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Leave a Legacy — Endowment Campaign Goal: $3 million

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center has partnered with Oregon Community Foundation and U.S. Bank to manage two perpetual endowment accounts. These long-term investment programs are designed to provide stable operating income to support the mission and vision of the joint organization.

Endowment disbursements are used for operation and maintenance to ensure the continued legacy of inspired educational programming, state-of-the-art exhibitry, and professional curation of heritage resources.

Oregon Community Foundation is a statewide nonprofit organization that administers permanent charitable funds established through gifts from individuals, families, businesses and other organizations.

U.S. Bank Trust Department provides professional trust managers to maintain comprehensive asset allocation strategies for the long-term financial health of our organization as the sole beneficiary of the Kuck Trust.

Donations may be made in the form of :

  • securities
  • personal property
  • real property
  • bequests
  • charitable remainder trusts
  • gift annuities

Endowment Contribution Levels:

$25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000*

Make An Endowment Contribution


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*To make an endowment for an amount over $1,000, please contact Carolyn Purcell.

To discuss how you can help build our endowment and support the mission and  vision of our organization for the future, please contact:

Cheryl Ragar, Executive Director
Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
5000 Discovery Drive
The Dalles, Oregon 97058
541-296-8600 x 245

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