Invest in Community: Sponsor a Gorge Owned Program

As a community-funded nonprofit organization, Gorge Owned relies on the generous support of our business and individual sponsors to produce robust and impactful programming every year. Please consider a donation or sponsorship package that works for you, and help build resilient, thriving, connected communities in the Gorge. 

Tod J. LeFevre Sustainable Champions Film Project

The Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champions Award celebrates passionate local leaders working on innovative, creative solutions to environmental, economic, and social issues facing the Gorge. This award is named for Tod LeFevre, a longtime resident of Hood River and a true champion of sustainability, and honors his humble determination to collaboratively tackle environmental problems through his business and community service. Gorge Owned’s Sustainable Champions short film project will aim to bring more awareness to Tod’s legacy, to share three inspirational stories from former award recipients, and to motivate folks to nominate those in our midst now worthy of this prestigious community recognition.

Sponsorship opportunities open now: ranging $275 through $1,500, and including premium level annual business memberships.

GO! Community Conversation Dinner Series

Gorge Owned’s 2019 Community Conversation Dinner Series (title to come) will feature monthly curated topics centered around building more resilient, thriving, connected communities in the Gorge. Passionate local leaders and experts in their fields will join in these engaging, moderated dialogues, where people will gather to learn, make deeper connections, and get inspired to take practical steps toward stronger communities. Guest chef Kristin Sarrge Lillvik Of Rooted Table will offer seasonal, local meals that highlight the best of the Gorge, at pop up locations throughout the region.

Sponsorship opportunities open in April of 2019.

Sense of Place 10th Anniversary Film Project

Entering its landmark 10th season, the annual Sense of Place Lecture Series continues to deliver fascinating, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of the Columbia River Gorge. GO’s Sense of Place 10th Anniversary Short Film Project will explore the significance and meaning of the series so far, celebrate its community impact, and look toward its future.

Sponsorship opportunities open May of 2019.

GO! Local 2019 Campaign

One of Gorge Owned’s flagship programs, GO! Local works to strengthen our local economy, to promote locally-owned, community-oriented businesses throughout the Columbia Gorge, and to educate locals about the importance and impact of making intentional consumer choices. In 2019, Gorge Owned is pursuing two initiatives to inspire locals to never stop exploring each of the unique towns across the Gorge, with an emphasis on making it easy and fun to discover businesses off the beaten path, as well as those we already know and love.

Sponsorship opportunities open in April of 2019.

General Organizational Support

As a member-supported nonprofit organization, we rely on the generous support of the community to produce high-quality programming. Make a tax deductible donation today to support any current Gorge Owned program, in the amount of your choice. Please indicate if your donation is unrestricted, or if you’d like it to be used for a specific program.