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.
This year’s annual fundraising event was Charlie’s Carnival and Silent Auction on Saturday, September 2. Click Here for all of the details.
We celebrated autumn in Denali with a sampling of wines, a selection of appetizers, camaraderie, and fun! Local fall-themed art was on display in the Sheldon Center. Wine samples were provided by Specialty Imports. All proceeds from the event will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Rasmuson Foundation!
The 13th Annual Healy Tundra Challenge Golf Tournament was held Saturday, July 8th! It was 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 this year’s sponsors and winners!
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 all local sponsors, donors, and team players that contribute to the success of the Healy Tundra Challenge!
Visit our Flickr album to see photos from the 2017 tournament.
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 included Landscape, People of Denali, Wildlife, Close Up, Smartphone, Just for Kids, and Wildcard Category: Denali Centennial.
See all of the 2017 Submissions on our Facebook page.
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