Re-imagine CCA. Play your part

Columbia Center for the Arts Online Fundraiser Drive

Tracy Mollenholt's page


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Tracy Mollenholt




Columbia Center for the Arts

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$1,000 / 1 donor


$6,100 / 38 donors


$2,480 / 32 donors


$2,650 / 17 donors


$5,575 / 6 donors


$1,355 / 17 donors


$5,350 / 4 donors


$1,450 / 12 donors


$1,300 / 13 donors


$1,185 / 13 donors


$1,100 / 8 donors


$310 / 8 donors

Tracy's Story

If you are reading this you are my 'friend' and I am writing this because my dear friend Leith Gaines Rajotte, Executive Director of CCA invited me to join her in cause to help reimagine CCA, the community art center in Hood River in the Columbia River Gorge. 

Peter and I made our second home in the Gorge for 15 years and I understand how important CCA is to the community in general and to artists in particular. Many of our friends also have their primary or secondary homes in the Gorge and enjoy both the beauty and benefits this unique place has to offer.

If you are my friend you know that I have spent more than 30 years supporting artists and art institutions as my primary life's work. I have seen first hand the struggle artists make every day to not only create but to share in community. Spaces such as CCA provide an incalculable benefit to both artists and communities--especially since they are often the only arts center for miles around.

Henri Matisse has been quoted as saying --"Creativity takes courage." 

Supporting CCA takes courage as well. Friends, I invite you to be courageous and contribute now to this worthy cause. CCA needs you at this crucial time in order to continue it's legacy of supporting artists in the Columbia River Gorge.

Thank you!


Columbia Center for the Arts's Story

Our story begins with community, and connection with art. The arts have the power to ignite the imagination and transform how we see the world.  It calls us together for shared creative experiences.

As the Gorge grows and changes our community’s need for an arts center only gets stronger. When we open again at full capacity Columbia Center for the Arts has big plans as an innovative arts hub with mind blowing lectures and new voices, diverse theatre performances, more music and dance, new artistic collaborations, creative online classes...anything is possible - that is the beauty of a community art space

But we can’t do it without your help, now more than ever. The unexpected challenges we all face have put CCAs existence at risk.

What would you lose without a community arts center? 

- A professional theatre to showcase local performers and bring big-city acts to downtown Hood River
- A light-filled gallery space for artists to show their work, often for the very first time
- Arts classes that encourage young and… older to grow as an artist or become one
- Opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself
- A gathering place to celebrate where we live

Last year CCA held over 30 visual art exhibits, produced over 100 live events and performances, and over 80 arts education experiences, 1/2 of which were free.

We can’t imagine our community without CCA, and hope you feel the same way. 

It’s a fact that community art spaces improve social connection and engagement, remove age and socioeconomic barriers and help sustain the local economy. Let’s not lose that.

YOU have the power to keep this arts center in our community. Your support will help us weather this crisis and make our plans a reality. 

Help us stay strong so we can hold you up with the power of the arts!


Robert Gudor made a donation

2 weeks ago


Penny Hunting made a donation

2 weeks ago


Peggy Dills Kelter made a donation

2 weeks ago


Leith Gaines received a new donation from Christian

2 weeks ago


Leith! Keep the faith and thank you for killin' it at CCA! Let me know if there's anything I can do.

Joe Garoutte received a new donation from Maza Brady

2 weeks ago


Scott & Donna Fitch made a donation

3 weeks ago


Carol Jurs made a donation

3 weeks ago


tim mayer received a new donation from Chris and Doug Hatch

3 weeks ago


Onward and upward!

Joe Garoutte received a new donation from Susan Lund

3 weeks ago


Thank you for all you do to bring the stage alive!

Gorge Living, Inc. made a donation

3 weeks ago


Bonnie & Samantha Taylor made a donation

3 weeks ago


CCA Team, Here's to keeping the doors open!

Bret Russell made a donation

4 weeks ago

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