Margery Muir had an immense impact on Pullman, where she lived for most of her life. While raising a family of her own with her husband Earl, she also dedicated her time to other children and families in the area. Between substitute school teaching, serving as Guardian Ad Litem for the juvenile court, and volunteering for community action programs, she was actively involved with almost too many organizations to count.
In 1996, Margery established the Fred & Dora Rounds Family Fund at Innovia Foundation in honor of her parents. The discretionary fund provides for the greatest needs of Pullman, and the fund has poured over $10,000 into Pullman over the years. In addition to giving so much of her time to the community, Margery ensured that her financial resources would make a lasting impact as well.
Margery and Earl had three children—Chris, Ruth and Keith. After Margery’s death in 2019, her children each made a contribution to set up the Earl & Margery Muir Family Fund at Innovia Foundation. Like the fund Margery created in honor of her parents, this fund benefits the Pullman area, with a local committee reviewing grant applications and deciding how best to meet Pullman’s needs. Margery’s generosity sparked the same compassion in her children, and now her legacy of philanthropy is continuing from generation to generation.