Founder's Event


5th Annual Founder's Event

Live & Silent Auctions | Raffle | Door Prizes

17th October
Starts at 6pm

Grand Prize Raffle Drawing

Enter for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience & support wildlife in need! The grand prize is a private, wildlife release party for up to 15 guests. Watch as a newly rehabilitated patient soars to freedom during an up-close encounter with wildlife that you will never forget.

 Raffle ticket purchases are limited to 100 entries, so make sure to get yours early.

The Grand Prize drawing will take place on October 17th during our virtual Founder’s Event. You do not need to be present at the live event to win.

Congrats to winner Jean Quinsey!

Our Sponsors

This evening is not possible without the help of our sponsors. Register as a sponsor online by visiting our event page or clicking the links below. Thank you for your continued support.

All sponsorships receive business listings in all event publicity.

Event Sponsors

Auction Item Sponsors

About Our Founder

This annual event is in honor of the woman who started it all, Sharnelle Fee. It was Sharnelle who purchased our 105 acres east of Astoria & began building what is now the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. Today, we are still the only rehabilitation facility that specializes in seabirds in the Pacific Northwest, and the only wildlife hospital on the Oregon Coast. We strive every day to be the very best we can and provide the absolute best care possible for the animals that rely upon us. We are all very thankful for Sharnelle and the dedication she had for our local wildlife.

 With your support, we will ensure Sharnelle’s legacy lives on!

Meet the Speakers

Thank you to this year’s speakers!

David Reid

Executive Director, Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce

Josh Saranpaa

Executive Director, Wildlife Center of the North Coast

Jen Zamon

Board President, Wildlife Center of the North Coast

Event Schedule

Short, sweet & to the point!

6:00 PM

Introduction & Opening

Speaker: David Reid, Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce
6:10 PM

Wildlife Center Update

Speaker: Josh Saranpaa, Executive Director
6:20 PM

Thank You to All

Speaker: Jen Zamon, WCNC Board President
6:30 PM

What We Do Video

CAT Footwear: The Value of a Wild Heartbeat
6:45 PM

Live Auction & Paddle Bid

Speaker: David Reid
7:00 PM

Silent Auction Close & Closing Remarks

Speaker: David Reid

Thankful for Supporters Like You

Without your support, we would not have been able to help the thousands of wildlife patients that have come to us in need of care. Your financial gift means everything to us, because it allows us to continue the life-saving work we love.

Sponsor Our Event

Your sponsorship increases the amount we are able to raise & is the backbone of our fundraiser.

5th Annual Founder's Event

Join us for our live-streamed event on October 17th at 6pm.

Event Page

Grand Prize Raffle

Enter for your chance to win a wildlife release party & support wildlife in need.