Colorado Outward Bound School’s Ice Axe Club was started in 1975 by founding trustees William Coors, Charles Gates, Ruth Brown and Charles Froelicher. The Ice Axe Club recognizes individual donors who understand and support COBS as a reflection of their personal values and, in many cases, their personal experience.
This exclusive club offers a home for individuals who care about the mission of Outward Bound. Membership is open to individuals who donate $5,000 or more in unrestricted annual support to the school.
The Colorado Outward Bound School is reviving the Ice Axe Club to bring together the community of strong supporters our founders represented. Offering gatherings at basecamps and nearer to our homes, the Ice Axe Club celebrates and thanks this group of extraordinary individuals who support Outward Bound with ongoing, significant, annual, unrestricted donations.
All Ice Axe Club members are honored with the following benefits and opportunities:
In addition to the above benefits, all $10,000 level members receive:
You can become an Ice Axe Club member by pledging $5,000 or more in unrestricted gifts to COBS.
Gifts toward the Ice Axe Club are cumulative; over the course of the calendar year, unrestricted gifts that are not tied to event sponsorships will count toward membership.
The Ice Axe Club is designed for individual donors. Gifts received directly from individuals, through donor-advised funds, or through foundations that are funded by or controlled by the donors (i.e. family foundations) are all welcome.
Become an Ice Axe Club member today!
To find out more about the Ice Axe Club, contact COBS's development team at [email protected].