Each summer Denali Education Center hosts two main fundraisers as well as several smaller events that take place in the Charles Sheldon Center and the surrounding community. Our two main fundraising events- The DEC Auction and the Healy Tundra Golf Challenge- work to bring our Denali community together to celebrate our differences and have a blast in the process. In addition to being fun, our fundraising events support the programs and mission of Denali Education Center.
For over 20 years the DEC Auction has been a cornerstone event for the Denali community. Each summer our annual auction comes together to celebrate the friends, fun, and people that make up the community of Denali. All proceeds from the auction are used benefit our programs, special campus projects, and to further the mission of Denali Education Center.
The 12th Annual Healy Tundra Challenge Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 9th, and raised over $12,300! Proceeds from this tournament help fund the Scott Menke Memorial Fund as well as Denali Education Center youth programs.
Hosted by Black Diamond Golf Course, during this fundraiser, 18 teams of four golfers play a 9-hole scramble and compete for their share of amazing prizes. Funds are raised through team participation as well as individual and business sponsorship of the event.
Teams should use their imagination when preparing for this tournament- themes, costumes and general good humor are all encouraged. Prizes are Awarded including…
Winning Team- Lowest score
Red Lantern – Highest score
Best Team Theme
Best Individual Costume
Most Spirited Award
Closest to the Pin
Thank you to Specialty Imports, Denali Grizzly Bear Resort, Doyon/Aramark Joint Venture and the local Denali artists who helped us kick off the 2016 season with Wilderness & Wine: A Wine Tasting and Art Show Fundraiser!Folks were treated to a sampling 40 wines and beers, a variety of tasty appetizers, and the wilderness-themed artwork by local artists that adorned the walls of the Charles Sheldon Center through the month of June.
DEC PHOTO CONTEST
The DEC Photo Contest is an annual fundraising competition that invites amateur photographers to show off their best photos of the summer. Categories include Landscape, People of Denali, Wildlife, Close Up, Smartphone, Just for Kids and a wildcard category.
See all of the 2016 Submissions on our facebook page.
2016 DEC Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner “Future Stewards” by Jen Reifler
Landscape Winner “Sunset on Sugarloaf” by Andy Schussler
Closeup Winner ” A Drop of Golden Sun” by James Rio
People of Denali Winner “Alive” by Andy Schussler
Thank you to everyone that participated in our Photo Contest.
To see all of the 2016 Submissions visit our Facebook page.