Philanthropy

Invest in the places you treasure

You can join the Trust in its mission to inspire civic pride through education, preservation and celebration of our community’s history. We do this through the production of patriotic events such as The General George C. Marshall Leadership Programs, Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, Flag Day, and Lough Legacy Veterans Parade. The Trust also adds to the liveability and economic vitality of Vancouver through the management and renovation of Officers Row, the West Barracks and Providence Academy. Much has changed since our founding in 1998. We continue to grow our scope of work, including adding additional buildings to our portfolio, plus establishing new educational and community programs for the benefit of everyone in Clark County. As we move boldly into the future, The Historic Trust will continue to honor our donors and partners as we have in the past with a critical eye on efficiency and ensuring the maximization of every gift. Charitable giving is a great way to show you care and help sustain the future of The Historic Trust. Please make a tax-deductible donation today. Every dollar helps preserve and celebrate important history and enrich our fabulous community! Donors LIKE YOU only make this possible! On behalf of our volunteers, board of directors, and staff, we thank you for strengthening our mission.

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Pearson Field Education Center

In the spring of 2013, the Pearson Field Education Center was launched by the Fort Vancouver National Trust, along with a dedicated group of supporters to educate, inspire and promote the Golden Age of Aviation. We aspire to prepare the workforce of tomorrow by delivering experiential programs for all ages. Through STEM education, inspiring children to pursue careers in the aviation industry and teaching critical skills, Pearson Field Education Center is a vital link to the vibrancy of our community. We have over 7,000 visitors each year, including eight Summer camps attended by 90 kids (11 of whom received full or partial scholarships), and our support of the popular Open Cockpit Day. We are excited to be able to offer this experience to students from Vancouver and the surrounding area. Support aviation education!

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Providence Academy

Mother Joseph landed on the shores of the Columbia River in 1856 at Fort Vancouver and began creating education and health care facilities which eventually spread throughout the Pacific Northwest. With the construction of Providence Academy in 1874, she forever tied the fabric of our community to the unique and now-historic school building. Now, more than 160 years later, and with your support, the Historic Trust is rehabilitating this venerable treasure for present residents and visitors and to pass it on to future generations!

As an individual, you make a powerful difference in the community through your support of The Historic Trust. Take pride in knowing you contribute to an organization that gives back. You help The Historic Trust maintain community programs, renovate and restore historic buildings, and add to the vitality of Clark County. Your contribution is important in sustaining the organization and the daily operations necessary for the success of the Trust. Gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Ask your employer if they provide matching funds. Matching funds from your employer (often a dollar-for-dollar match) can double your giving to the Trust and have a greater impact.

Volunteer Opportunities

Giving back to the community is a personal decision, and many times our supporters wish they could do more. Support comes in many fashions, and are not always monetary. Please consider adding a gift of your valuable time to The Historic Trust. Each year, our organization is the beneficiary of hundreds of hours of volunteer time that are mission critical. These hours allow us to provide tour guides, teaching assistants and mentors at the Pearson Field Education Center, renovation projects, set-up and cleaning crews before and after events, and much more.

Volunteer Jim Bunzey worked with Trust Maintenance Staff on a highly-visible project to update the park benches along Officers Row. Jim’s work has drawn a great deal of attention to the property, and praise from visitors and residents, alike.

Please visit our Volunteer Page for more information and details.

For more information:

Judy Starr
Director of Development
360.992.1835
Judy.Starr@thehistorictrust.org

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