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Our Gala Is Canceled, but Compassion Isn’t. 

School doors are closed and our gala is canceled, but we are still Crew. Despite unforeseen circumstances, our work has always been and continues to be transforming schools and changing lives. Our community remains connected and committed to taking care of one another. Your support is now more important than ever to help thousands of our city’s most vulnerable students not only face personal challenges related to COVID-19 but also make the shift to remote learning. 

Together, we can help ensure that students across our network and beyond stay on track and receive the education and resources that they need. We can help teachers and staff tackle new challenges that arise. Inspired by the words of Outward Bound founder Kurt Hahn, we believe that “above all, compassion” is what’s needed right now in these unprecedented times. Compassion isn’t canceled.

We are serving

students who need your help.

Funds raised to date

Here’s what we’re doing to help.

Combatting Social Isolation with Virtual Crew

To ensure peer support and teacher advising structures are uninterrupted.


Offering aVirtual Lifeline for Alumni

1:1 support as many must leave college campuses and transition to online learning.


Keeping Seniors on Track for College with Remote Supports

By giving college counselors timely resources and coaching.


Coaching Teachers & School Leaders

So online lessons are still deeply engaging, rigorous, and meaningful.



Carole & Norm Barham
Vicki & David Foley
John & Kiendl Gordon
Jeffrey R. Gural, GFP Real Estate
Alphonse Lembo
Pamela & Gifford Miller
Nancy & Burt Staniar
Arthur Sulzberger
Amanda Vaughn
Ginger & Geoff Worden

Vice Chairs

Charles and Karyn Bendit
Christopher Croft, Houlihan Lokey
Ravenel Curry
David Dase & Jacqueline Flake
Patricia L. Francy
LaRue Gibson/LRG Wealth Advisors
Jane Greenman
Jonathan Miller, Miller Ryan, LLC
Lisa Moran & Scott Ainsbury
Suzanne and Ravi Yadav

Lists in formation

Partner Spotlights

O’Melveny and Myers has partnered with NYC Outward Bound Schools for many years, generously supporting our gala as well as our writing mentors program.

Blackstone has provided years of volunteer support and funding to all of our Network Schools, and in particular, to Brooklyn Collaborative, by helping 11th graders improve their workforce readiness skills.

And here’s how you can help.


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Stay connected to our community.

Social Dispatching

View videos, pictures and social media “dispatches” from students and staff around the NYC Outward Bound Schools network! Submit your own by using #SocialDispatching and #WeAreCrew.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters.


Jeffrey and Paula Gural


Carole and Norman Barham Family Foundation
Vicki and David Foley
John and Kiendl Gordon
Burt and Nancy Staniar
O’Melveny & Myers LLP


Karyn and Charles Bendit
Chris Croft, Houlihan Lokey
Ravenel and Elizabeth Curry Foundation
David Dase and Jacqueline Flake
Mark Feldman/JPMorgan Chase
LaRue Gibson/LRG Wealth Advisors
Jonathan D. Miller
Pamela and Gifford Miller
The Muriel F. Siebert Foundation
Suzanne and Ravi Yadav


John and Mary Brock
Burch Family Foundation
Patricia & Alex Farman-Farmaian
Goren Brothers
Jane Greenman
Bonnie and Brad Klein
Nick Lembo
Howard P. Milstein/Emigrant Savings Bank
Anna & Robert Sedgley Family Fund
Arthur Sulzberger
Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust

Virginia H. and Geoffrey F. Worden


Joan and Mark Abramowitz
Sheila Baird
Allison R. Feldman
Tim and Elizabeth Mayhew
McGuireWoods LLP
Sara Moss and Michael Gould
Joel Perelmuth
Sanna Randolph Thomas
Stephen Sander
Richard and Carolyn Stopol


Georgette Bennett and Leonard Polonsky
City National Bank
Interpublic Group
Lee Robertson/1919 Investment Counsel
Schlosstein-Hartley Family Foundation
The Vinair Family Foundation


Laurie Abramowitz and Robert Doherty
Quemuel Arroyo
Frances C. Ashley
Mike Barone
Charlie Boutwell
Capalino + Company
Olivia Douglas and David DiDomenico
Paul Herdman and Dana Balick
Everett and Margery Jassy
Robert M. Kaufman
Sanna Randolph Thomas
Stephen Shepard and Lynn Povich
Constance Stopol
John and Catharina Webster
Carl Weisbrod
Lucille Werlinich

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