2014 Evening Expedition Gala Honoring Eastern Bank
2014 Gala Sponsors
Salt Marsh Restorers
Corporate Partnership and Event Sponsorship Opportunities
The Evening Expedition Gala is an annual fundraising dinner, silent and live auction to benefit Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center’s youth programs. The event offers a great opportunity to share your commitment to education with 500 like-minded philanthropists from some of Greater Boston’s top companies.
For more information please download our Corporate Partnership and Event Sponsorship Brochure. To design a custom package for your company, please contact:
Angel Santos Burres
Director, Corporate Relations and Events
2014 Gala Committee Chair
John P. Glynn
On April 9, 2014, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center will honor Eastern Bank for championing Boston’s young people through their philanthropic and community investments at our 12th Annual Evening Expedition Gala.
Over 180 years ago a group of philanthropists preserved Thompson Island to start a school to provide educational opportunities as a way out of poverty for Boston’s most vulnerable youth. Since then, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center has focused on using our Island Classroom to serve Boston’s students in the schools where improved academic performance is critical. This year we expanded our strong collaborations to over 40 Boston Public Schools, many in the city’s most underserved neighborhoods.
Boston is uniquely fortunate among great American cities to have easy public access to islands for recreation, education and renewal. Situated one mile from downtown Boston, our organization is a recognized leader in addressing the specific needs of middle school youth and a preferred partner with Boston Public School educators and reformists. Local teachers continue to transport their students to Thompson Island because they know hands-on learning and challenged based activities help to close the achievement gap for Boston’s urban youth. For three consecutive years, independent evaluation has shown that Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center far outperforms comparable programs statewide in improving academic skills and building character.
By becoming a sponsor, 76% of your contribution will go directly to helping our city’s young people discover their own potential through adventure and learn about science, math and technology through engaging fieldwork.
To learn more about Thompson Island’s programs please visit our Youth Programs page.