Pledge Now! - Hiking for Danish America - Fundraiser

  • August 10, 2020
  • August 15, 2020
  • Colorado Trail

HIKING FOR DANISH AMERICA - FUNDRAISER FOR ALL ORGANIZATIONS


     


The Hike For Danish America was completed August 11!  But you can still pledge for a few more days! Please send your pledge funds directly to the organization you chose.  If you need assistance, please email us and we will help.  Thank you to everyone for their support and participation!

This summer, let’s raise funds for our Danish American organizations! Sponsor Danish America’s “Hiking Viking”, NFDA’s president, Bruce Bro, as he traverses the 500-mile Colorado Trail.

In the National Foundation for Danish America’s weekly emails, you’ve seen the widespread cancelling of every major event in our Danish American world. It’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on organizations across the country. Across Danish America donations are down.  The NFDA is here to help the “down” go “up”. 

Enter the “Hiking Viking”!  Starting June 29th, Bruce Bro will traverse the 500-mile Colorado Trail for six-to-eight weeks from Waterton Canyon, southwest of Denver, to Durango.  He will navigate to 13,271 feet above sea level and keep above 10,000 feet for most of the trail.



You can help Danish America as Bruce clocks miles . Here’s how:

  • Individuals and/or organizations  can participate
  • Pledge per-mile, or a fixed amount for the entire hike
  • Identify which Danish American organization or combination of organizations you’d like to support.  100% of your pledge goes to the organization you choose!


What the NFDA will do:

  • Track all pledges 
  • Monitor the “Hiking Viking’s” progress
  • Let you know when the hike is completed and how to send your funds directly to your supported organization


How we’ll make it fun and inclusive:

  • Take the hike with Bruce through social media and the website
  • Bruce will post pictures and videos as he progresses
  • Send Bruce “hilsener” and tell everyone which organization you support and why
  • Include your pledges on our website and weekly emails
  • Promote the event and pledges on social media


Oh -- if you’re skeptical about Bruce’s ability, don’t be. He can do it – he’s hiked the Grand Canyon, rim-to-rim, reached Mt. Everest’s Base camp in the Himalayas, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, and climbed the highest peaks in the U.S.!  


Please join us to raise funds for Danish America!  Let us know that you’re interested in being a part of Project “Hiking Viking”. 

Tusind tak,

The NFDA Board
Karin Schoen Wasler, Linda Steffensen, Katrine Vange, Bruce Bro

Submit Your Pledge Here

NFDA Facebook Page


Benevolent Mountaineer Hikes For Danish America - by Barb Ceruti

Participating Organizations:
(To add your Danish American non-profit club or organization, please email us at info@DanishAmerica.org )

  • American-Scandinavian Foundation - New York
  • Danebod Folk School - Tyler, MN
  • Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS)
  • Danish American Center - Minneapolis, MN
  • The Danish Home of Chicago
  • The Danish Home of Chicago Foundation
  • Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
  • Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
  • Danish National Committee of Southern California
  • Danish Seamen's Church - Brooklyn, NY
  • Danish Sisterhood of America, Museum Archival Project
  • Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
  • Denver Danes - Colorado
  • Den Danske Klub '88 - Colorado
  • Elverhøj Museum of History and Art - Solvang, CA
  • Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center - New York
  • Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
  • National Foundation for Danish America
  • Northwest Danish Association - Portland, OR and Seattle, WA
  • Rebild National Park Society
  • Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL

Well over $20,000 in Pledges so far!!!

Tusind Tak to these individuals and families who have pledged to support Danish America!

Craig Longuevan Irvine  California  Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Patti Olsen Shoreline   Washington Northwest Danish Association - Portland, OR & Seattle, WA
Patti Olsen Shoreline  Washington  Danish Sisterhood of America
Karen Keathley  Itasca Illinois  Other Danish American Non-Profit Club or Organization (Museum of Danish America DSS archival fund )
Sandy Wunder
 Eaton  Colorado Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Deb Christensen Larsen Harlan   Iowa Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Laura Malczewski Des Plaines   Illinois Danish Home of Chicago
Ivan Paulsen  Walker  Minnesota Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
Seena Drapala Minden   Nevada Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Thomas Lund  Kila Montana 
Museum of Danish America - Elk
Horn, Iowa
Penny McDonald  San Antonio Texas 
Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Janie C. Las Vegas Nevada  Rebild Natl Park Society
Alan & Daria Iversen  Clifton Park New York  Danish Home of Chicago
Chris Haxager Winnetka Illinois  Danish Home of Chicago
Svend & Lois Toftemark Eugene  Oregon  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Danish Sisterhood, Lodge #102  Des Moines Iowa  Danish Sisterhood of America
Donna and Jorgen Andersen  Arcadia  California Rebild Natl Park Society
Erin Bro 
Marshalltown
 Iowa Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
 Doug Bro  Claremont California  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Kristian Poulsen Sierra Madre California  Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Reed and Jamie Bro Colorado Springs  Colorado  National Foundation for Danish America
Dansk Amerikansk Klub, aalborg Denmark Aalborg  Arizona Danish Home of Chicago
Sune Frederiksen  Berea Kentucky  Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
Steve Albertsen  Lincoln  Nebraska Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
Kirsten Pedersen Elgin   Illinois Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL
Glenda M Madrid  Solvang California  Other Danish American Non-Profit Club or Organization (Danish Sisterhood of America - MODA Archival Fund)
Kirsten Pedersen  Elgin Illinois  Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL
Danish Sisterhood Dagmar Lodge #4 Chicago  Illinois 

Danish Sisterhood of America for the Museum Archival Project

Shirley Iversen  Rochester   New York Danish Sisterhood of America
Shirley Iversen Rochester   New York Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
Alexandra Barrett Berrie Altadena California  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Esther Jacobsen Bates  Solvang California  Elverhøj Museum of History and Art - Solvang, CA
Marie Farrell North Ridgeville  Ohio Danish Sisterhood of America
Ellen Stolfa Chicago Illinois  Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL
Ellen Stolfa Chicago Illinois  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Ellen Stolfa
Chicago Illinois  Danish Home of Chicago
Marianne Swanson
Littleton Colorado  Other Danish American Non-Profit Club or Organization (Danish-America,Bruce Bro)
Sara Whitney
Colorado Springs Colorado  Danish Sisterhood of America
Bernadette Brown
Raleigh North Carolina  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Lydia Plunk
Diamond Bar California Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Sindy Mikkelsen
Santa Rosa California  Other Danish American Non-Profit Club or Organization (Contributing toward the preservation work at the museum.)
Harvey Andersen
Exira Iowa  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Mike Nielsen
Altoona Iowa  Other Danish American Non-Profit Club or Organization (Danish Brotherhood Lodge #15, Des Moines, IA)
Anonymous Erlanger
Kentucky Rebild Natl Park Society
Christy Conner Pasadena California Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Jane Mennem Castle Rock Colorado Rebild Natl Park Society
Lori Carlson
Scottsdale Arizona  Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
Anonymous Montclair
New Jersey National Foundation for Danish America
Ellen Lodge 21 Danish Sisterhood
Littleton Colorado  Danish Sisterhood of America
Ellen Lodge 21 Danish Sisterhood
Littleton Colorado  Danish Home of Chicago
Ellen Lodge 21 Danish Sisterhood
Littleton Colorado  Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
Ellen Lodge 21 Littleton  Colorado  Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
Ellen Lodge 21 Danish Sisterhood
Littleton Colorado  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Melinda Brown
Littleton Colorado  National Foundation for Danish America
Melinda Brown
Littleton Colorado  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Carol and John Rudisill
Des Moines Iowa  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Jensen Accounting Inc. Cardiff by the Sea California Other Danish American Non-Profit Club or Organization (House of Denmark)
Jensen Accounting Inc. Cardiff by the Sea
California Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Benedikte Ehlers
Eugene Oregon Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Benedikte Ehlers Eugene Oregon Danish Home of Chicago
Judith Bro Weehawken
New Jersey Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Jette Bender Hoschton Georgia Danish Home of Chicago
Lara Rasmussen
Libertyville Illinois Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL
Bente Rasmussen
Libertyville Illinois Danish Sisterhood of America
Bente Rasmussen
Libertyville Illinois Danish Home of Chicago
Jean Jackson
Western Springs Illinois  Rebild Natl Park Society
Jean Jackson
 Western Springs Illinois Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL
Jean Jackson
Western Springs Illinois  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Johannes Smits
Roselle Illinois Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL
Jan & Chris Glintborg Elgin Illinois  Scandinavian Park Inc. NFP - South Elgin, IL
Thomas "Gunny" Harboe Chicago Illinois Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Barbara Ceruti Naperville Illinois Danish Home of Chicago
Christie Gehringer Omaha Nebraska Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
 Doug Bro Claremont California Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Alan Leo Mores Harlan Iowa Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Alan Leo Mores Harlan Iowa Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
Alan Leo Mores Harlan Iowa Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn
Mette A Haydt Hemet  California Rebild Natl Park Society
John Mark & Dawn Nielsen Blair Nebraska National Foundation for Danish America
Dianne and Paul Anderson Seattle Washington Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Dianne and Paul Anderson Seattle Washington Northwest Danish Association - Portland, OR & Seattle, WA
Marianne Swanson Littleton Colorado National Foundation for Danish America
Bruce & Kristie Hansen Mendez Chicago Illinois Rebild Natl Park Society
Bruce & Kristie Hansen Mendez Chicago
Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
Bruce & Kristie Hansen Mendez Chicago Illinois Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Bruce & Kristie Hansen Mendez Chicago Illinois Other Danish American Non-Profit Club or Organization Danish Sisterhood -Dagmar Lodge #4
Bruce & Kristie Hansen Mendez Chicago Illinois Danish Home of Chicago
Larsen Wealth Management of Raymond James
Scottsdale Arizona National Foundation for Danish America
Maria Donhauser
Claremont California Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA
Bert Schou Cedar Falls Iowa Rebild Natl Park Society
Lisa Riggs Elk Horn Iowa Rebild Natl Park Society
Lisa Steen Riggs Elk Horn Iowa Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa
Julie Mortensen North Ridgeville Ohio Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE
Sune Frederiksen Berea Kentucky Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Sune Frederiksen Berea Kentucky Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS)
Sune & Barbara Frederiksen Berea Kentucky Rebild Natl Park Society
Lee Ann Black Sun City Arizona National Foundation for Danish America
Anonymous Beaverton Oregon Danish Sisterhood of America
Ron and Mary Bro Cedar Falls Iowa  Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa
Anonymous Liberty Missouri Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa

Beth Bro-Roof

Cedar Rapids

Iowa

National Foundation for Danish America

Beth Bro-Roof

Cedar Rapids

Iowa

Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

DSS Ellen Lodge #21, Denver CO

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Den Danske Klub '88 - Colorado

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Denver Danes - Colorado

Karin Wasler

Los Angeles

California

Danish Sisterhood of America

Frank and Edith Christensen

Shoreline

Washington

Northwest Danish Association - Seattle, WA

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Audubon IA

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Audubon IA

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kimballton IA

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

American-Scandinavian Foundation - New York

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Den Danske Pioneer

Joanna Christensen

Castle Rock

Colorado

Rebild Natl Park Society

Lydia Plunk

Diamond Bar 

California

Danish Lutheran Church - Yorba Linda, CA

Christine Lundsberg Geiger

Buffalo Grove

Illinois

Rebild Natl Park Society

Elizabeth, Linda and Elsa Steffensen

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS)

Elizabeth, Linda and Elsa Steffensen

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Danish American Archive & Library - Blair, NE

Elsa, Linda and Elizabeth Steffensen

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Danish Windmill - Elk Horn, Iowa

Elsa, Linda and Elizabeth Steffensen

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Danish Sisterhood of America

Linda, Elsa and Elizabeth Steffensen

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Danish Home Foundation of Chicago

Linda, Elsa and Elizabeth Steffensen

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa

Linda, Elsa and Elizabeth Steffensen

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Rebild Natl Park Society

HANNE BEUBE

Burr Ridge

Illinois

Danish Home of Chicago

Nike Whitcomb

Chicago

Illinois

Danish Home Foundation of Chicago

Gerry Henningsen

Monument

Colorado

Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa

Peter Orum

St. Charles

Illinois

Danish Home of Chicago

Paul Roge

Grayslake

Illinois

Danish Home of Chicago

Kent and Connie Hanson

Glendora

California

Museum of Danish America - Elk Horn, Iowa

Kent and Connie Hanson

Glendora

California

Rebild Natl Park Society

Anne Grethe Nielsen

Yorba Linda

California

Danish Lutheran Church, Yorba Linda

Arne Brinkland

Chino Hills

California

Rebild Natl Park Society

Arne Brinkland

Chino Hills

California

Danish Lutheran Church, LosAngeles

Linda 

Hoffman Estates

Illinois

Rebild Natl Park Society

Joy Duling

Bartonville

Illinois

NFDA


Some of Bruce's past hiking adventures...

2008 - Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. (Photo at right - he claimed the mountain for Denmark!)
2013 - Mt Everest Base Camp, Nepal
2013 - Mt Whitney, highest peak in lower 48 states
2016 - Grand Canyon Arizona Rim-to-Rim
Over many years - 20 of Colorado's highest peaks "The 14ers"


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Wilmette, Illinois 60091

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