2021 Virtual Benefit Gathering

In the fall of 2021, Outward Bound USA hosted a virtual event that gathered alumni, donors, staff, friends and distinguished guests, all as Crew. Our alumni emcees, Mayra Chavez and Mel Gonzalez, and our event host, Ben Farrell, led us and over 300 of our closest friends, on a virtual journey to rediscover the Outward Bound experience, and celebrate the many ways that Outward Bound “Inspires Bold Futures!” 

Together, we raised over $200,000 for Outward Bound USA's work to support the 11 regional Outward Bound Schools across the country.

Thank you to our Corporate Crew and Compass Rose Circle and to the 2021 Outward Bound USA Board of Directors for making this event possible. 

Special recognition for our inspiring and esteemed speakers, U.S. Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, Congressman and Outward Bound Alumnus, Don Beyer, and New York Times Best Selling Author, Suleika Jaouad, who shared their personal stories and insights into the importance of changing lives through challenge and discovery! 

Experience our 2021 presentations:


Our sponsors help multiply our impact while highlighting their support for Outward Bound USA at key events and promotions throughout the year. Your financial contributions fund critical work to grow our outdoor programming, create opportunities for more students to experience Outward Bound, and support innovation in experiential education that improves access and equity. 2021 marked the launch of sponsorship packages for corporate and individual members. In this first year, we welcomed 23 Corporate Crew and 58 Compass Rose Circle members.

Corporate Crew

Corporate Crew is an annual sponsorship opportunity for our corporate sponsors and donors. Participation starts at $10,000 per year, with increasing participation and benefits. We are so proud of the Corporate Crew we have built and look forward to making your brand a part of our crew.

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compass rose circle

Compass Rose Circle is a way for individuals to give back, at various levels, in support of Outward Bound. These individuals make all the difference in support of youth and underserved communities across the U.S. Participation starts at $1,000 per year, with increasing participation and benefits.

Thank You To Our 2021 Compass Rose Circle


Lee and Peg Skold
Clay and Margaret Fowler
Frances Ashley
Catherine Smith and Peter Maxson
Darren Richman
Susan and Guy Shoemaker
Craig and Kathy Stine
Ginger and Geoff Worden


Alan Kreczko and Becky Latimer
Andrew Valentine
Ari Fuad
Atwater Kent Foundation, Inc.
Azurite Consulting
Barbara Doran
Benjamin Jaffray
Brandon & Wendy Johnson Family Foundation
Cathy and Robert Solomon
Charles Stone
Christopher Harte
Clay and Margaret Fowler
Craig and Kathy Stine
Daniel and Ashley Fisher
David Lu
Elizabeth Munro
Frances Ashley
Geoffrey and Virginia Worden
George Frenzel
George McCown
Gerry Hodes
Graham Bergh
Henry and Edith McHenry
J.W. Gibson
James Davies
James Down
Jamie and Meg McLane
Jarold Boettcher
John and Alexandra Read
Jonathan and Robin Painter
Karl Paulsen
Kathy & Rick Walton Charitable Foundation
Keith and Liz Fleischman
Kenneth Gillmore
Leen Foundation
Linda Vance and Michael Ridder
Lisa and Erec Isaacson
Mark and Joan Abramowitz
Mark Gibson
Michael Abel
Michael Dobler
Michael Gray
Michael Stanley
Moreen McGurk
Peter Baum
R. Bruce Rich
Ronald and Deborah Weston
Rufus Dalton
Stephen Hassenfelt
Susan and Guy Shoemaker
Susan Biancani
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
The Orange Tree Foundation
The Sealark Foundation, Inc.
The Toby & Nataly Ritter Family Foundation
Thiel Butner
Will Harte
William Sutton

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The data represented is from the Outward Bound Outcomes Survey.  Permission to use the Outward Bound Outcomes Survey (OBOS) was obtained from PEAR.