05 Nov 2017

Patrick and Beverly Erickson started their Donor Advised fund at the Gorge Community Center in October with the condition that all grants made from their fund support organizations serving and with a physical presence in Wasco County.

On New Year’s Day 2016, the couple moved to The Dalles from Oregon City to spend their retirement years. “We’re here for the weather!” Beverly jokes, then adds “Seriously. But, also, Patrick spent some of his teenage years in Sherman County. He’s a country boy at heart.”  Both Patrick and Beverly have strong volunteer spirits and have gotten very involved within their new community.

Says Patrick,“We are so glad that our fund with GCF allows us to direct our giving to this community we call home. We are very happy that GCF so easily fit into our preferred approach for charitable donation and estate planning.”  We’re glad to welcome them to the GCF Donor Advisor family.