Other Ways To Give

Become a Fundraiser

One of the most powerful Outward Bound tenets is that especially in moments of challenge, we all must be crew, not passengers. Now is your opportunity to join our crew, and fundraise on behalf of Thompson Island Outward Bound, and the students we engage.

As the year begins to fill up with virtual and in-person runs, walks, triathlons, and even a marathon, we want to make it easy for you to have a social impact while doing something you love. Simply register for your event (or create your own challenge!), and set a goal that feels meaningful and doable for you to share the mission of Thompson Island Outward Bound with your friends and family. We'll be here to help you along the way! 

Why choose to fundraise? Raising money for an organization and mission you are passionate about builds community within your network, makes an incredible impact on the work of Thompson Island, and connects something you love to do with a worthy cause. 

Plus, anyone who chooses to commit to a fundraising goal of at least $1,500 will receive a personalized fundraising page, one on one fundraising support with a member of the Thompson Island staff, exclusive Thompson Island branded gear and more! Any goal you're willing to set and pursue will make a huge difference to our students and our program, and we'll be here to help.

Contact Us To Learn More!

Find an Event: 

Below are some resources to find an upcoming event to participate in!

New England Endurance Events

Boston Tough Mudder

Boston Tri

Sea to Summit Triathlon

Join Thompson Island Outward Bound's Boston Marathon Team


Set a Fundraising Goal of $1,500 and You'll Receive:

  • A personalized fundraising page.
  • A Thompson Island Outward Bound fundraising guide with communication tools, social media templates, and more!
  • Fundraising support and guidance through emails and scheduled coaching calls. 
  • A piece of Thompson Island Outward Bound branded gear, and other swag items! 

You don’t have to race to fundraise. You can support us through any type of fundraiser, whether it's in honor of your birthday, anniversary, or other major milestones. You can set up a challenge with co-workers, friends, even build your own solo adventure – anything you choose! We’re here to help you think creatively as you help us raise awareness and support for our mission. Contact us to learn more.

Give the Gift of Education

Any gift to Thompson Island Outward Bound will help to close the learning and opportunity gaps that have only widened during the pandemic crisis. The youth and schools we serve deserve access to the progressive, challenge-based, social-emotional learning opportunities available on our island, and there are many ways to support our mission and our students. Whether it's starting a Facebook Fundraiser for your birthday, getting a school involved with our Discovery programs, or keeping up with our work on social media, making an impact has never been easier. 

Check out a few other highlighted strategies to increase your giving, both individually and as a team. However you choose to give, know that your gift makes an indelible impact on the educational opportunities available for Boston's youth. 

Thank You

Your generous gift helps Thompson Island Outward Bound continue to provide exceptional outdoor educational opportunities to Boston's youth.


Thank You

Your generous gift helps Thompson Island Outward Bound continue to provide exceptional outdoor educational opportunities to Boston's youth.