Honoring Your Heroine
Any woman, living or deceased, may be honored as a heroine. Those who wish to honor a woman may do so as individuals, families, groups, or organizations. Heroines do not necessarily need to be from Oregon, but reflect and represent the women who have mattered in the lives of people in this region.
The process of honoring a heroine is simple.
A donation may be made to engrave a heroine’s name on the wall. In addition, special honoring opportunities are available. A heroine may be named in honor of the kiosk shelter (to be constructed), the stage sculpture, the stage wall, or a wooden bench along the walkway.
It is also possible to honor an organization, run by and for women, or a group of women. An organization or group may be named, similarly to an individual heroine, with one of the opportunities above. In addition, an entire wall panel may be engraved with a group of women selected by the contributor(s). For example, two panels honor Portland’s Women Civil Rights Pioneers and several panels honor women from the same family or organization.
After selecting one of the honoring opportunities and making a gift, the contributor(s) provide the heroine(s) story which is entered into the on-site Educational Kiosk and this web site. New heroine names are engraved on the naming walls annually.
There are many easy ways to give to the Walk of the Heroines fund in the PSU Foundation. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Kiosk Shelter $200,000
Stage Wall $100,000
Stage Sculpture $ 75,000
Wooden Bench $ 12,000
Special Panel $ 5,000
Single engraved name $300 (minimum gift)
Donations above the minimum contribute to the Walk of the Heroines Education Fund. This Fund supports student scholarships and public lectures sponsored by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Thank you for going above and beyond the minimum to support our educational mission.