Non-profit region chooses Beaver Creek for fundraising event

BEELINE AT BEAVER CREEK. There are a plethora of reasons — namely plants and creatures — to visit Beaver Creek Preserve on a regular day, but now there’s an even better reason thanks to a nonprofit fundraiser.

The Beaver Creek Reservation has been chosen by the Amanda Geissler Memorial Foundation for its latest social media fundraising event beginning today, July 11.

The Amanda Geissler Memorial Foundation honors Thorp native Amanda Geissler, whose passion for educational opportunities for women and children was so impactful, friends and family established the nonprofit organization after her passing.

Geissler’s passion for education began after his experience volunteering in a kindergarten class in Ghana, Africa. This dedication grew as she continued to mentor young girls in Milwaukee and Minneapolis, also teaching English to women and children around the world in Peru.

The foundation, alongside the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, successfully built two schools in Geissler’s honor. Another ongoing project from the foundation is their Social Media event fundraiser, which is incredibly easy for people to donate to, thanks to – you guessed it – social media.

Chosen by the foundation at the end of June, the Beaver Creek Reservation fundraiser began July 1 and will run through August 30. To enter, simply visit Beaver Creek or any state or national park, take a photo of yourself outdoors there, and send the photo to the foundation. Facebook page or by email ([email protected]).

The foundation will donate $20 to Beaver Creek for each photo received!

To learn more about the Amanda Geissler Memorial Foundation, visit their website. To see more ways to donate to Beaver Creek or to keep up to date with their summer events, visit

Joseph K. Bennett