Fifty-eight years ago, a group of 43 students first donned wool clothing and external frame packs and hiked into Wyoming's Wind River mountains, firmly establishing the National Outdoor Leadership School.
This year, we’re rallying around our "birthday" (June 8, 1965) by celebrating a day of giving on NOLS Founders Day! Join us on Thursday, June 8, to share your own NOLS history. We'll have giveaways, trivia, donor matches, and ways to celebrate and support NOLS! We invite you to support the mission of NOLS by making a gift on Founders Day!Give today!
The NOLS Fund provides flexible annual funding that fuels the mission that started more than 50 years ago. It supports scholarships, research and outreach programs, as well as day-to-day operations.
Giving to the NOLS Fund is easy! You can make a donation online—it’s safe, secure and quick; you can write a check and send it to us at 284 Lincoln St., Lander WY 82520; or call us at 800-332-4280 and donate using your credit card.Make a gift today
In these uncertain times, we turn to the power of the lessons we teach: tolerance for adversity and uncertainty, that unity is strength, and that our community is resilient. Thank you for being an important part of our NOLS community.
Please consider a gift to NOLS. Your gift to the NOLS Fund today has an immediate impact on the health of the school.
NOLS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. A tax-deductible gift to NOLS helps sustain our mission and commitment to wilderness, leadership, and education.
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The NOLS Endowment is funding set aside in perpetuity to support the mission of the school. It’s made up of an array of gifts and accrued interest, and is permanently invested. The return earned on the investment can be used by NOLS for a variety of needs. Through the NOLS Endowment, a single gift provides continued support to the school in perpetuity. Because our endowment contains provisions that prohibit spending the principal, it provides important long-term stability, allowing NOLS to stay focused on its mission regardless of changing annual pressures or economic downturns.
How to Participate
You can contribute to the NOLS Endowment by making a gift to the fund as a whole, or—with a minimum pledge or gift of $150,000—establishing your own endowed scholarship.
Contact the development office at 800-332-4280 or email@example.com.
You give to NOLS because you believe in the school’s mission, but there are benefits for you in charitable giving, too. Read on to see which type of gift best fits your situation. Please contact us if you want more detailed information. In all cases, we urge you to consult your legal and financial advisors.Explore your options