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ISLE Society for Young Professionals


Thompson Island’s ISLE Society for Young Professionals is a vibrant group of young philanthropists in their 20's and 30's who stand In Support of Leadership and Education (ISLE). ISLE Society events engage young professionals from around greater Boston who gather on Thompson Island and on the mainland to make new friends, network, and have fun while connecting over a good cause. Members are invited to exclusive events and are granted special access to Thompson Island events. You can find a full list of benefits below.

Join today to become part of a like-minded group of young professionals who are passionate about supporting our community's young people. You can also follow us on social media @ThompsonIslandOutwardBound and by using #IsleSocietyTI and #ThompsonIsland.

To become a member or learn more, contact Meredith O'Connell at [email protected] or 617.830.5107.

People enjoying the Summer BBQ on Thompson Island

ISLE Society members receive free or discounted access to ISLE Society events. Scroll for membership details and perks to learn more. If you are not already an annual Member of the ISLE Society, all event fees are counted as donations and can be used toward annual ISLE Society membership. Reach out to Meredith if you have questions or want to learn more.

We have a great slate of opportunities to connect with Thompson Island Outward Bound & the ISLE Society in 2022! The dates and details are below. Links will be updated as the year progresses.

We hope to see you this year!

Upcoming Events


 

>>   May 25th: Join Team ISLE for this year's 4K Trail Run: Discounted $75 race fee (which is a donation that can help build a 2022 ISLE Society Membership)
Dust off your running shoes!  It’s time to grab your spot on the ferry for the 22nd Annual 4K Trail Run on Thompson Island. Join Team ISLE Society on Day One of the event for round trip ferry ride, exciting race, Harpoon beer and BBQ, and great times with friends new and old. Last year Team ISLE Society found ourselves on the podium. Can we do it again!?

Join the Team!

 
>>   June 15th: Join us for our Annual Summer BBQ on Thompson Island! This event sold out in 2021, so be sure to grab your spot on the boat early! $70 early-bird | $90 on & after 5/31 | Discounts for 2022 ISLE Society Members based on levels outlined below.

Get Your Tickets Now!

 

Other Events on the Horizon - Save the Dates!


  • 5/16 – Volunteer-organized event: Beantown Cup - Summer Golf Tournament hosted by Jimmy Geraghty in support of Thompson Island Outward Bound. If you would like to create your own event in support of our work, you can learn more here!
  • Date TBD ISLE on the Mainland Networking Event (late-August, likely)
  • 9/14Islanders Leadership Giving Network Reception (On Island) Includes 2022 ISLE Society Members $500+
  • 10/12 – Whiskey and Wine (@ The Exchange) $150/ticket
  • 10/22 – ISLE Society & Friends Volunteer Day on Thompson Island
  • 11/9 – Evening Expedition Gala (@ The State Room) $375/ticket
  • 12/1 – 2022 ISLE Society Members Appreciation Event and Friend-raiser (6-8p @ Lamplighter in Cambridge).

Membership

Members are young professionals in their 20's and 30's who individually donate a minimum of $120 annually to our mission, or $240 for couples. Membership in the ISLE Society resets annually on January 1st.

Make a one time membership donation—or make it monthly—on our donation page!

Committing to a membership-level donation early in the year helps build our young professionals community, and you can then take advantage of membership perks during the year! Or, build your membership throughout the year by making donations at our fundraising events, etc. Contact Meredith with questions, and scroll down to learn about the Monthly Donor Welcome Gift!

Members have an incredible impact on our work with students. Additionally, once considered an annual member, they receive the perks outlined below in recognition of their dedication to Thompson Island Outward Bound.

People enjoying our Summer BBQ

Membership Details


All ISLE Society members receive:

  • Free admission to exclusive ISLE Society events on the mainland
  • Recognition in our membership listing
  • ISLE Society gear
  • Access to other organizational activities, including volunteer opportunities
  • Networking with Thompson Island Outward Bound Board members and senior staff
  • Opportunities to connect with the mission you’re supporting, including site visits to partner schools

Donors at the following membership levels also receive:

Adventurer: $120 Donation Annually

($10/month when starting in January)

  • Attend on-island events for $20 per person
Voyager: $240 Donation Annually

($20/month when starting in January)

  • Attend on-island events for free (must RSVP to reserve spot on ferry!)
  • 3 free raffle tickets at on-island ISLE-specific events
Backpacker: $500 Donation Annually

(~$42/month when starting in January)

  • Attend on-Island events for free (must RSVP to reserve spot on ferry!)
  • 5 free raffle tickets at on-island ISLE-specific events
  • Invitation to attend the Islanders Reception (signature event for donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually)
Expeditioner: $1,000 Donation Annually

(~$84/month when starting in January)

At this level you will also be recognized as a Member of the Islanders and receive all perks for $500+ ISLE Society Members plus:

  • Islanders fleece vest
  • Invitations to Islanders events and other Thompson Island Outward Bound events

Any young professional who is not yet an annual member of the ISLE Society can receive invitations for mainland and on-Island gatherings for a fee. This fee can count towards a membership donation which will then unlock additional perks as outlined above.

Become a Monthly Donor

As a monthly donor to Thompson Island Outward Bound you can support students as they change their lives through challenge and discovery all year long. Monthly contributions help us plan in advance and help us ensure that we have what we need to fund our programs throughout the year. It's also a really easy way to set up your annual ISLE Society Membership!

Sign up today by selecting the box to “make this a recurring gift” on our donation page and choose the "monthly” option from the drop down menu. $10/month is enough to make you an annual member of the ISLE Society! Membership levels and monthly suggestions are outlined above.

Monthly donors will receive a fun welcome gift: a branded Expedition Notes Journal to fit in your pocket as you travel on adventures and observe your experiences! Our students use journals just like this one to record their observations while on expedition backpacking on the Island or kayaking around the Boston Harbor. Thank you for helping Thompson Island grow and thrive in 2022.

Set Up A Monthly Donation Today

Sponsor the ISLE Society

Engage the young professionals at your company through sponsorship of the ISLE Society. ISLE Society events engage young professionals from around greater Boston who gather to make new friends, network, and have fun while connecting over a good cause.

Annually, the ISLE Society engages several hundred participants, and its membership base has tripled since 2019, despite the challenges of the past two years. Sponsoring the ISLE Society is a great way to support the critical educational work of Thompson Island Outward Bound and engage young professionals at your company!

Learn More & Sponsor Today

Join the ISLE Society for Young Professionals


To join or inquire about the ISLE Society, please contact Meredith O'Connell at [email protected] or 617.830.5107. Or, you can donate directly! See the membership levels above for reference, and in the field for "Tribute Gifts," Please check the box and write "ISLE Membership." Thank you for your support.

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Join the ISLE Society for Young Professionals


To join or inquire about the ISLE Society, please contact Meredith O'Connell at [email protected] or 617.830.5107. Or, you can donate directly! See the membership levels above for reference, and in the field for "Tribute Gifts," Please check the box and write "ISLE Membership." Thank you for your support.

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