Outdoor Lab Foundation Gazette
May 2015
Community Raises over $100,000 at 9th Annual Gala for Jeffco Kids!
The Enduring Resources 9th Annual Gala Presented by King Soopers was an unforgettable evening filled with entertainment, laughter, and fun as a great crowd came out to make a difference in the lives of our kids!  

At the end of the night, guests were surprised with the announcement that funds from a generous donation were earmarked to cover all the costs for the night.  What does this mean? It means that ALL the funds that were raised that evening would be going to support Outdoor Lab programs-every penny is going towards helping Outdoor Lab thrive!  The excitement didn't stop there.  King Soopers presented the Foundation with a check recognizing $1,000,000 in support of student tuition over the past three and half years! 

The success of this event will ultimately help Outdoor Lab continue to be the impactful program that it has been for over 58 years. Because of donors like YOU we will be able to kick start the Seeds to Table program at the two sites--which will give the students a chance to learn about the cycle of food production and food choices.

Do you want to support this cause?
 Donate here!
Rori Serrano
Intern-Windy Peak

Why did you want to be an intern?
I want to live for what I love.  I love kids and I love the outdoors, so including both into one is amazing. Before, I wanted to be a teacher.  This internship is to get a taste of that experience. 

Learn how Rori has grown through her internship

Mount Evans: Flood repair continues


This summer, FEMA will be completing the reconstruction of our two retaining ponds along Haystack Gulch above the main campus.  The spillways from these ponds were eroded underneath during the last floods. 


In coordinated work with the funds awarded by Gov. Hickenlooper and the State of Colorado, a new sewage treatment system and emergency power supply will also be installed near the current location of our evaporation pond. 


This is the final phase (begun last year) of rebuilding our sewage system that was heavily damaged in the floods.  


Mount Evans staff and interns enjoying the Gala
Volunteer Event with Eide Bailly 

On Wednesday, May 13th, Eide Bailly came out to Mount Evans to help clean up their astronomy lab and repaint the restrooms to get it ready for GT week!  It was a great morning and the members who volunteered were a great asset to have! The amount of work they accomplished together would have taken the site staff days to complete! 

Thank you Eide Bailly for your support and hard work!  And a big thank you for being a Gold Sponsor at the Outdoor Lab Gala!

Interested in volunteering with 
Outdoor Lab? 

Email Stephanie at stephanie.ferguson@outdoorlabfoundation.org or check out our upcoming opportunities here
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Gala guests bidding on one of our amazing live auction packages
Montana Cohn
Sustainability Adviser-Windy Peak

What is your favorite part about being an intern?
It is a true lifestyle and takes a lot of energy but gives it back in return. 

What is Montana doing next?

Do you love to golf? 


Want to just spend a beautiful morning in the Colorado mountains?  Join Evergreen Rotary for their 100 Holes of Golf Celebration on June 18th!  Go to http://100holes.evergreenrotary.org/ to register or sponsor a golfer.  Why not combine your love of golf with a good cause?  Feel free to contact us for more information.


Outdoor Lab interns 
Board Co-Chair, Josh Timon, speaking about the mission to send every student to Outdoor Lab, regardless of disability or ability to pay
HUGE thank you to Whole Foods.  Through their bag credit program in Jefferson County, we were able to award $10,000 in scholarships to:
Rooney Ranch
Sheridan Green
Green Gables
SAVE THE DATE: SEPT. 26, 2015!

Dust off your boots because the hottest event of the season is coming! Join us for our 2nd Annual After Dark event on September 26, 2015! 

It is an evening filled with live music, entertainment, food trucks, and dancing! This is an event you DON"T want to miss! Tickets WILL sell out!

Tickets are on sale now! 
Purchase yours before they SELL OUT! 

When: September 26th, 2015
Time: 4pm-10pm
Where: Lucky Penny Ranch, Evergreen, CO
Who: Outdoor Lab supporters 21 years old and over only
Cost: $100 per person
A HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors, donors and board members for your support! YOU make Outdoor Lab possible!

See all of our 
April donors here
The Outdoor Lab Foundation
PO Box 261298
Lakewood, Colorado 80226-1298