Thank you to our incredible Thompson Island Outward Bound community for supporting our annual Evening Expedition Gala! On November 8th, 2023, we hosted 337 guests at the Fairmont Copley Plaza for an evening of celebration and connection in the mission of Thompson Island Outward Bound. Whether you attended in-person, bid remotely, or generously donated an item or experience to our auctions and raffle, it was inspiring to see this incredible community come together in support of our life-changing programs for Boston youth. Thanks to the outstanding generosity of the Durant Family, Womble Bond Dickinson, and generous support from many other corporate sponsors and table hosts, we raised over $590,000 (and counting!) to benefit outdoor education and experiential learning for Boston middle school students.
Every dollar raised through this annual fundraising event has gone directly toward supporting Thompson Island Outward Bound's core mission: to provide free, hands-on science learning and social-emotional development to Boston students.
Special thanks our former staff member, and Thompson Island Outward Bound alum, Marvelous Abraham, who shared his story about what Thompson Island means to him. Thank you as well to the students and staff from Neighborhood House Charter School for being featured in our mission video. Like Marvelous, we truly believe that Thompson Island is the best place in the world! By supporting the Gala, you help provide the opportunity to visit Boston’s Island Classroom to thousands of students each year, and we simply couldn’t do it without you. As our CEO and President Sylvia Watts McKinney said: you all are simply the best!
Photos from the 2023 Evening Expedition Gala can be viewed HERE. You can login using your email address and the password: thompsonisland
THE DURANT FAMILY