Giving Circles

Friends has three giving circles to honor leaders in Gorge protection. Conservators and Guardians of the Gorge have been our lifeblood for decades. They are invited to exclusive hikes, outings, and events that offer behind-the-scene looks at current projects and future opportunities. Members of the Norman Yeon Legacy Circle have made a lasting commitment to Gorge protection through their estate plans. 

Conservators of the Gorge

Conservators of the Gorge support Gorge protection with annual gifts between $1,000 and $4,999. Conservators are invited to an annual appreciation event called An Evening with Friends. This event is a chance to mingle with like-minded visionaries, hear insider updates on Gorge issues from staff and board, and celebrate all that your support is making possible. Conservators recieve a weekly email crafted just for them with news pertaining to Gorge protections and happenings.

During this time of covid we are hosting monthly webinars for Conservators and Guardians. The webinars are led by experts of a particular topic related to the Gorge such as eagles, new land acquisitions, or wines of the Gorge!

Guardians of the Gorge

Guardians of the Gorge support Gorge protection with annual gifts of $5,000 or more. Along with An Evening with Friends, Guardians are also invited on Tour de Land, an exclusive Gorge tour that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at current projects and future opportunities.

Norman Yeon Legacy Circle

Members of the Norman Yeon Legacy Circle protect the Gorge through their estate plans. We thank them with a members-only annual event where they are updated on Gorge conservation threats and issues, and can meet board, staff, and others who are leaving a legacy of protecting the Gorge. Members also receive our quarterly print newsletter and are given the option of special recognition in our annual report. Learn more here.

If you have any questions or would like to donate by phone, please call Director of Philanthropy Pam Davee at 971-634-2036.

To donate by mail, please send your check to:
Friends of the Columbia Gorge
123 NE 3rd Ave., Suite 108
Portland, OR 97232