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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

Katherine Gunness Williams, Chair
Kurt M. Petersen, Vice Chair
Susan E. Chamberlin, Secretary
Jonathan Kleisner, Treasurer

James B. Barnes
Caroline B. Burnett
David W. Cohen
Isobel Coleman
Duncan N. Dayton
Jay Jacobs
Donald M. Kendall
Peter J. Levine
Diana L. McCargo
Cynthia A. Pierce
Marc B. Randolph
Monica Rimai
Michelle S. Sarti
Edward M. Schmults

Medical Advisor
Herbert G. Ogden, M.D.

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



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NOLS Advisory Council

 

Ethan Meers, Co-Chair, Advisory Council

Marc Randolph, Co-Chair, Advisory Council

Tripp Baird

Lisa Barker

Scott Bass
Robert Bethge
Anne Cannon
Andrew Davison
Suraya DeSorrento

Danielle Dignan
Katie Gewirz

Erik Gilbert
David F. Gorter
Noah Gottdiener

John Hannan

Pete M. Hare

Gordon Harper
Gary "Doc" Hermalyn
Peter Hoversten

William H. Ketcham

Fred J. Kleisner

Bob Lasher
Nancy Leon
Allen B. Macomber
Bill Murdock

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

Anthony Stevens
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, a NOLS graduate and member of the Board of Trustees, is co-chair of the Bay Area Regional Steering Committee for Campaign NOLS: Endowing Our Core Values.

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

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