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ALASKA VILLAGE INITIATIVES

Denali Centennial Climb 2013

Donations as of August 22, 2014:

$4,573.58 Raised Offline
$6,092.50 Raised Online
$10,666.08 Total Raised

Denali Centennial Climb's Fundraising Page

"Sponsor a Foot Campaign" 
 

On June 7th, 1913, Hudson Stuck (Archdeacon of the Yukon), with the support of the Episcopal Church, achieved the impossible – he and his team comprised of three Native Alaskans successfully reached the summit of North America’s highest mountain – Denali. The team included co-leader Harry KarstensRobert Tatum, Alaska Natives Walter Harper, Esaias George and John Fredson . Walter Harper became the first man in history to place his foot on top of North America.

On June 7th, 2013, 100 years later, a team of bloodline descendants will retrace their forefathers’ footsteps and recreate the original climb up the untraveled North Face of Denali. In the spirit of Hudson Stuck’s vision (to empower and inspire the indigenous people of Alaska), a Centennial team made up of members from the Stuck, Karstens and Harper families will honor the legacy of their forefathers while implementing an online interactive educational campaign for the youth of Alaska and North America. Their aim is to inspire youth by sharing the incredible untold story though a modern day enterprise.

The team will be joined by Elia Saikaly of FindingLife, an organization that inspires, educates and empowers youth through the platform of adventure. FindingLife has led successful youth outreach expeditions on Mt. Everest, Mt. Kenya and beyond.

For those seeking to make a tangible contribution you can sponsor and support the expedition through our 'Sponsor a Foot' campaign. We are seeking to match the height of Denali’s summit in dollars. Each sponsor’s name will be printed on a large flag carried to the summit by the Centennial team. Prints of the summit photograph will be made available to all donors.

•Donor names will appear on the www.Denali2013.com website
•The more feet one sponsors, the larger their name will appear on the flag
•Final image will be posted on the website for download in July
•Names will also be listed on the Denali FirstGiving page
•Possibilities exist of running a 2nd campaign once we reach our goal

We need your support. "Be the change you want to see in the world."

Additionally, our Centennial team has a corporate sponsorship goal of raisning $150 000 USD. These funds are being raised offline and will support the planning, logistics, transportation, guides, technology, crews to capture the historical event and personnel needed to not only climb Denali, but to broadcast the initiative back to thousands of young people, in real-time, during the climb.

Together we can highlight and honor the contributions of each member of the original Stuck/Karstens team. Our students deserve to hear the story of real Alaskan heroes overcoming adversity to conquer “The Great One” - Denali. Join us in reaching this summit by contributing today.  Every dollar counts.

Thanks for your support!

-Denali Centennial Climb 2013 Committee
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Louise D. Congratulations in a successful climb and fulfilled dream!!!
$50.00
Ceil Matson & Jack Armitage
$100.00
Sue McHenry
$50.00
the mommy :) You had this in you the whole time, Ken...
$50.00
Barbara Conathan Good luck and be safe!
$25.00
Kris Fister
$100.00
John B good luck
$50.00
Matt C Best wishes on this very cool endeavor.
$50.00
Jean S. Awesome. So impressive.
$20.00
John Conover Great effort by a great team. We are very proud of you Ken.
$100.00
Andy Holleman
$30.00
Christine DeTroy In Spirit.....
$25.00
Bess Thoughts and prayers are with you
$30.00
Mum Be safe all of you xx I'm related to Hudson Stuck too :-) A wonderful tribute to help others
$100.00
George and Hunter Silides
$300.00
Reifler Family
$25.00
Rev. Michael and Nancy Burke Our prayers ascend with you! (And also with you...)
$30.00
Paula Benoit Way to go Kenneth!
$25.00
Denakkanaaga, Inc. Interior Alaska Native elders group.
$100.00
Gwich'in Fiddlers dancers
$112.50
Lil Bear and a bag of green
$50.00
Rebecca Lyons Good luck Dana!
$20.00
Karen VanDaff Good luck and Safe Travels!! We're all rooting for you guys!!
$25.00
Candy Mc For Baby D (Dana Wright) !
$25.00
The Frumious Bandersnatch Get Some Dana!!
$25.00
Van Horn Ely Very exciting stuff, Dana
$100.00
Toni Happy Climbing
$20.00
Cheryl Schaefer McNamara I am a relative of Harry Karsten's, which means I am somehow related to Ray, we are having a family reunion in Denali in honor of this event
$1,000.00
Ann Rappoport Best wishes as you reach your dream and inspire others!
$30.00
Kim Rice I am donating in honor of my niece, a native Alaskan, Kim Rice, whose birthday is this month.
$30.00
Thorne & Mike Conley What an exciting adventure!!
$75.00
Nicole wilkinson So awesome, Dana!
$25.00
Jessica So proud of Dana K
$100.00
Leah Matz Very inspirational! Climb safe.
$100.00
Tanana Chiefs Conf. Delegates Thank you for sharing the story of our ancestors
$1,003.58*
Jan Petri-Haines
$150.00*
Joanna VanOrden Good luck on this grand adventure!
$25.00
Mitzi Reynolds I am proud of all of you! Thank you~ be safe....
$1,000.00
Kaiyuh Baggerly Awesome project! Good luck this summer.
$20.00*
Dr. Martino Great educational initiative!
$50.00
Anonymous A great cause and a great mountain.Climb Safe.
$1,000.00
Colin Trethewey An inspiring initiative.
$50.00
Colin Trethewey An inspiring initiative.
$75.00
Peter Crimp and Paula Cullenberg
$50.00
North Star Behavioral Health Center Thank you for inspiring our children. We look forward to seeing you on the mountain!
$1,500.00*
John, Jane, Harry, and Mabel in Maine
$100.00
Tom & Ruby What an exciting venture. Best of luck!
$25.00
Mike & Jane Harper We are excited to support this wonderful project. Please join us.
$900.00*
Harry & Mabel They can only dream about being sled dogs!
$500.00
Roger & Julianne Anders As a great-niece of Walter Harper I wish the expedition the very best! Julianne
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$4,574
Raised Online
$6,093
Total Raised
$10,666
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