Thank you to our corporate sponsors, individual donors, and granting partners. These folks rock! And help make our winter-loving community a safer place by supporting daily forecasts, classes, and events. Learn about 2023/2024 sponsorship here.

2022-2023 Granting Partners

Great Fish Challenge and the Whitefish Community Foundation

We are so grateful for our winter-loving community and the support you show us through this annual campaign. While these folks' donations are recognized through the Whitefish Community Foundation, we like to include them in the below list since they play a huge role in making this work possible. 


BNSF has been a long supporter of avalanche safety and the avalanche center. Working closely together on weather stations, observations, and more throughout the years. We are grateful to add them to our list of granting partners for the 2021-2022 season. 

Dream Marine & Ski-Doo

Huge thanks to our friends at Dream Marine in Libby, and Ski-Doo's parent company BRP, who are supporting avalanche forecasts with a loaner snowmobile courtesy of Ski-Doo for the 2022-2023 season. This is a critical piece of equipment for our forecast and education team and we are so grateful for your continued support of this program.  

Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau

The WCVB is supporting the 21-22 season with signage at popular trailheads (coming soon!), support of the fireside chats, our facilitated community debrief chats, and the Northern Rockies Snow and Avalanche Workshop. 

Diamond - Sponsors who donated more than $3,000

Platinum - Sponsors who donated between $2000 to $2999

Gold - Sponsors who donated between $1000 to $1999

Dow & Becky Smith-Powell
Hall-Halliburton Foundation, Inc. Jean Agather Tom & Teresa Quinn Fund

Silver - Sponsors who donated between $500 to $999

D.L. Morgan Revocable Trust Denise and Jandy @ RMO
Don & Colleen Scharfe Felicia Ennis Janet Mayo Malzahn Charitable Trust
North Valley Hospital Foundation Richard and Lisa Steiner Robin Cross

Bronze - Sponsors who donated between $250 to $499

Alan and Frances Davis Glacier Bank Jewel Basin Yurt Seth Carbonari
Andrew and Gina King Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Kent and Kim Taylor Weston Backcountry
Bayne Family Fund Goodrich Penser Larry and Val Parsons Wheelie Creative
BioLehti Hidden Moose Lodge Michael and Lindsey Hromadka Whitefish Vertical Adventures
Charles Hlavac

Copper - Sponsors who donated between $100 to $249

Adam & Aubrey Clark Edgar Heger (in memory of Rob O'Neill) Kim Givler Scott Rowley
Aidan Myhre Erin & Noah Bodman Kim and Jan Richards Stephen & Christine Shea
Annika Silverman Fred and Sarah Jones Kramer Family Fund Sydney Lillard and Karen Perser
Applied Materials Foundation Glacier Mortgage Leslie and Will Hunt Tamarack Foundation, Inc.
Bill Sugars Grady, David and Linda Engh-Grady Lynda Montgomery Tanya and Judah Gersh
Cary and Annell Danczyk Jesse and Kevin Oberholser Matt and Saddie Baldwin Terry Knupp
Chris Gotschalk Joseph and Deanne Sramek Mow Family The Belanger Boys
Dan and Ann Fagre Joshua Nielsen Ron Bachrach The Landlord
Dan Short Josie Bestwick Scott and Jane Wheeler Timothy Strand and Susan Pfirman
Danielle Coffman Karen Black

Additional Supporters - Sponsors who donated between $1 and $99

Elizabeth Pitman Kenny Gasch Scott and Caroline Lawhead
Alice Ford Elizabeth Sasseman Designs Laura Bell Steven Cook
Ben Johnson Gabriel Dillon Libby Fields Terry Chute & Jane Kollmeyer
Beth Sobba Gary B Moore Louis Schmidt The Struss Family
Brandon and Kathryn French Genevieve Bennett Martha Hunt The Urbanski Family
Brian and Heidi Miller Gordon Johnson Mary Winter The ZaneRay Group
Brooke and Charlie Hoving Hans Fischer Matthew Brake Tim and Ali Good
Carl and Kellsey Perkins Ian and Antonia Dennis Meg Killen Tim and Hilary Shaw
Charles and Linda Maetzold Jenny Cloutier Mike and LJ McClellan Trevor and Kacy Howard
Chris Gotschalk Jer Lundgren Nathan & Betsy Russell and Kids Will and Bonnie Smith
Chris Holdhusen Jeremiah Martin Pete Francisco Will Urbanski
Chuck and Rita Stearns John Muhlfeld and Stephanie Sunshine Rebecca Briber William and Catherine Love
David and Heidi Hust Family Judah Gersh Richard & Glenda Gehri William Thomas
Don Lewis Kate Atha Sam and Julie Tickle Woody's Weeds and Woods
Donald Lewis Keith Meehan Sam Kavanagh Zak Anderson
Doug Griesel Kelly & Marc O'Brien Sam Watson and Carson Ramsden