Washington’s National Park Fund (WNPF) will host its annual Spring Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. Focused on “National Parks, Personal Experiences,” this lively event aims to raise more than $300,000 to support priority park projects in Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks. People can register for, or donate to, the Spring Dinner and Auction at wnpf.org/spring-dinner-and-auction.
Last year’s event raised a record-breaking $342,000 for the national parks; from that, $125,000 was designated for youth and family programs. This year, a portion of auction proceeds will support the Junior Ranger Program in Mount Rainier National Park, search and rescue in North Cascades National Park, and Citizen Science/Marmot Monitoring in Olympic National Park.
The event will feature multiple silent auctions, a live auction and two raffles. Guests have the opportunity to bid on and win exclusive experiences in the parks, outdoor gear, nature-themed art and more.
Washington’s National Park Fund has awarded more than $5.3 million to Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks over the past nine years. Funds are used to support projects in four core areas: advancing science and research, improving visitors’ experiences, expanding volunteerism and stewardship, and providing for youth and family programs. It is the only philanthropic organization dedicated solely to these three national parks and 100% of the donations stay in Washington State for this purpose.
About Washington’s National Parks Fund
Washington’s National Park Fund (WNPF) is the official philanthropic partner of Mount Rainier, North Cascades, and Olympic National Parks, which span more than 1.6 million acres of the Evergreen state. Annually, WNPF allocates monies to 50-75 park priority projects with the goal of deepening the public’s love for, understanding of, and experiences in Washington’s National Parks. Get involved at wnpf.org.