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 Sustainable Champions Award celebrates passionate local leaders working on innovative, creative solutions to environmental, economic, and social issues facing the Gorge. This annual award is named for Tod LeFevre, a longtime resident of Hood River and a true champion of sustainability.

Gorge Owned’s Sustainable Champions Short Film Project aims to bring more awareness to Tod’s legacy, to share inspirational stories from former award recipients, and to encourage folks to submit 2019 nominations. There are so many people across the Gorge using their knowledge, skills, and time to do good — let’s recognize them!

This film collaboration with program partner Immense Imagery builds on the wide-reaching success of the GO! Local – Power of Choices film, which was viewed by more than 7,000 locals and shared on social media hundreds of times in its first week alone. These mission-driven films offer our sponsors a powerful medium, and allow them to demonstrate a generous commitment to purpose and community.

Sponsorship opportunities open now for individuals and businesses, ranging $150 through $1,500; most levels include premium level annual business memberships to extend a partnership with Gorge Owned all year long.

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 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 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 explore each of the unique towns across the Gorge, with an emphasis on making it easy and fun to discover local 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.