as director of engineering and was instrumental in siting and designing new stores and remodeling older ones. He was named vice president in 1959 and was CEO from 1976 to 1988, a period during which sales tripled. OB was very active in community affairs, serving on a number of corporate, charitable and public boards.
Before becoming a member of MMT's board of trustees, Travis Cross was head of Provident St. Vincent Medical Foundation and adminstration at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center from 1975 to 1992, where he was known as a staunch advocate for patient rights. He had served as press secretary and assistant to Secretary of State and Governor Mark Hatfield, and later on a number of corporate, charitable and public boards. Travis passed away in January 2004.
Pauline Lawrence's 13-year tenure as a MMT trustee followed a career that began in the 1940s as a waitress and assistant manager of a downtown Portland restaurant where she first came to know frequent customers Fred Meyer and his wife. Fred Meyer recruited Pauline to help him build and run the chain of Eve's Restaurants in his stores. She advanced to become a vice president and board member of Fred Meyer Inc. before retiring in 1982. Pauline served on the board of the Salvation Army and was the first woman president of the Restaurant Association of Oregon. Pauline passed away in 1997.