Outdoor Outreach 2017 Annual Report

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Outdoor Outreach

Annual Report

2017

Photo credit: Eh Ler Tha


A LETTER from Ben

Imagine a girl. She has just come to San Diego and

everything is new. But new is hard. Everyday she comes

home from school exhausted and in tears. She

questions her abilities and her self worth. All around

her are messages of “you aren’t,” “you can’t” and

“you won’t.” This is a critical time for the girl.

Now imagine you give this girl

two things that greatly

increase her chances of

success. First, you give her

access to a group of peers

and mentors whom she can

go to for help. Many have

been in her shoes and

they know what it’s like.

Now she doesn’t feel

so alone.

Finding inspiration in the outdoors

with Miriam. Photo credit: Eh Ler Tha

Next, you give her the

chance to see and do things she

could only dream of. These mountains, waves,

and trails are beautiful and intimidating. They

inspire her to explore her world and face down her

fears. She pushes through the tears, dirt, and sweat,

motivated by a message she hasn’t heard before: “you

can.”

As the girl uncovers her strengths, she builds courage,

and finds joy in the challenge. She develops

confidence and a sense of self as authentic as the

natural environment that surrounds her. Inspired to

share the experience with others, the girl becomes a

role model, a teacher, an advocate. She knows her

power to make a difference, and she is driven to

provide to others the same support and opportunities

that you provided to her.

Your gift to one young woman is changing the lives of

many. I hope you’ll read more about Miriam and how

she is working hard to pay your generous support

forward.

In Gratitude,

Ben

2017 Number of Programs by Type

Total Programs by Year

2017

2016

486

2015

391

2014 367

Total Individual Youth Served

2017

2016

2015

2014

19

14 8

75

22

25

38

75

43

61

45

54

58

Rock Climbing

Mountain Biking

Hiking/Backpacking/Camping

Gear Fitting and Basecamps

Leadership Training and Advocacy Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Environmental Education

Parks and Beaches

Kayaking

Play and Paddle

Surfing

Snowboarding

Yoga

537

1,736

1,513

1,244

1,046

2017 Partner Schools and Agencies

Barrio Logan College Institute

Blue Heart Foundation

Boys and Girls Club of Imperial County

California Community Foundation- Warren

Christopher Scholars

Chaparral High School

City Heights Community Development

Corporation

Community Housing Works

County of San Diego Department of Parks

and Recreation- Lakeside Teen Center and

Spring Valley Teen Center

Crawford High School

El Cajon Valley High School

Girls Rising

Gompers Preparatory Academy

High Tech Elementary Point Loma

Jerusalem Foundation Youth Exchange

Just In Time For Foster Youth

Keiller Leadership Academy

King Chavez Community High School

Lincoln High School

Malcolm X Library Teen Council

Mesa Rim Youth Climbing Team

Momentum Learning

Monarch School Project

Monte Vista High School

Morse High School

Mount Miguel High School

National Conflict Resolution Center

North County Lifeline– Crown Heights

O’Farrell Charter School

Palomar High School

San Diego Diplomacy Council

San Diego Show Allstars

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy- Ecology Club

San Pasqual Academy

San Ysidro Health Center- FLEXX Program

SAY San Diego- O’Farrell Family Services,

Serra High School

South Bay Community Services- Castle

Park, Grangier & National City Middle

Schools

Southwest High School

YMCA- McGrath Family Y, Spring Valley


This year, 927 supporters like you made

a gift that changed the lives of many.

$100,000 +: Legler Benbough Foundation, Estate of William M. Cadwallader, U.S. Fish

and Wildlife Service

$25,000-$99,999: County of San Diego, Resources Legacy Fund, The San Diego

Foundation, San Diego Unified Port District, David C. Copley Foundation, Price

Philanthropies, San Diego Gas & Electric, Walter J. & Betty C. Zable Foundation

$10,000-$24,999: Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish

Community Foundation, The Bravo Foundation, California Coastal Commission,

Michael Hervey (Fundraiser), Patagonia, Ashford University, The Hervey Family Fund

at The San Diego Foundation, John Krakauer Charitable Trust, The North Face

Explore Fund & National Park Foundation, Sydney D. Holland Foundation, The LA84

Foundation, The Rose Foundation

$5,000-$9,999: prAna, The Tony Robbins Foundation, Mesa Rim Climbing and

Fitness Center, Brian & Michelle Cox, Paul & Nelly Dean, The Outdoor Foundation,

ESET North America, Alliance Healthcare Foundation, Wells Fargo, Marco Thompson

(Fundraiser), Qualcomm Foundation, Global Leadership Adventures, Alan & Terri

Wiessner, Boys and Girls Foundation, Cox Communications, Cushman Foundation,

Day For Change, Eagle Creek, EVO, Hattie Ettinger Conservation Fund, Heller

Foundation of San Diego at Union Bank, Nordson Corporation Foundation, Jennifer

Secoy Krach Fund, The Country Friends, The Tiano Family Foundation, The Wallace

Fox Foundation

$1,000-$4,999: Christopher & Esther Northrup, SIMA Humanitarian Fund, CLIF

Bar Family Foundation, San Diego Downtown Lions Club, Scott Shepherd

(Fundraiser), California State Parks Foundation, Josh Osias (Fundraiser), California

Council of Land Trusts, Richard Paul & Rena Minisi, Joe McLeod & Alexis Dean

(Fundraiser), John & Stephanie Thorne, Carol & Henry F. Hunte Fund, David & Robin

Durr, Stein & Katharine Lundby, Candace Chu (Fundraiser), Roger Spatz, Mission

Federal Credit Union, Peter & Kathleen Metcalf, The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt

Memorial Fund, Karl & Tia Luber, Mountain Chicks (Fundraiser), Tom Peat & Janet

Newman, Dave Gell, Andy Paul (Fundraiser), Karen & Arnould T’Kint de Roodenbeke,

Steve Romeo (Fundraiser), Ricky Schlesinger & Judy Nakatomi, Mission Beach

Women’s Club Foundation, Heidi Wolin, Ted & Rozanne Reguly, Anna Keeve &

Cameron Gharabikou, Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, Sergio Langarica &

Meagan DePaulo, Julia Ronlov (Fundraiser), Jeanette & David Osias, Boulder Clean,

Jeff & Kelli Morin, RightOn Productions & San Diego Winter Brewfest, Pascal

Kerker (Fundraiser), Janie DeCelles, No Typical Moments, Brittany Russell, Anne

Vincent, Bruce & Susan Shepherd, Costantine Alexakos, John Kirkman, Keith

Rampmeier, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Matt D’Arrigo, Pure Project Brewing,

Schwartz Family Foundation, Smoky & Kim Bayless, St. Germaine Children’s

Charity, Tayler + Friends, thinkPARALLAX, William Voge

Leaving a Legacy

Remembering Bill Cadwallader | 1930 - 2017

Bill grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. His

dad left when he was little, and

they didn’t have a lot. Later, he

would look back and wonder

where he might have ended up if

other dads in his neighborhood

hadn’t given him opportunities

to camp, fish and ski. If they

hadn’t been the mentor figures

he needed to discover and reach

his potential.

Bill’s transformational gift

launches Outdoor Outreach’s

first-ever legacy giving circle.

You can join Bill in making a

gift to Outdoor Outreach in

your will.

Learn More

Contact Mallory Thorne at

mallory.thorne@outdooroutreach.org or

(619)238-5790 ext. 101.

Bill Cadwallader

1930 - 2017

2017 Financials

2017 Revenue

Individual $328,679

Government $184,803

Foundation $604,774

Corporate $90,297

Church-Civic $7,430

Board $15,934

Fee for Service $214,319

In-kind Donations $28,680

Misc $3,811

Gain/Loss on Assets $0

Net Assets Released from Restriction $58,545

TOTAL ** $1,537,272

2017 Expenses

Operating $334,991

Program $1,046,919

TOTAL: $1,381,910

2017 Assets

Fixed assets $99,833

Cash $337,057

Other current assets $12,150

TOTAL: $449,040

2017 Liabilities

Current liabilities $25,417

NET ASSETS $423,623

* These figures have not yet been reviewed by our accountant. For our most up

to date year-end financials, please visit www.outdooroutreach.org

** $83,680 temporarily restricted for 2018 program deliverables


YOUR GIFT is preparing teens like Miriam to be resilient in the face of

challenges, and confident in their power to make a difference. Here’s a

look at how YOUR GIFT has impacted Miriam’s life:

FOR MIRIAM, YOUR GIFT PROVIDED NEW

OPPORTUNITIES...

“I didn’t grow up camping or kayaking. Those were things I saw in travel

brochures and National Geographic magazines, and none of those

people looked like me. I never imagined myself having those adventures

I saw in the pictures.”

“As refugees from religious persecution, we left Burma for India when I

was little, and then came to the United States in 2013. Learning a new

language, and getting used to a new culture, was a struggle throughout

my childhood. But moving to the United States, at 14 years old, it just

got worse.”

“It was through my older sister that I got the chance to go to Mission

Bay with Outdoor Outreach. It was the first time in my life ever

kayaking or stand up paddleboarding, and it was so far outside my

comfort zone. But I didn’t feel shy that day. Everyone was so open with

their stories and experiences, it felt natural for me to open up and share

what I was feeling. I was not the same person on the van ride home.”

… TO FACE AND OVERCOME CHALLENGES...

“At the end of every Outdoor Outreach program we share a highlight

we’ll remember, and a “shout out” for someone who made our day. It

seems like a small thing, but those closing circles showed me that what

I say matters. And how much I could contribute just by being myself.

The outdoors taught me to embrace authenticity. Without even

realizing it, I got comfortable challenging myself. It made me brave.”

… AND DISCOVER THAT BY LEADING AND INSPIRING

OTHERS….

“I remember realizing that with Outdoor Outreach, I was involved in

something so much bigger than myself. Outdoor Outreach opened my

eyes to the contribution I can make in the community. For me, it

changed the definition of ‘changing the world’: You change the world by

changing lives. For me to be able to get outside and teach something

new, or change someone’s views, I’m making a difference.”

… SHE CAN CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE IN HER LIFE AND

HER COMMUNITY.

“This past fall, I started as a freshman at Cal State Channel Islands. It

feels a little bit like backpacking… I don’t know what’s coming next, but

I’m working hard to get there. And I know once I get there, it will be so

sweet. Success is so much more than myself… it’s giving and impacting

the people around me.”

YOUR GIFT PROVIDED

2,687 67 472

MILES Miriam has travelled in

Outdoor Outreach’s vans

MEALS Miriam has eaten with

Outdoor Outreach

HOURS Miriam has spent kayaking,

backpacking, and climbing

with supportive peers and mentors

Core Staff

Ben McCue | Executive Director

Joe McLeod | Director of Operations

Mallory Thorne | Director of Development

Molly Morelli | Finance & Administrative

Director

Kim Stolkowski | Program Operations

Manager

Hanna Gneiting | Youth Programs Manager

Cuyla Coogan | Donor Relations Manager

Juliette Brezin | Development &

Communications Coordinator (Former)

Lucy Alejos | Development &

Communications Senior Coordinator

Candace Chu | Development &

Administrative Coordinator

Juan Alvarez | Program Logistics

Coordinator (Former)

Matt Smith | Program Logistics

Coordinator

Dustin Punches | Youth Programs

Coordinator

Sunny Chang | Youth Programs

Coordinator

Josh Osias | Youth & Environmental

Programs Coordinator

Stephanie Halper | Program Operations

Coordinator

Andy Paul | Leadership Program

Coordinator

Luis Perez | Youth Programs Assistant

Coordinator


from Miriam

A MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE FROM MIRIAM

“What you do has an impact on someone’s life. It doesn’t have

to be in a big way… just one thing you do for someone else can

shape their story. You might make it possible for 10 young

people to camp overnight in Joshua Tree. What each person

gets from that experience is different. But what I took away

from Joshua Tree, I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life. It’s

a ripple effect. And it makes all the difference.”

“Just one thing you do for someone else can

shape their story” - Miriam

Photo credit: Eh Ler Tha

Photo credit: Drew McGill

Board of Directors

Ricky Schlesinger, Chair | Eagle Creek, Retired

Todd Cantor | PMsquare

David Gell | Olympus Sky

Sergio Langarica | Sony Electronics

Stein Lundby | QUALCOMM, Inc.

Esther Northrup | Cox Communications

Ted Reguly | Sempra Energy

Roger Spatz | Eagle Creek & Reef

Brittany Russell | Port of San Diego

Sandra Mueller | Rady Children’s Hospital

Julia Ronlov (Former) | The Scripps Research Institute


5275 Market Street, Suite 21

San Diego, CA 92114

Outdoor Outreach

Annual Report

2017

WITH GRATITUDE, from Miriam

Stay Connected

YOU’RE INVITED TO SEE

THE IMPACT OF YOUR SUPPORT

FIRST HAND.

Want to join us on a trip?

Email cuyla.coogan@outdooroutreach.org,

or call (619)238-5790 ext. 105

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