How Can I Make a Contribution?
You can make a financial gift to the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway below, electronically, or by mail by completing the Contribution Form. FHCRH is recognized by the IRS as a section 501(c) (3) organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Road Crew - $25
Stonemason - $50
Bridge Builder - $100
Tunnel Builder - $250
John Yeon Roadmaster - $500
Sam Hill Society - $1000
Samuel Lancaster Engineer - $2500
Simon Benson Benefactor - $5000
To make a contribution using PayPal, click on the button below.
The Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway is a qualifying organization for purposes of matching donations made to the Oregon Cultural Trust. For more information, see www.culturaltrust.org.
How Do We Plan to Use Contributions?
Consistent with our Mission and Vision statements, Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway (FHCRH) plans to transfer the majority of the funds raised by FHCRH to one or more of the governmental agencies responsible for the historic highway (Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Tourism Commission, USDA Forest Service and USDOT Federal Highway Administration) to be used by the governmental partners for restoration and reconnection of the historic highway. For each transfer of funds to a governmental agency, there will be a legal agreement between the agency and FHCRH about the use of the funds for restoration and/or reconnection of the historic highway.
FHCRH also plans to utilize some funds to educate the public and governmental authorities about the historic highway, the restoration and reconnection efforts and our fundraising activities.
We will incur some start-up and operating expenses for such things as office supplies, postage, federal and state filing fees, website development, PayPal, education materials and kickoff meeting expenses. We are an all volunteer organization and have no paid staff.
When we sponsor a bike ride or a walk/hike along the historic highway, or the HCRH State Trail, as a fundraising event, there will be substantial expenses incurred in putting on the event. We plan to use volunteers as much as possible, but there will be substantial out-of-pocket expenses common with such events. We expect that these expenses will be underwritten by the revenues received for the event primarily from participant registration fees and sponsorship support.