Susan and Jurgen Hess Family Environmental Fund Info

“We wanted to set up a fund that would provide grants to people and organizations working on Gorge environmental issues. We hope it will someday fund projects on air quality, wildlife, water quality, fish, native plants, land use and perhaps some whose vision will broaden ours.

The Gorge Community Foundation was perfect—based in the Gorge, focused Gorgewide, and run by a director and board we respected and trusted.

Our daughters Nicole and Elaine Hess share our passion and are contributing as well. We’ve asked friends and family to make contributions to our fund rather than getting us presents.

All the excitement of this fund’s possibilities lies ahead of us.”