The Civic was dedicated to local veterans of WWI in 1922 and has stood as a monument to those brave souls and ALL Veterans ever since. When faced with an annual maintenance budget of $81,000, we considered that 3,000 area veterans and their supporters might be able to supply the needed funds. The rest was simple arithmetic. We need 3,000 donations of $27 in order to meet the Civic’s maintenance costs for one year.
Whether you’re a veteran or not, we welcome your participation in maintaining the Civic Auditorium as a living memorial to local veterans and to the region from which they have come.
You may dontate as a friend, or you may donate in memory of someone or to honor someone. We have beautiful cards that we send out when we are provided name and address to let the honoree or their family know that a donation was made in their name.
If you prefer to mail your donation, it can be sent to:
Civic Auditorium Historic Preservation Foundation
PO Box 1102
The Dalles, OR 97058-9102