Philomath Museum
Philomath Museum (File photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

The Benton County Historical Society announced Monday that an anonymous match of $90,000 has been offered for its endowment fundraising campaign, which is underway and runs through March 15.

BCHS particularly encourages IRA rollover gifts, also known as qualified charitable distributions. 

“Gifts to the endowment are particularly important now, as the society is hoping to grow the endowment to ensure financial stability for the future of the organization and the museums they operate,” BCHS Executive Director Jessica Hougen said in a press release. “This match gives all donors a chance to maximize the impact of their gift.”

The society operates the Philomath Museum and the recently-opened Corvallis Museum.

For more information on the endowment fundraising campaign, contact BCHS at 541-929-6230. For specific guidance on how to make a qualified charitable distribution, the society said givers should contact their tax adviser. has no paywall and to keep it that way, we rely on voluntary memberships. If you’re already a member, thank you for contributing. To join our community as a member or to make a one-time contribution, please CLICK HERE.