Skip to content

2015 Founders Circle Grant Challenge

Umpqua Lighthouse

The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has issued a generous $50,000 challenge grant to the Oregon State Parks Foundation to help establish our Founders Circle.  Between now and December 31, 2015, the MCM Fund will match the first 25 donations of $1,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis to support our mission of enriching the Oregon state parks experience for generations to come.  In 2014, the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund generously matched the first 25 donors at the $1,000 level.

All donors at the $1,000 level and above will become members of the Founders Circle. Honoring our founders who established the Foundation in 1995, the Founders Circle is the Foundation’s major donor level that provides essential support for our work to benefit Oregon state parks. When you join the Founders Circle before December 31, a $1,000 matching contribution from the Macdonald Fund effectively doubles the impact of your gift. Every Founders Circle donation moves us closer to reaching this important fundraising challenge.

There’s never been a better time to join the Founders Circle. Membership in the Founders Circle makes a real difference, and also comes with many benefits:

  • A 12-month parking pass for all Oregon State Parks (valued at $30) so you can visit state parks as often as you like at no charge
  • A printed copy of the current Oregon State Parks Guide
  • A printed brochure about statewide camping opportunities in yurts, cabins and tepees
  • An invitation to members-only field trips providing unique park experiences not often available to the general public
  • Special invitations to exclusive Founders Circle events throughout the year

The most important benefit of joining the Founders Circle is the knowledge that you are directly supporting Oregon’s world-class state park system. To learn more about how your Founders Circle gift will help Oregon state parks, please contact Executive Director John Hoffnagle at (503) 802-5750 or

To join the Founders Circle, please visit our secure online donation page and select “Founders Circle” as your membership level.

Checks may be mailed to:
Oregon State Parks Foundation
Attn: Founders Circle Challenge Grant
888 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97204

The Founders Circle challenge grant is generously offered by the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund, which was created in 1970 by Maybelle Clark Macdonald and her husband, Fred Macdonald, with the mission to relieve misfortune and promote the well-being of mankind. The Oregon State Parks Foundation is proud to be selected as an MCM Fund matching grant recipient in the area of public service. We extend our deep gratitude to the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund for this opportunity.

MCM Fund