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Supporting CCA

There are many ways to support the CCA!

Show your support and help us provides experiences that touch the heart, challenge the intellect, and spark conversation here at the Columbia Arts Center.

CCA is currently searching for new community members to join our Board of Directors. If you are enthusiastic about bringing art to the communities of the Columbia River Gorge, enjoy interacting with others by advocating for the arts, or simply enjoy fundraising and supporting nonprofits, we’d love to connect with you! APPLY FOR BOARD MEMBERSHIP HERE.



Our team includes many highly-valued volunteers who support the Columbia Center for the Arts in a variety of ways. Volunteering for the arts is a wonderful way to expand your social horizons, learn new skills, share your breadth of experience, and give back to the community.

There are a variety of ways a volunteer can contribute to CCA.  Please complete and submit our online Volunteer Form and we will get in touch with you to share more information about roles and opportunities and to learn about your areas of interest and preferences.



Sponsorship Opportunities

From sponsoring a play, an exhibition, or a staff position, we welcome sponsorship support of Columbia Center for the Arts through a variety of options.

We invite individual and business sponsorships for the following:

  • Performances, exhibits, and programming
  • Education classes, workshops, and seminars
  • Underwriting a paid position
  • Supporting the volunteer program
  • Naming opportunities at the Center

For more information about Sponsorships, Naming Opportunities, for more information regarding how to mention the arts in your will, or about other planned-giving opportunities please contact us at


Donating to CCA in Your Will

You can help support CCA by making an amendment to your will using the following language and indicating the amount you would like to leave. You can specify a dollar amount, certain assets, or a percentage of your estate.

“I give, devise, and bequeath to Columbia Center for the Arts, a nonprofit Oregon corporation with business address of P.O. Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon 97031 or its successor, the sum $_________ dollars [or otherwise describe the gift or assets] for its general purposes and use at the discretion of the Columbia Center for the Arts Board of Directors.”

Become a Legacy Builder

Mentioning the arts in your will makes you a “Legacy Builder” for Columbia Center for the Arts, and will help make a difference for CCA for years to come. Legacy builders can leave a legacy in a number of ways other than through your will, including:

  • Mentioning the arts in your revocable trust.
  • Deferring part of your IRA or retirement plan.
  • Naming Columbia Center for the Arts as a beneficiary in your life insurance policy.


Thousands of people have supported the Columbia Center for the Arts over the years both with their time and their financial contributions. We thank you all.

Special recognition goes to those individuals and organizations whose contributions formed the basis upon which we were able to build the new art center. Please join us in thanking our Columbia Arts Charter Members. Thank you!

Columbia Arts Charter Members


Darryl Agersea
Steve Bickford
Kristen Dillon & Paul Blackburn
Rick & Sydney Blaine
Jim & Polly Bull
Christie Smith & Ron Cohen
J. McGregor Colt
Jules Burton
Mark Dane
Bruce & Elizabeth Dunlevie
Clark & Carol Emmerson
Lee & Feliza Greenwald
Judie Hanel
Paul Randall & Jean Harmon
Dr. Allan & Kae Henderson
Maureen Higgins
Ann Marie Jelderks
Scott & Elaine Johnson
Dr Janice & Alan Journeau
Kent & Judy Lambert
Prem & Susan Balk Manjooran

Gordon Mayer
Debbie Mayer
Norman & Jeannette Mayer
Jane Meginnis
Kate & Jack Mills
Susan Hull
Dale & Judy Nicol
Tom & Mary Louise Penchoen
Joel Knutson & Lisa Peterson
Sam & Aileen Pobanz
Maureen Regalbuto
Tom & Mole Schaefer
Jordan Schnitzer
Rodger & Judy Schock
Bob & Barbara Schuppe
Chris & Julie Smith
Phil & Judy Jensen
Mary Stevenson
Bill & Julie Sturman
Deidra Wager
Dorothea Young