All Aboard for Children

September 7, 2023

Celebrating Providence Alaska Children's Hospital — Caring for Children in our Community for 25 Years


Benefiting Adolescent Mental Health

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The Alaska Community Together Again for All Aboard for Children

Providence Alaska Foundation was thrilled to return to our partnership with Holland America/Princess Lines and Alaska Railroad to provide our close friends and supporters of Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital the well-loved fundraising dinner train to Spencer Glacier. We hadn’t been on the train together since 2019 and the excitement was palpable from the moment attendees walked through the depot door.

Before boarding the train, the intention for the evening was set best by Brandy Stratman, Senior Manager Clinic Operations for Behavioral Health services in Alaska, who shared a poignant story from a teen girl that reminded everyone the importance of mental health care for adolescents, especially after our recent pandemic.

Mother Nature joined the event by providing phenomenal weather for grand views over the five course meal with wine parings provided by Holland America’s fabulous catering team. We were also lucky to have Laurie Kelley, Providence Chief Philanthropy Officer, join us for the event.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and attendees who made the event successful by investing over $175,000 toward Providence programs addressing keeping Alaska’s youth mentally healthy. It was a lovely way to celebrate Providence Alaska Children’s Hospital care of children in our community for 25 years!

2023 Event Gallery

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors

Train Level

Alaska Emergency Medicine Associates
Davis Constructors & Engineers Inc.

Engine Level


Depot Level

Architects Alaska Inc.
ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.

Track Level

Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
Bristol Bay Native Corporation
Enstar Natural Gas Company
Deanna and Jon Nafzger
Swalling General Contractors
Tote Maritime Alaska
Wells Fargo

Whistle Stop Level

Alaska Airlines
Suzanne Carté-Cocroft
Ella and Brook Goss
Denali Kemppel and Kevin Cuddy
Shannon and Jason Metrokin

Dave and DeAnne Rand
Yuit Communications 

Generous Underwriters since 1998

Alaska Railroad
Holland America Line/Princess Cruises