$22K Raised for Scholarships on Giving Tuesday!

Almost 100 donors supported our scholarship fund with a Giving Tuesday donation this year. Altogether, we raised $22,000, which will make the outdoors accessible for hundreds of people in 2023.
Mckenzie Campbell Davies Mckenzie Campbell Davies
Annual Giving Manager
December 03, 2022
$22K Raised for Scholarships on Giving Tuesday!
Photo courtesy of Mountaineers Adventure Club.

Giving Tuesday was a day to remember! 

As snow descended across Western Washington, many of you chose to give back to The Mountaineers with a special donation in support of The Mountaineers Access Program (MAP). We got a special surprise when a member offered to match up to $5,000 with a gift of $100 for every Giving Tuesday donation of any size. And to round out the day, a few people even joined Peak Society with gifts of $1,000!

In total, 95 donors joined together to raise $22,000 to create a more inclusive and equitable outdoor community.

Your donations are going to make the outdoors accessible for hundreds of people in 2023. 

“The gift of the scholarship brought life into me,” said Darleen, a 2-year member. Recently retired and isolated due to the pandemic, Darleen turned to The Mountaineers to build her skills and confidence outside. She hoped that there would be opportunities for her despite a drastically reduced income. “From the first class I was excited to be a part of something. As the virtual classes proceeded, I was able to connect to other students that live in my area. I was nervous about being ‘the old, slow lady,’ but each field trip I was elated to be with warm, caring, supportive people who embraced me and my different ‘aging’ abilities. I can't thank you enough for enriching my life and for skills that have given me inspiration to go outdoors.”

The MAP scholarship fund helps kids attend summer camp. It helps adults of all backgrounds find their way outdoors and plug into a supportive community. It helps people access first aid training, making our whole community safer. And it helps under-resourced youth have meaningful and memorable outdoor experiences through subsidized Mountain Workshops.

Thank you for all you do to support a healthy and inclusive outdoor community. No matter who you are, where you live, or what you give, it all makes a difference for the people and places we care about. 

We’re beyond grateful to the 95 donors who raised $22,000 towards our annual scholarship goal as part of Giving Tuesday this year. It is never too late to add your name and extend financial support to those in need so that anyone inspired to learn outdoor skills has that opportunity with The Mountaineers. Join our list of Giving Tuesday donors with a gift to support scholarships today.

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