Great winter fun and education, supported by the GGSF

This winter, the George Gardner Scholarship Fund has been happy to help Ouray County youth learn about winter adventures through two sponsored programs... Ouray Student Learns Backcountry Skills in an Avalanche Course Ouray student Henry Furstenfeld asked GGSF to help him take an AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course, through the local Peak Mountain Guides.  The … Continue reading Great winter fun and education, supported by the GGSF

Ouray youth learns about avalanche safety

GGSF is proud to have helped a Ouray youth learn about traveling safely in the backcountry. Henry is an avid snowboarder who has been dreaming about venturing into the backcountry and wise enough to know he needed more knowledge first. He reached out to GGSF for a scholarship to help fund his Level 1 Avalanche Course with … Continue reading Ouray youth learns about avalanche safety

Finding Joy Beyond the Summit

George Gardner Scholarship Fund is proud to sponsor a presentation by Jake Norton Climber, photographer, filmmaker and philanthropist Jake will shares stories and insights learned from a life of adventure around the world Summiting Mount Everest (three times), finding George Mallory’s body, high adventure expeditions on all seven continents; Jake has tales few people can match … Continue reading Finding Joy Beyond the Summit

Giving Tuesday

George Gardner Scholarship Fund Inspiring Confidence, Courage and Compassion Today is "Giving Tuesday".   Please consider a donation to GGSF to round out the year. George Gardner Scholarship Fund is dedicated to ensuring that Ouray County youth have the support and opportunity to explore the outdoors and themselves in the outdoors.  We have funded youth to learn … Continue reading Giving Tuesday

An Intimate Night of Eerie and Auspicious Stories, with Craig Childs

Thursday, November 17th world renowned author and adventurer Craig Childs will be speaking at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway, CO. Join the George Gardner Scholarship Fund for this Special Sherb talk - An Intimate Night of Eerie and Auspicious Storytelling. 6:30pm, $10 Admission, cash bar. Proceeds benefit Ouray County youth through GGSF scholarships and the … Continue reading An Intimate Night of Eerie and Auspicious Stories, with Craig Childs

Susan Lacy joins GGSF Board of Directors

The GGSF is delighted to have Susan Lacy join our Board of Directors. Susan has enjoyed a thirty year career in education around the world -- Mexico, Romania, Indonesia, Zambia, Bangladesh -- and close to home in Ridgway, Colorado, her family's base camp of twenty three years.  She cherishes her friendship with George and the years … Continue reading Susan Lacy joins GGSF Board of Directors

Willow Krois reports on her Colorado Trail Adventure

Willow Krois received George Gardner Scholarship Fund financial assistance which allowed her to take a Wilderness First Aid course, helping ensure she was ready for a big adventure this fall with her mother hiking part of the Colorado Trail. Thankfully, she didn't have to put her newly learned skills to too much of a test, … Continue reading Willow Krois reports on her Colorado Trail Adventure