We hope you will join us at this year’s Outward Bound National Benefit Dinner on October 20th at the American Museum of Natural History. This annual event (in its 49th year!) is our largest fundraiser, raising over $1M for Outward Bound programs nationwide. Thanks to the generosity of our volunteer leadership, 100% of every dollar donated will directly support Outward Bound in delivering programs for students and veterans.
As always, the event promises to be fun. In the grand Outward Bound tradition, the attire for the evening is black tie and sneakers (and yes, people really do wear sneakers! See Bethany’s report from the OB Denver Gala for more on the sneakers legacy). And while it will be hard to top the sail boat at last year’s event, this year we’ll be dining under the big whale in the museum’s Hall of Ocean Life.
The National Benefit Dinner also gives us the opportunity to recognize leaders in the community and pillars in the Outward Bound family. This year, we are proud to honor two dedicated members of our extended family – Mike Perlis, President and CEO, Forbes Media and Michael Rooney, SVP and Chief Revenue Officer, The Wall Street Journal. Mike and Michael have been involved with Outward Bound for many years and gone on several courses together, including a most recent trek up Mt. Rainier with fellow benefit co-chairs. We are also proud to present the Kurt Hahn Award to Chien Lee, Private Investor, Hong Kong and Founding Chair, Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding.
We hope you’ll break out your sneakers and join us at this special event as we toast our distinguished honorees and Outward Bound.
For more information about the 2011 Outward Bound National Benefit Dinner and to RSVP, click here.
If you can’t join us, but still want to support Outward Bound programs, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help send kids on course, change lives, inspire leaders and build stronger communities.