The George Fund Mission: Helping Ouray County youth explore the out of doors to foster personal growth and a compassionate world view. The George Fund Vision: Inspiring Confidence, Courage and Compassion The George Fund provides financial assistance to Ouray County, Colorado youth who wish to pursue outdoor or experiential educational opportunities for personal and interpersonal growth. … Continue reading 2017 Ouray County Winter Sports Swap ~ October 6 & 7
Photograph by David Stubbs THEN I WENT CLIMBING… Words by Jeff Burke. Organic Chemistry at Exum Mountain Guides “The Snaz” on Cathedral Buttress in Grand Teton National Park is a classic Wyoming mountaineering route. Established by Yvon Chouinard and Mort Hempel in 1964, “The Snaz” is a free climb above Phelps Lake in the … Continue reading Then I Went Climbing … Featuring Michael Gardner
It’s a common lament: Kids today are over-scheduled, over-screened and over-protected. Only older folk can share tales of spending entire days playing outside — not on a team or in a game, but just playing. “Our mom would throw us out the door in the morning and turn us loose all day and say ‘I … Continue reading GOCO’s Generation Wild campaign encourages kids to get outside ~ The Denver Post
We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a great evening! Ace Kvale WORLD RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER, ADVENTURER AND HUMANITARIAN Solvitur Ambulando Solved By Walking: To walk, to be free of artificial constructs, to feel earth, sky, the forces of life through our feet, sun on our skin or maybe rain, it’s … Continue reading Reminder: Ace Kvale this Wednesday evening in Ridgway
Solved By Walking: To walk, to be free of artificial constructs, to feel earth, sky, the forces of life through our feet, sun on our skin or maybe rain, it’s all one. Ace Kvale WORLD RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER, ADVENTURER AND HUMANITARIAN Ace has been wandering the globe, camera in hand, for over 30 years. From getting … Continue reading Solvitur Ambulando Ace Kvale, January 18th
For those of you who like to plan ahead, we've set the dates for next year's Ouray County Winter Sports Swap October 13-14th, 2017 Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 9am -1pm See you there!
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
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
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
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
GOOD NEWS! After the better part of nine months of writing, organizing then rewriting and reorganizing the GGSF received its 501(c)(3) non-profit status with what could be record turnaround time of four IRS working days! We don't know how that happened, but it probably had something to do with George... Yea! Celebrate with us and please … Continue reading GGSF becomes a Colorado-based non-profit 501(c)(3)
George Gardner Fund helps continue outdoor education If I wasn’t just five minutes from my breakfast spot, I could easily imagine being on the edge of the last Ice Age as I descended into the Box Canyon that is home ground for the Ouray Ice Park. Looking up from the bottom is a chaotic glimpse … Continue reading Ouray Ice Park: Generation Next ~~ Eric Ming ~~ The Watch
The Winter Gear Swap is our largest source of financial support. 15% of the sales go to support scholarships for Ouray County youth... Please come out and support the George Fund...
Hi Jerry & the George Fund.. Chance had a very successful day of big wall training yesterday (MAY 18, 2014). It really boosted his skills and I think he is truly ready to tackle some introductory aid routes in Yosemite. All in all, Chance picked up quite a few new skills and I think he … Continue reading Chance Ronemus prepares for Yosemite on George Scholarship Fund assist.