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Welcome to the Family of NOLS Supporters

The global NOLS community is made up of over 100,000 alumni, their parents, NOLS staff and other friends of the school. Each year, thousands of these individuals support the school's work with a tax-deductible donation.

In addition to guiding overall school policy, the Board provides the backbone of the school's fundraising efforts, both through their financial commitment and by volunteering their dedication, expertise and enthusiasm.

The Advisory Council is a group of between 30 and 40 individuals who support and complement the efforts of the school's staff and the Board of Trustees by offering specialized knowledge, fresh ideas, and diverse perspectives.


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The NOLS Board of Trustees

Marc B. Randolph, Chair
Greg M. Avis, Vice Chair/Assistant Secretary
Cynthia A. Pierce , Secretary
Monica Rimai, Treasurer

James B. Barnes
F. Fox Benton III
Robert O. Bethge
Caroline B. Burnett
David W. Cohen
T. Morgan Dixon
Jane Foley Fried
N. Stuart Harris
Stefan Jackson
Donald M. Kendall
Ethan O. Meers
Annie Morita

Medical Advisor
Herbert G. Ogden, M.D.

Trustees Emeriti
Howard P. Colhoun
, Trustee Emeritus
Joan K. Chitiea
, Trustee Emeritus
Fred J. Kleisner, Chair Emeritus
Douglas S. Luke, Trustee Emeritus
Homer L. Luther, Chair Emeritus
Michael Schmertzler, Chair Emeritus
Gene R. Tremblay, Chair Emeritus

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NOLS Advisory Council


Ethan Meers, Co-Chair, Advisory Council

Marc Randolph, Co-Chair, Advisory Council

Lisa Barker

Scott Bass
Robert Bethge
Anne Cannon
Suraya DeSorrento

Danielle Dignan

Catherine Fogelman
Katie Gewirz

Erik Gilbert
David F. Gorter
Noah Gottdiener

John Hannan

Pete M. Hare

Gordon Harper
Gary "Doc" Hermalyn

Robert Hussey

William H. Ketcham

Fred J. Kleisner

Bob Lasher
Nancy Leon

David Lucchino
Allen B. Macomber

Carter McBride
Bill Murdock

Laurie Nash
Jil Pollock
John Robinson
David Rothberg
Robert P. Schoultz
Peter Simer

Herman L. Stude

Nick Talwar
Ben R. Toland
Taylor Walker

John Whisnant
Greg Wright

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“I’m learning more from NOLS every day. The people I work with on the board, and NOLS faculty and staff, are very invested in teaching others about the wilderness environment and providing the tools to be great leaders.”


In addition to making regular donations to the NOLS Annual Fund, Michelle Sarti is a NOLS graduate and secretaryof the Board of Trustees.

Read more about NOLS and its supporters in the latest issue of FRIENDS.



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