What You Get When You Donate to the Vietnam Memorial

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We firmly believe the brave men and women who served their country in the Vietnam War deserve to be recognized for their sacrifices. That’s the foundational drive behind our mission to establish a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Oregon State Capitol grounds.

With donations now reaching over $3.2 million dollars it’s clear that thousands of fellow Oregonians support the mission. In showing our deep-seated appreciation for these contributions, we’re committed to recognizing all donors at every level of giving.

Joining the Club

Everyone who donates to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will become a lifetime member of the Welcome Home Club. This prestigious admission permanently recognizes your donation on our site. Upon completion of the memorial, members will receive an official certificate reflecting their total contributions to the project. Donors who give over $5,000 will have their names prominently displayed on a donor recognition exhibit at the memorial site. Here are the giving tiers:

●     Medallion Level –  $1 to $999

●     Bronze Level – $1,000 to $4,999

●     Silver Level – $5,000 to $9,999

●     Gold Level – $10,000 to $24,999

●     Remembrance Circle – $25,000 to $99,999

●     Gratitude Circle – $100,000 to $249,999

●     Honor Circle – $250,000 and above

How much will the memorial cost?

We’re projecting the memorial to cost over $5.5 million. In 2023, the Board of Directors divided the construction of the memorial into two phases. Phase 1 is anticipated to cost about $3.6 million. With donations and anticipated revenue exceeding $3.2 million, there is a deficit of $435,000 to overcome to start construction in May 2024.

How much do you need to give?

There are no minimums or limits on giving. You can donate as much or as little as you want. Plus, you can make multiple donations over time. There are no processing fees or other hidden costs to donating. Don’t be afraid to donate even as little as a dollar. Every single donation helps us move closer to honoring our veterans.

 Where are my donations going?

100% of the donations we receive go toward making the Vietnam Memorial a reality. That could include lobbying, marketing, planning, designing, and more. We don’t take a single dollar for granted which is why we’re committed to using every donation proactively and effectively. You can join our newsletter to stay updated on the latest developments in the memorial’s development.

 What if I can’t donate money but still want to support?

No problem! We’re more than happy to receive other forms of support either through donating your time, spreading the word, or sponsorship through an organization or business.

 What payment methods do you offer?

Donating to our Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund is quick, easy, and convenient. Through our donation page, you can submit any amount by credit or debit card, PayPal, or bank transfer. We even have partnerships through Fred Meyer Community Rewards and Oregon BottleDrop for automated donations.

Why you should consider donating.

Veterans benefit from the recognition.

There’s a common misconception that memorials are only about remembrance. While that’s a crucial part of their purpose, memorials have a tangible impact too. They give veterans and family members a place to mourn their lost loved ones and friends. These places of recognition also give all soldiers a feeling of acceptance that can help them heal upon return.

 It’s a powerful way to say “thank you”.

The struggles faced by veterans didn’t stop when they returned home. The controversy surrounding the war turned the public against service members who never received the gratitude they deserved. Donating to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a powerful display of appreciation that will have a positive impact on thousands of surviving veterans.

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 Your donation keeps on giving.

Every donation to the memorial has positive ripple effects that will reach countless people for decades. From educating future generations and keeping the memory of the deceased alive to offering a permanent display of gratitude and beyond, the positive impacts of all donations are virtually limitless.

Have any questions? Feel free to contact us. We’d be more than happy to talk with you!