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The Islanders

A Community of Philanthropic Leaders


By joining the Islanders you become a part of a growing community of philanthropic leaders and families who share a passion for helping students succeed in school and in life.

Made up of more than 300 members, this loyal and generous network gives Thompson Island Outward Bound $1,000, $10,000, $50,000 and more. Altogether contributing almost $2 million annually, Islanders provide a strong foundation for our work, giving us the freedom to reach new heights.

Through their generosity Islanders provide:
  • Hands-on science education and leadership adventure to middle school students through partnerships with Boston Public Schools at no cost 
  • Scholarships to Boston Public Schools students to attend summer backpacking and kayaking expeditions
  • Preservation and maintenance to a pristine island classroom in the Boston Harbor

To join the Islanders, please contact Meredith Grabek O'Connell at 617.830.5107 or [email protected], or make a donation today.

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Islander Membership Levels

Giving all of Boston’s youth opportunities to discover the freedom of possibility requires a dynamic network of champions and leaders. We welcome members at all levels:

  • $1,000 Expeditioner
  • $2,500 Navigator
  • $5,000 Captain
  • $10,000 Founders Club
  • $15,000 Compass Club
  • $25,000 Presidents Circle
  • $50,000 Explorer

 

Membership Benefits

We honor all Islanders with the following benefits and opportunities designed to enhance your experience of the Island and the mission:

  • Fleece vest to warm your heart and help spread the word
  • Exclusive invitation to the Annual Islanders Reception 
  • Invitation to educational events to learn more about your impact
  • A one-day Outward Bound course on Thompson Island where you can experience the impact for yourself
  • Free access to the Island - please visit anytime!
All Founders Club members & above receive:
  • Two tickets to our Annual Evening Expedition Gala dinner
  • Founders Club jacket

Join The Islanders Today


To join the Islanders, please contact Meredith Grabek O'Connell at 617.830.5107 or [email protected], or make a donation!

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Join The Islanders Today


To join the Islanders, please contact Meredith Grabek O'Connell at 617.830.5107 or [email protected], or make a donation!

DONATE

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