Each summer Denali Education Center hosts fundraisers in the Charles Sheldon Center and the surrounding community. Our main fundraising events – the “Fun”-Raising Auction and the Healy Tundra Challenge Golf Tournament – work to bring our community together to celebrate our differences and have a blast in the process. In addition to being fun, our fundraisers support the programs and mission of Denali Education Center.
For over 20 years the 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 our community. All proceeds from the auction are used benefit our programs, special campus projects, and to further the mission of Denali Education Center.
Last year’s Super! Auction with headliners High Plains Jamboree- was held on Saturday, August 20
Stay tuned for information and details about this year’s fundraising extravaganza!
Click Here for the complete list of donors.
The 13th Annual Healy Tundra Challenge Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, July 8th! Join us for a day of merriment, remembrance, and golfing. Proceeds from this tournament go to the Scott Menke Memorial Fund to support Denali Education Center youth programs. Visit the tournament page for registration information.
Hosted by Black Diamond Golf Course, 18 teams of four golfers play a 9-hole scramble and compete for amazing prizes. Funds are raised through team participation, individual, and business sponsorship of the event.
Teams use their imaginations when preparing for this tournament – themes, costumes, and general good humor are 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 Photo Contest is an annual fundraising competition that invites amateur photographers to show off their best photos of the summer. This year’s categories include Landscape, People of Denali, Wildlife, Close Up, Smartphone, Just for Kids and Wildcard Category: Denali Centennial.
Enter the 2017 DEC Photo Contest here.
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