Fund Raising with Alpine Ascents
Alpine Ascents is proud of our long tradition of both community and international involvement. From Seattle's esteemed Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to the Sherpa Education Fund, we like to get involved in helping non-profits reach their goals.
We realize that many of our climbers are involved with non-profit organizations and Alpine Ascents is happy to work with a number of organizations each year.
How it Works
Expeditions as an Auction Donation
Each year Alpine Ascents donates climbs, such as a 3 day climb of Mt. Baker to non-profit organizations. Last season we had over 50 requests for donations and we try to grant as many as possible, based on the permits allotted.
If you are interested in applying for a donated climb to auction, please submit the proposal by August 31st. The proposals will be reviewed and donations will be awarded by October 1st, for the following summer season.
Discounts on individuals doing Fund Raising Climbs
Each year we try and discount a number of climbers who are joining scheduled trips but raising money for a non profit organization. Over the past few years, we have received over 100 requests for discounts a year, but we do try and award a few each season. Applicants must:
- Have all monies for the expedition paid by the organization
- The organization must have an active and current website
- The organization needs to have been in operation at least three full years
Fund Raising Groups on Private Climbs
We have worked with many organizations over the past 20 years and will continue to host discounted climbs for non profit organizations. In short, groups of climbers raise money for their organizations (often finding donors that give a flat rate or per foot rate) and then hire Alpine Ascents to lead the fund raising climb. In turn, Alpine Ascents discounts the climb so a larger portion of the money collected can stay with the non-profit.
Raising Awareness and Supporting Fund Raising Climbs
We are happy to offer our climbers space on this web page with a link and logo for their various fundraising and charitable efforts. See Highlighted Climbs below.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions as we are happy to assist in putting together a climb that meets your groups needs.
Climbs For Charity
For the past twenty years, Alpine Ascents has been working closely with non-profit organizations in an effort to support community based programs. As of 2011 we have helped raise over $3 million for worthwhile causes. Our endeavors have included climbs to Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Baker Glacier Peak, Denali, and Everest Base Camp Trek for organizations such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, The Climb for Cancer Foundation, The Survivor Fund, The Red Campaign, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Emily Griffith Center, The Ronald McDonald House, Team Survivor Northwest, Passages Northwest, C.A.N. (Cure Autism Now), Hats Off For Cancer, The American Red Cross, Generous Adventures, Seattle Academy, PAWS, King County Search and Rescue, The Center for the Prevention of School Violence and S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violence Everywhere). Through these climbs, Alpine Ascents can work to transform the individual goals of mountaineering to positively affect the lives of many. With the current popularity of mountaineering, it is timely to use this momentum to recognize the goals and struggles of people from all walks of life. Alpine Ascents is proud to be affiliated with such outstanding organizations and we will continue to expand our work in this area.If you are interested in any of these programs, or have an organization you support, please contact us about fund and awareness raising ideas: Climb@AlpineAscents.com
Brian Dickinson and Adam Henry aim to climb the 7 summits. They put together a website to earn money but the idea has grown way beyond just climbing mountains. Their goal is to raise enough money through the site to not only fund the trips but to also give $1.4 million back to those in need. For each summit they’re targeting $100k for an unfortunate family as well as a charity ($200k per summit).
Sarah McDonald's Kilimanjaro Fundraiser
Direct Donations for the Food Bank of the Rockies
Climb to Fight Breast Cancer Summer, 2008
All Proceeds to Benefit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center needs your help AND stamina to aid our efforts to raise awareness and funds to eradicate breast cancer. Every summer outdoor enthusiasts join together, in honor or memory of loved ones who have battled breast cancer, to ascend some of Washington's most breathtaking peaks. Join us in 2008 as the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer ventures up Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Baker, and Mt. Rainier (Rainier & Elbrus applicants will be subject to an Alpine Ascents phone interview prior to confirmation on the team) Help raise funds to support the Hutch's mission to find a cure for breast cancer. Team size is limited, so register early!
For more information, email the Hutchinson Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-667-1398.
Mills Davis' 2004 Everest Climb for Girls Inc.
Inspired by a passion for climbing, and motivated by her commitment to Girls Incorporated of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Mills Funk Davis is showing her support and enthusiasm for Girls Inc., by making her climb of Mount Everest a fundraising event for Girls Inc. Thousands of letters have been sent out to let people from all over know of this event, and to ask for their support of Mills’ physical challenge and to help support funding for Girls Inc. All donations go directly to Girls Inc. of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Girls Incorporated of Bowling Green is a non-profit organization that serves over 500 girls yearly in the Bowling Green/Warren County area and its surrounding communities since 1954. Serving any girls between the ages of 5 through 18 years of age, their mission is to inspire all girls to become Strong, Smart, and Bold. Girls Inc. provides girls the opportunities needed to make a difference in their lives and the tools needed to become successful women in the future. For more information, or to make a donation, call 270-781-3549.
The Survivor Fund's "Climb for Courage"
From May 22 to June 15, we're climbing for a cause! The Climb for Courage is a fundraising effort launched by The Survivor Fund, a non-profit charitable organization founded to raise money and awareness for the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and related programs.Since 1995, the Program has treated survivors from more than 50 different countries, offering counseling, medical and psychological care, language lessons, and employment guidance. Perhaps most importantly, the Program reaches out and shows these men and women that someone cares and wants to help.Please join our team in spirit, for just a penny per foot! To learn more about this great cause and make a secure online donation, visit our website at www.survivorfund.org.
The Climb for Courage has been privately funded, and 100% of donations to The Survivor Fund go directly to supporting the Bellevue/NYU Program and related activities.
For more than 20 years the MAUZY FOUNDATION has supported special education in the San Francisco Bay Area. The foundation funds programs for over 200 students with Autism, Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Vision and Hearing impairment, and other Neurological disordersMatthew is a student at the Mauzy School in Alamo, CA. He is Autistic. Don Bender is Matthew's dad. In January 2002 Don climbed to the top of Aconcagua with Alpine Ascents.
This website is about the climb and the foundation. The Mauzy Foundation is offering a 30 minute digital quality documentary video of this climb to contributors to the foundation. The video is an amateur production about an ascent of the Polish Traverse route. It will give the aspiring climber a sense of what it is like to exist and travel in the harsh conditions above 22,000 feet. Visit our website to request a copy of the video and to learn more about the Mauzy Foundation and the climb.
Alpine Ascents is proud to have been a corporate sponsor of the following organizations. We support their committed efforts to protect the environment and provide valuable resources for the climbing community.
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