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. 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 we come together to celebrate our programs and the people that make up our community. All proceeds from the auction are used to further our mission of connecting people to Denali and wild places everywhere by providing financial support for youth programs, making improvements to our campus and facilities, and helping us expand our reach.
The Annual Healy Tundra Challenge Golf Tournament is held around the 2nd weekend of July each year. It is a day of merriment, remembrance, and golfing. Proceeds from this fun and wacky tournament go to the Scott Menke Memorial Fund to support our youth programs and provide scholarships to graduating seniors in the Denali Borough. Visit the tournament page for more information and registration.
Hosted by Black Diamond Golf Course, 9 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.
W.I.L.D. about Denali Brunch at Creekside Cafe
Every year in September the McKinley Creekside Cafe hosts a fundraising brunch with all restaurant sales, server tips, and employee labor donated to our WILD About Denali program.
Most of the donations raised from the brunch go towards full scholarships for WILD about Denali participants. WILD groups typically camp for a week at Wonder Lake where campers hike, explore, and learn about the Wonder Lake area in the heart of Denali National Park and Preserve. In addition to funding scholarships, Creekside Cafe provides a lunch for the participants free of charge while they are visiting Denali. We cannot thank them enough for all they do to support this program!!
Visit Mckinley Creekside Lodge and Cafe’s Facebook page for announcements about this and their other incredible events!
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