Challenge Grant Results

Challenge Grant Results

We are thrilled to report that the Challenge Grant for the Hood River County Library has raised $66,000 for the Friends of the Hood River Library Pat Hazlehurst Endowment of the Gorge Community Foundation to provide ongoing operating support for library programs.  The Library operates branches in Cascade Locks and Parkdale in addition to the main library in Hood River.

Thank you to all who participated and to the donors who made this generous matching challenge:

Anonymous (4), Bella Berlly, Ben Sato, Bette Lou and Alan Yenne, Bonnie New, C. and G. Goodwin, Carl Asai, Carol Jurs, Carolyn Bondurant, Cathi Lannon, Cecilia Goodnight, Chris and Julie Smith, Cleo Sterling, Craig Danner, Dave Radcliffe, David and Ila Mae Schneebert, David Griffith, David Henehan, Deana Wagoner, Don and Betty Shalhope, Donald and Regena Rafelson, Elizabeth English, Elizabeth Garber, Fred Duckwall, Gabriele and Kurt Schneider, Gary and Barbara Young, Gil Sharp and Anne Saxby, Glenn Harris, Guy Fenner, James and Karen Sype, Jean Harmon, Jennifer and Brian Hackett, Jennifer Bayer, Jennifer Fowler, Jennifer Ouzounian, Jim Greenleaf, Jody and David Barringer, John and Marianne Durkan, John E. Campbell, Judith Hiatt, Judith Nicol, June and Marvin Knudson, Katherine Schlick Noe, Kathleen McGregor, Kathleen Pickering, Ken and JoAnn Wittenberg, Kenneth and Kathleen Kliewer, Kenneth McCarty, Leighton Hazlehurst, Leonard and Erma Hickman, Linda Gleeson, Lynda Dallman, Mara Lynaugh, Margeret Marshall, Marilyn and Gennaro Avolio, Martin and Elizabeth Lees, Martin Campos-Davis, Marvin and Ruth Turner, Mary King, Maureen Higgins, Peggy and Jim Kelter, Rachel Larive, Rebecca Montgomery, Richard and Pat Schmuck, Rodney and Mary Anne Parrott, Ronald and Nadine Klebba, Ronalie Milne, Ruth Tsu, Scott and Donna Fitch, Seth Bradley, Stanley and Mary Graves, Stanley Sales and Suzanne Giovannoni, Steve and Doris Stevens, Steven Olson, Stuart Watson, The Friends of the Hood River County Library, Tim and Beverly Annala, Tom and Mole Schaefer, Vicki Seymour, William Boyd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exciting challenge grant for Hood River County Library supporters

Exciting challenge grant for Hood River County Library supporters

A private charitable foundation has made a $250,000 challenge grant to supporters of the Hood River County Library for donations to the Pat Hazlehurst Fund of the Gorge Community Foundation for all contributions made until June 30, 2019 up to $250,000.  This challenge grant Is a unique opportunity to provide ongoing operating support to the Hood River County Library. The Library operates branches in Cascade Locks and Parkdale in addition to the main library in Hood River.  The Friends of the Library provides financial support for annual library programming including Hood River County Reads.

How to participate:  By June 30, 2019, area residents who value the library and its services to Hood River County are encouraged to participate and double the impact of their contribution.  To give by credit card, click the “donate” button and designate your gift to the the Pat Hazlehurst Fund.  Or mail your check, payable to “Pat Hazlehurst Endowment” to the Gorge Community Foundation, PO Box 1711, Hood River, OR 97031; or bring your check to the Hood River Library circulation desk.  Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 
 
About Pat Hazlehurst:  Pat Hazlehurst, a retired librarian and enthusiastic supporter of the library brought the concept of distributing a book throughout the community to the Friends of the Library.  She developed the Hood River County Reads program in 2006 and chaired the program until her death in 2010.  Friends and family started and continue to support an endowment fund in her name at the Gorge Community Foundation to provide ongoing operating support for the Hood River County Library and its programs.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Welcome to our new board member Brad Schrick.

Welcome to our new board member Brad Schrick.

GCF is delighted to welcome our newest board member, Brad Schrick, who works as a patent agent at Insitu and brings a passion for community service through his work with organizations including the Gorge Tech Alliance and CASA.

Congratulations to United Way of the Columbia Gorge

Congratulations to United Way of the Columbia Gorge

On their recent campaign to raise funds for their endowment. They met their goal, raising over $50,000 from friends and supporters throughout the Gorge. UW executive director Jarrod Holmes says “Our endowment at the Gorge Community Foundation provides critical support. Our donors know that by giving to the endowment, they’re supporting United Way now and into the future.”

2018 Granting Making Tops $87,000

The Gorge Community Foundation is proud to announce that grants totaling over $87,000 have been made to regional non-profit organizations since January 2018.  This is a record high for GCF grantmaking and demonstrates recent growth in the Foundation’s assets and the generosity of our donors.  The list of grantees includes organizations providing health and human services, arts, youth, and animal welfare and reaches throughout the Columbia River Gorge and into eastern Oregon.