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Fundraising Events

Fundraising Events

NEIM hosts fundraising events throughout the year to bring our community together and help raise necessary funds for our non-profit school. With fun and purposeful intent, these events are successful each year. Thank you to all our attendees and supporters both past and future!

Proceeds from NEIM events offset operating expenses of the school and help maintain low tuition rates. NEIM is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit entity. All donations to NEIM are tax deductible.

  • 2021-2022
  • 2020-2021
    • Personal Fundraiser (in lieu of the annual dinner & auction) – NEIM families were invited to create their own personal fundraiser and the highest collectors received prizes! Wow! We have some creative and amazing families!
    • Annual Crater Trail Run – Crater Trail Run 2021
    • Nordic Fest – Waffle stand
  • Past Events
    • Around the World in 5 Plates (dinner & auction)
    • Garage Sale (in conjunction with city-wide garage sale)
    • Women’s Clothing Auction
    • Nordic Fest (family rest stop & water play zone)

Sip ‘n Style Clothing Auction

Friday, May 20, 2022     |      6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Calling all you thrifty ladies! Join us for a girls night out at our Sip ‘n Style Clothing Auction—benefitting Northeast Iowa Montessori. Bring your besties for an evening of wine and fab secondhand wear. Score a gorgeous new-to-you bag or garment!
Now is the time to go through your closets and pull those items that will make the highest bidder swoon. Gently worn, never worn, still has the tags, super cool vintage items all create a great bidding war! This year we are looking for women’s, men’s and children’s clothing as well as shoes and accessories. See our FB page for more details:  Sip ‘n Style Clothing Auction
Contact Val Deeney 402-319-4006 or NEIMSipnStyleAuction@gmail.com 

Annual Crater Trail Run

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Learn More: Crater Trail Run 2022


Come to Northeast Iowa’s bluff country, a place unlike anywhere else in the state, and perhaps the Midwest to run the off-road, single track trails of Van Peenen Memorial Park.

Van Peenen Memorial Park is one of Decorah’s 13 parks that make outdoor fun and staying fit a way of life in Winneshiek County. The trails are groomed, marked and ready for the more adventurous types like you. This area is part of the outstanding 17-mile system of single-track mountain bike trails. Here is your chance to challenge your body by running them. The parks were even cause to be mentioned in Men’s Journal magazines “52 Great American Weekends” feature. Enthusiasts drive in from all parts of the Midwest to enjoy these trails. Come see why!

On your adventure to Decorah as you experience our trail run, you will find our city’s premier campground, butterfly gardens, a scenic waterfall, the Upper Iowa River tubing and canoeing attractions, hiking, biking, and walking trails; not to mention the modern twist on Midwestern charmed business district where unique shops offer gifts and gear galore! But don’t take our word for it…check it out!

A portion of the proceeds will be split between the Northeast Iowa Montessori School, the Decorah Human Powered Trails and the Decorah Park & Rec.

Click Here For More Trail Run Information

NOTE: (Formerly the Driftless Discovery Trail Run)